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Second Edition 



PHILADELPHIA 

THE HISTORICAL SOCIETY OF PENNSYLVANIA 

DECEMBER 2, I949 



Copyright, 1949, by 
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania 



'Preface to the Second Edition 

The first edition of The Guide to the Manuscript Collections of The 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania, published in 1940, was compiled 
by The Historical Records Survey, Division of Professional and 
Service Projects, Works Progress Administration. The Society's 
manuscript holdings at that time were estimated to be 2,500,000 
items, contained in 1,141 listed collections. Within the last 
decade, these holdings have increased approximately 60%, so 
that now some 4,000,000 items are to be found in 1,609 collec- 
tions. Furthermore, whereas in 1940 only 30% of the manuscripts 
were arranged for ready use by students, today 98% are so 
arranged. 

During the past ten years, we have also made every effort to 
improve the manuscript catalogue which has grown from 200,000 
to 500,000 cards. In spite of this tremendous increase, the number 
of items covered by each card has been reduced from 12.5 in 
1940 to 8.0 at present. This represents real progress, but much 
work remains to be done. 

Excluding our holdings of foreign manuscripts, which number 
some 200,000 items of considerable importance, our collections 
deal primarily with Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. Neverthe- 
( less, because of Pennsylvania's importance to the country as a 
whole, our vast store of source material frequently assumes 
national significance. 

As in the first edition, the description of each collection in this 
volume is based upon actual examination of the material, but, 
since the collections represent an enormous body of manuscripts, 
these descriptions could not possibly be made exhaustive, and 
should, therefore, be treated simply as guides. No attempt has 
been made to list the collections alphabetically because of the 
continual addition of the many new accessions, and because the 
Index invariably refers to a collection number. For this reason, 
page numbers have been eliminated. 

Several changes have been made in the Index itself. Under 
headings which require numerous references, the major collec- 



tions are printed in bold face type. A number of important new 
classifications, such as Commonplace Books, Letter Books, Scrap- 
books, etc., will undoubtedly prove to be of considerable help to 
the student. These new classifications in the Index, as well as 
those for Business Records, Diaries, Travels and many others, 
have been subdivided into decades, thus greatly expediting the 
location of desired material for any given period. 

It is hoped that this new edition of The Guide will prove useful 
and more usable to students interested in the rich manuscript 
holdings of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

Richard N. Williams, 2nd, Director 
December 2, 1949 
The one hundred and 
twenty-fifth anniversary 
of the founding of the 
Society 



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Explanatory V^otes 



Each entry describes a collection or group of related collections. 

The spelling of the original is retained in citing titles of items and collections, but 
modern orthography is used in the descriptive text. 

Unless places are outside Pennsylvania, the state has not been given. 

Dates appearing in the heading and descriptive portion of each entry are the 
dates of the manuscripts described, except when they are enclosed in parentheses, 
in which case they indicate the life-span of the person whose name they follow. 

Information on circumstances of accession is included in the entry heading when 
the data were readily available. 

In cases where manuscripts are known to have been published, reference is made 
to the publication in which they may be found. 

Bibliographical notes mainly refer to periodical publications of The Historical 
Society of Pennsylvania in which the manuscripts described have been printed; in 
some instances, as indicated, they refer to accession notes published in The Pennsyl- 
vania Magazine of History and Biography. The following abbreviations are used in these 
notes: 

Memoirs — The Memoirs of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania 

Collections — The Collections of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania 

P.M.H.B. — The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography 



Guide to Manuscript 
Collections 



1. John Adams Letters, 1781-1829. 1 vol. Presented by Pauline 

E. Henry, granddaughter of Francis Adrian van der Kemp. 

Approximately 150 John Adams' letters to his friend, Francis 
Adrian van der Kemp (1752-1829), Dutch scholar and preacher. 
The letters, 1781-1825, convey Adams' appraisal of political 
events, comments on the American Revolution, formation of 
the government of the United States, Napoleonic Wars, and the 
insurrections in The Netherlands, with comments on noted 
men, books, and satirical periodicals disguised with classic Latin 
titles. Included in the volume are 5 letters, 1826-29, of John 
Quincy Adams; copy of a letter of George Washington, 1788; 
Lafayette letter, 1788; notification of Van der Kemp's election 
to membership in the American Philosophical Society, signed 
by Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Smith Barton, Caspar Wistar, 
and others; and a few miscellaneous items. 

2. William Alexander Papers, 1788-1813. Approx. 65 items. 

Purchased by the Dreer Fund, 1926. 

The allotment of land in Pennsylvania to Alexander in return 
for military service in the Revolutionary War, 1788-1813; also 
letters and documents on construction of roads and improve- 
ment of waterways in Pennsylvania. 

3. Elizabeth S. Allen Parchment Deeds, 1699-1858. Approx. 

75 items. Presented by E. S. Allen. 

Deeds pertaining chiefly to lands in Middletown and Attle- 
borough townships, Bucks County. 

4. George Allen Papers, 1828-43. 3 vols. Presented by the 

estate of Gregory B. Keen, 1931. 

These volumes contain criticisms, reviews, observations on liter- 
ature, art, philosophy, the Greek classics, and other academic 



subjects; there are also notes on the game of chess. Allen 
(1808-76) was professor of languages in Delaware College and 
the University of Pennsylvania. 

5. James Allen Diary, 1770-78. 1 vol. Presented by Brinton 

Coxe, 1881. 

The diary of James Allen (1742-78), Philadelphia lawyer, con- 
tains information on the social, political, and cultural history 
of the colonial and Revolutionary periods in Philadelphia, with 
comments on military affairs, battles, and generals and other 
prominent persons. 

Published in P.M.H.B., IX (1885), 176-196, 278-296, 424-441. 

6. John Jasper Allen Poem, 1804. 1 vol. 

"The Whippiad," a satire in the classical manner, on student 
life at Oxford University. 

7. John W. Alloway Diary, 1863. 1 vol. 

A diary by John W. Alloway, member of Coppers' Battery, Bat- 
talion B, 1st Pennsylvania Artillery, in the Civil War. It gives 
an eyewitness account of camp life, marches, allocation of 
troops, and battles at Gettysburg, Rappahannock River, and 
Williamsford; also refers to draft riots in New York. 

8. American Negro Historical Society Papers, 1790-1901. 

Approx. 3,000 items. Presented by Leon Gardiner. 

A collection of papers on American Negro cultural and eco- 
nomic advancement and the struggle for freedom. There are 
papers relating to some of the prominent men of the race: Ben- 
jamin Banneker, mathematician and astronomer, 1790-91; 
Jacob C. White, correspondence, 1832,-99; Isaiah C. Wears 
speeches and letters, 1856-1901; Frederick C. Douglass, 1870-95; 
and others. Negro civic activities: Daughters of Africa Society 
minutes, 1 vol., 1822-38, order book, 1821-29; papers on Ameri- 
can Negro slavery and equal rights, 1831-68; Agricultural and 
Mechanic Association of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, consti- 
tution, 1839, stock certificates and transfers, 1840-46, 2 vols.; 
Banneker Institute minutes, 1854-55, 1855-59, receipt book, 
1855-68, roll books, 1854-65, 1866-72, order book, 1867-72, lec- 
tures and debates, 1859-60; Lebanon Cemetery, burial vouchers, 
payments for lots, etc., 1855-1901, letter books, 1874-80, 1881-86, 
receipt books, 1847-51, 1848-53, accounts, 1882-87; records of 
Pennsylvania State Equal Rights League, minutes, 1864-72; 



Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital, Philadelphia, 1895-1901; 
Roberts Vaux Consolidated School, 1870-1901; First African 
Presbyterian Church of Philadelphia, 1853-82; Second African 
Presbyterian Church, 1832-46; Negro baseball clubs material, 
1867-70; other items are legal papers, deeds, bonds, portraits, 
magazines, pamphlets, programs, etc., 1854-96. 

9. Edward Antill Manuscripts, 1780. 1 vol. Presented by Mrs. 

William Stansfield. 

These are scientific treatises written by Edward Antill while he 
was a prisoner of war at Flat Bush, Long Island, and dedicated 
to William Ferguson, captain of Proctor's Regiment of Artil- 
lery, in the United States Army. The subjects are: "The Prin- 
ciples of Geography and Astronomy," "The Elements of Chro- 
nology," "A Table of the Sun's Declination from 1764-95." 

10. Anti-Slavery Papers, 1828-57. Approx. 1,000 pages. Pre- 

sented by Colonel John P. Nicholson. 

C. C. Burleigh's manuscripts on the Abolition movement, moral 
and political essays, and other material on the slavery question. 
Among the essays are: "The Southern Refugeeism," "Kansas," 
"The Church," "Journal of the Little Things of Life," "Res- 
cues and their Consequences," "Thoughts on the Death Pen- 
alty." 

11. A. Margaretta Archambault Historical Papers, ca. 1917. 

Approx. 2,000 items. Presented by A. Margaretta Archam- 
bault. 

Notes for a guide book on art, architecture, and places of his- 
toric interest in Pennsylvania, compiled by the Art Committee 
of the State Federation of Pennsylvania Women, and edited by 
A. M. Archambault, 1917; histories of the 67 counties of Penn- 
sylvania, written by historians of the various counties; history 
of Philadelphia; illustrations. 

See A. M. Archambault, ed., Guide Book of Art, Architecture, 
and Historic Interests in Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, 1924). 

12. Emma W. Armstrong Journals, 1878. 3 vols. Purchased bv 

The Historical Society. 

Biographical sketches and reminiscences of the life and charac- 
ter of Emma W. Armstrong, wife of General S. C. Armstrong, 
gathered for her children, Louise and Edith, by their friend, 
Mary Anna Longstreth. 



13. Thomas Armstrong, Jr., Note Book, 1830. 1 vol. 

Memoranda of historical events, and on literary and scientific 
subjects. 

14. Major "William Armstrong Papers, 1778-80. 3 vols. Pre- 

sented by Dr. Isaac R. Walker. 

Receipt book, 1778; account with the State of Pennsylvania, 
David Rittenhouse, Treasurer, 1779-80; receipt book, relating 
mostly to work done on Fort Island, 1779-80. 

15. William G. Armstrong Diaries, 1851-88. 38 vols. 

The diaries of William G. Armstrong, Philadelphia writer and 
engraver, contain observations, notes, and criticisms on politi- 
cal, social, and cultural affairs in the United States. 

16. Colonel Myer Asch Letters and Documents, 1876-87. 

Approx. 50 items. Presented by Rebecca Asch Shoyer, 
David W. Shoyer, and William L. Shoyer. 

A collection of letters from envoys of Algiers, Austria, Belgium, 
Italy, Japan, Russia, Spain, Turkey, etc., expressing their gov- 
ernments' appreciation and esteem to Colonel Myer Asch, 
Secretary of the United States Centennial Exposition, and con- 
ferring upon him honors, titles, and decorations for his distinc- 
tive services rendered to their commissions at the Exposition. 

17. Captain Jacob Ashmead Papers, 1698-1794. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Samuel B. Ashmead. 

Documents of colonial and Revolutionary periods, include: 
surveys and indentures, 1698-1752; indenture of apprenticeship, 
1762; muster and payrolls, 1776-79; diary of western expedition, 
Sept. 27, 1794, to Dec. 13, 1794; will, 1794. 

18. Robert Ashton and Margaret Roberts Manuscripts, 

1791-1841. 1 vol. Presented by Mrs. George Corson, 1929. 

Robert Ashton's business accounts, genealogical notes, hymns, 
lyric poetry, etc., 1795-1832; Margaret Roberts' commonplace 
book, 1791-1841; marriage certificate of Nathan Roberts and 
Margaret Ashton, 1791; David Roberts' will, 1805; bonds; deeds; 
inventory of the goods of Robert Ashton, Bucks County; and 
other items. 



19. John Ashurst Estate Papers, 1699-1858. Approx. 1,000 

items. Presented by the Ashurst family. 

The collection contains the papers of John Ashurst's estate: 
account books, 1781-86; letter books, 1830-65; and miscellaneous 
correspondence, 1741-1858. They relate to the commercial in- 
terests of a Philadelphia merchant and supply information on 
commodity prices, insurance rates, real estate, etc. Biographical 
sketches of Friends and testimonials from various meetings, 
1699-1763; and lecture notes of John Ashurst (son), 1855, later 
a noted physician, are included among these papers. 

20. The Association &c. [of Congress], October 20, 1774. 1 vol. 

Official printed resolution of the First Continental Congress 
held in Philadelphia, 1774, for the "non-importation, non- 
consumption, and non-exportation act against England," bears 
the signatures of 42 delegates from the several colonies. Among 
the signers are: Samuel Adams, John Adams, John Jay, Thomas 
Mifflin, Thomas McKean, Peyton Randolph, and George Wash- 
ington. 

21. Asylum Company Papers, 1793-1851. Approx. 350 items. 

Purchased by The Historical Society. 

The Asylum Company, of which Robert Morris was president 
and in which John Nicholson, Charles Morris, and others were 
financially interested, was organized for the sale of land in 
Northumberland County. This collection of papers includes 
deeds signed by Robert Morris, 1797; shares of stock assigned 
to Thomas Ashly, 1801; pamphlets, announcements, patents of 
land, catalogue of sale, etc., 1794-1819; correspondence and ac- 
counts of Samuel Baird, agent for the company, 1793-1851; and 
photostat of the letter written by Le Fevre, in 1799, describing 
the life of early French settlers. 

22. Autograph Collection of The Historical Society of 

Pennsylvania, 1671-1939. Approx. 38,000 items. Pre- 
sented by various persons. 

This collection is composed of single items, groups of letters, 
and miscellaneous documents acquired individually and in 
small groups by The Historical Society, and arranged alpha- 
betically in 128 boxes. The letters present autographs of promi- 
nent American and foreign persons: Edward Bulwer-Lytton, 



John Bullit, Luther Burbank, James Bryce, George Bryan, 
James Buchanan, and others. 

Two boxes of Penn manuscripts constitute an important part 
of the collection. One box contains miscellaneous William Penn 
papers, 1671-1702, among which are letters, patents, deeds, 
accounts, etc. The other box contains papers, 1730-1866, of 
John, Thomas, and Richard Penn, and of their families: pro- 
prietary documents, deeds, agreements, patents, and family 
correspondence. 

Another group contains Edward Burd and Edward Shippen 
Burd family papers, ca. 1730-1926. These reveal the participa- 
tion of a prominent Pennsylvania family in the social, eco- 
nomic, and political affairs of the state. Also included are papers 
relating to Bucks County affairs, 1730-71, surveys, material on 
the erection of the Philadelphia Arcade, 1828, and other items. 

23. Autograph Letters of the Presidents of the United 

States, 1788-1864. 16 items. Presented by the heirs of 
Samuel Welsh, 1905. 

Miscellaneous letters of sixteen Presidents, Washington to Lin- 
coln, gathered by Samuel Welsh. 

24. Bache Papers, 1818-60. Approx. 500 items. 

Among these papers are letters from Dr. Franklin Bache's (1792- 
1864) brother-in-law, Albert Dabadie, and family letters con- 
taining comments on social events, financial matters, and politi- 
cal questions, 1818-60; copies of letters written by Dr. Franklin 
Bache, 1833-61; historical memoranda, arranged for a lecture; 
and notes for "A Chemistry" by Dr. Bache. 

25. Balch Collection, 1699-1923. 22 vols, and approx. 2,000 

individual items. Presented by Elise Willing Balch. 

A portion of the collection is made up of materials collected by 
Thomas Balch while he was writing Les Frangais en Amerique 
. . ., 1777-1783: original manuscripts of "Episodes de la Guerre 
maritime de l'lndependence Americaine," by Du Petit Thouars, 
and "Memoire du Marquis de Vaudreuil au Marquis de Du- 
quesne," 1755; copies of "Memoires du Comte de Grasse sur le 
combat naval, le 12 Avril, 1782," "Relation du voyage du 
Prince de Broglie, 1782," "Depuis mon depart de France, 26 
Mars, 1781 au 18 Nov. de la raeme annee quand l'armee aux 



ordres de M. le Comte de Rochambeau est entree dans quartier 
d'hiver" (probably written by Cromot du Bourg, one of Ro- 
chambeau's aides), "Correspondance de M. de Kalb avec le due 
de Choiseul du 20 avril 1767 du 10 fevrier 1769," etc. A list of 
names of French and English officers in the American Revolu- 
tion, 1779-83, appears in the volume with the Du Petit Thouars 
manuscript. 

The interest of Thomas Willing Balch (1866-1927) in inter- 
national law is represented by correspondence, 1892-1918, re- 
lating to the use of arbitration as an instrument of international 
policy, 3 vols.; papers relative to the arbitration of the Alabama 
Claims, 1864-72, 1 vol.; material on Alaskan boundaries, Jan. 14, 
1854, to May 20, 1854, 2 vols. 

With the exception of a few incidental items, the rest of the 
collection contains family papers and documents pertaining to 
the history of colonial Pennsylvania. These include: photostats 
of the will, inventories of the estate, and some of the correspond- 
ence of Thomas Willing, 1776-1820, 1 vol.; miscellaneous cor- 
respondence, invitations, 1857-1923, 2 boxes; a group of etch- 
ings of French and American officers of the Revolution; 2 boxes, 
1699-1805, contain letters and documents pertaining to social, 
political, and religious affairs, to the French and Indian War, 
13 grand jury charges, 1762-1805. Material of an equally mis- 
cellaneous nature is contained in 4 vols, of letters and docu- 
ments, 1717-1923: "Journal of occurrences while in Europe," 
July 10, 1815-July 10, 1816, signed by H. B. Wilson; "A Theme 
of Verbs," by Edward Shippen, 1768; 1 vol. of Balch family 
correspondence with members of the Shippen and Swift fam- 
ilies, 1752-1830; and a box of Swift and Willing family corre- 
spondence, 1743-1882. 

26. Evelyn B. Baldwin Papers, 1898-1926. 1 box. Presented by 
Evelyn B. Baldwin. 

"Log of the Wellman Arctic Expedition to Franz-Josef Land, 
1898-99," by Evelyn B. Baldwin, second in command of the 
expedition; genealogical data on the Baldwin, Crampton, Scran- 
ton, Beers, Hicks, Ogden, and Trist or Twiss families, compiled 
by Baldwin, 1926, and "Digest of papers relating to Pensioneers 
of the Revolutionary War, Baldwin Family," 1926. These are 
typescript copies by the author; longhand originals have been 
deposited by him in the Manuscript Division of the Library of 
Congress. 



27. Joshua Baldwin's Ledger Book, 1725-97. 1 vol. 

Material on commercial activities, prices of commodities, and 
general domestic economy of colonial times is contained in 
Joshua Baldwin's ledger. Part of the book contains scientific 
and literary notes of a later period, ca. 1836-47, and genealogical 
records of the Sharpless and Clemson families. 

28. Ball Papers, 1676-1850. Approx. 2,200 items. Presented by 

Herbert Dupuy. 

Correspondence and other papers relating to the estate of Joseph 
Ball include: 4 boxes of letters, records of real estate transac- 
tions, settlements of estates, and legal papers, 1769-1843; 60 
patents and deeds for land in Philadelphia and New Jersey, 
1676-1847; 15 marine insurance policies on goods shipped by 
William Ball, 1766-71; Richmond Meadow account book, 1760; 
ledger book, 1733-39; Thomas Wotherspoon receipt book, 1796- 
1804; Lewis M. Walker receipt book, 1817-21; William Ball's 
account book, 1786-1807; letter book of Elizabeth Byle, wife of 
William Ball, 1757-83. 

29. Colonel Stephen Balliet Papers, 1728-1822. Approx. 

100 items. 

Letters and documents relating to the Balliet family, including 
correspondence, 1777-92; drafts and patents of land, 1759-1822; 
miscellaneous documents, commissions, and baptismal papers, 
1728-99; receipts, business agreements, 1759-1808. 

30. Rhoda Barber Journal, 1726-82. 1 vol. 

Narrative of early pioneers' journey through the wilderness 
toward the Susquehanna River and the establishment of settle- 
ments at Wright's Ferry, Lancaster County: describes the haz- 
ardous journey, grandeur of the country, construction of ferries, 
economic and domestic life of the families, trade with Indians, 
etc. Included are an account of the massacre of the Conestoga 
Indians by the Paxton boys in 1763, and some reminiscences 
of incidents during the Revolution. 

31. John Barclay Letters, 1801-7. 11 items. Purchased by 

The Historical Society. 

Correspondence of John Barclay (d. 1816), mayor of Philadel- 
phia, on personal matters and real estate transactions, with 
James Hamilton and John B. Parker. A letter of July 15, 1804, 



mentions the duel between Aaron Burr and Alexander Ham- 
ilton. 

32. Joshua Barker Docket Books, 1828-39, 1834-43. 2 vols. 

Docket books of Joshua Barker, justice of the peace in Bucks 
County. 

33. Joshua Barney Papers, 1782-1818. Approx. 150 items. 

The papers of Joshua Barney (1759-1818), naval officer and pri- 
vateer in the War of 1812, contain accounts of naval battles and 
of incidents preceding and during the War of 1812, and de- 
scribe prizes of war. The papers comprise letters and documents, 
1782-1818, including commissions issued to Commodore Barney 
by James Monroe, James Madison, John Quincy Adams, etc., 
and some French documents, 1796-1802, issued in connection 
with his service in the French navy. 

34. Benjamin Smith Barton Papers, 1778-1813. Approx. 200 

items. 

The Barton papers contain the correspondence of Benjamin 
Smith Barton (1766-1815), professor of medicine at the College 
of Philadelphia, with scholars and scientists, among them: 
Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, Joseph Priestley, John 
Drayton, L. Valentine, Frederick Rush, and others; notes and 
observations on natural phenomena. Also there are 15 vols, of 
journals, 1789-1803. The journal for 1789 contains an inter- 
esting description of Barton's voyage on the Apollo from 
Gravesend, Eng., to Philadelphia; he notes talks with John Pem- 
berton, a fellow passenger and Quaker preacher, about the early 
settlements in Pennsylvania; he reviews the biographies of 
William Penn and of Benjamin West, the painter. The later 
journals, 1794-1803, describe his travels through the states; his 
research in the fields of botany, mineralogy, anthropology, and 
zoology; his observations on frontier settlements, Indian tribes, 
and the physical condition of the land. Ten diplomas, 1790- 
1812, from the College of Philadelphia and various European 
universities are included. 

Journal of the Apollo voyage published in P.M.H.B., IX 
(1885), 334-338. 

35. Charles Crillon Barton Journals, 1828-31. 2 vols. Pre- 

sented by Edward Shippen, 1891. 
Logs and journals written by Barton during his cruise on U.S.S. 



Hornet to the West Indies, 1827, and off the coast of Brazil, on 
U.S.S. Vandalia and U.S.S. Hudson, 1828-31; drawings of United 
States ships, signal flags; contemporary manuscript map of 
Brazil; and a few other items. 

36. Bartram Papers, 1738-1810. 14 vols. 

The papers of John Bartram and his son, William Bartram 
(1739-1823), naturalists, pertain chiefly to horticulture and 
botany, and they record observations on American flora and 
experiments in the production of new plants and flowers. The 
correspondence includes letters from prominent scientists and 
other noted men, among them: Peter Collinson, Benjamin S. 
Barton, John Fothergill, Benjamin Franklin, Alexander Cal- 
houn, J. Randolph, Mark Catesby, John F. Gronovius. There are 
diaries and journals of tours through the colonies and states 
which contain apt comments on the social and economic life 
of the country as well as on the physical features of the states 
visited. 

In this collection there are 4 vols, of letters from Benjamin 
Smith Barton, Henry Bouquet, William Byrd, Mark Catesby, 
and others, 1734-1810; John Bartram's "Journal through the 
Catskill mountains with Billy," 1753; 2 vols, of his journal, 
record of observations on plants; diary of his excursion in the 
Carolinas, Georgia, and Florida, July 1, 1765, to April 10, 1766, 
and a copy of the same diary transcribed by William Darling- 
ton, M.D.; William Bartram's journals of his travels through 
the Carolinas, Georgia, and Central and West Florida, 1773-77, 
2 vols.; William Bartram's journal of a "Journey from Spaldings 
lower Trading House, to Cuscoilla and the Great Alachua 
Savanna"; photostat copies of the 2 vols, of his narrative of 
travels in Georgia and Florida, written for Dr. John Fothergill, 
1774; letters and account book of Isaac Bartram, 1790-1803, 
1 vol.; a folder of correspondence between Isaac and Sarah 
Bartram, 1792-1805; photostats of John Bartram letters to 
Fothergill (originals in the British Museum), 1769-71; William 
Bartram plant book; drawings of birds, reptiles, fish, and plants; 
an address delivered by Caroline Bartram Kelly, 1893; and 
family Bibles of John Bartram, 1761-64. 

37. Beatty -Wynkoop Genealogy, ca. 1917. 1 vol. Presented by 

Joseph M. Beatty, Jr. 1917. 
Genealogical notes and photographs of the Rev. Charles Beatty 



family, which came to America from Ireland in 1729, and of the 
Henry Wynkoop family, early settlers in Bucks County. 

38. William Becket Manuscripts, 1727-42. 1 vol. Presented 

by the Rev. C. H. B. Turner. 

Notices and letters concerning incidents at Lewes Town [Lewes], 
Del., presenting a view of the religious sentiments, and social 
and economic conditions prevailing in the period. 

39. Lewis Beebe Journals, 1776-1801. 3 vols. Presented by 

Roland C. Ashbrook, 1935. 

Journal, 1776-77, is a narrative of Beebe's participation in the 
campaign against Canada during the Revolution, giving an 
account of the battles, troop movements, commanding officers, 
ravages of disease in camps, and the economic and social as- 
pects of the period. Journals, 1799-1800, 1800-1801, contain 
notes of a journey from New England to Virginia, with details 
on facilities for travel, characteristics of the inhabitants of the 
states he traversed, their religious sentiments, education, sports, 
recreations, economic and social conditions, etc. Included also is 
information on the political controversies agitating the period, 
particularly the election of Thomas Jefferson, and the contest 
between Democratic and Federalist factions. 

Journal, 1776, published in P.M.H.B., LIX (1935), 321-361. 
Accession note: P.M.H.B., LIX (1935), 445. 

40. Frederick Eugene Francois, Baron de Beelen-Bertholff 

Papers, 1785-88, 1873-1913. 50 items. Presented by 
Joseph M. Gazzam, 1880. 

Copies of letters written by Baron de Beelen-Bertholff, Belgian 
agent to United States, to Count Barbiano de Belgioioso, Brus- 
sels, 1785-88, relating to commercial and political affairs in the 
United States. They contribute information on Spain's attitude 
concerning United States navigation on the Mississippi, 1785; 
the military occupation of Forts Niagara, Oswego, and Detroit, 
by the British; peace treaties with the Indians negotiated at New 
York; John Adams' and Thomas Jefferson's diplomatic missions 
to France and England; Comte de Beaufort's proposal to Con- 
gress to bring 10,000 settlers to America; reports on commerce, 
shipping, and treaties with foreign nations; Annapolis Con- 
vention, 1786; Federal Convention in Philadelphia, 1787; and 
other subjects. The papers, 1873-1913, contain J. M. Gazzam's 



correspondence with John Jay and other diplomats, which 
relates to the diplomatic activities and ancestry of Baron de 
Beelen-Bertholff. In French. 

41. George de Benneville Autobiography Manuscripts, ca. 

1782. 2 vols. Purchased by the Library Fund. 

These manuscripts are part of an autobiography of George de 
Benneville, and describe "the vision of an extraordinary re- 
ligious character identified with the early religious history of 
Pennsylvania and especially of Philadelphia [Germantown]." 

42. Bensell and Duffield Manuscript, 1867. 1 vol. 

A poem, "The Painter's Dream," dedicated to Mrs. Emma Selig- 
man by George F. Bensell and Samuel W. Duffield, Philadelphia, 
1867. 

43. Mathias Benzinger Documents, 1799-1844. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by N. R. Ewan, 1935. 

A collection of twelve abstracts of title to land "situate formerly 
in the counties of Clearfield and McKean, now in the county of 
Elk," purchased by Mathias Benzinger from Thomas G. Stryker. 

44. Berks and Montgomery County Papers, 1693-1869. Ap- 

prox. 250 items. Purchased by The Historical Society. 

Miscellaneous papers pertain to local government; they consist 
of petitions, laws, rules, regulations, lists of names of free- 
holders, assessments, etc. There are also some letters from 
prominent men of the times: Conrad Weiser, Richard Peters, 
John Potts, Thomas Mifflin, and others. These letters relate to 
Indian controversies, land transactions, social and economic 
affairs of the colonial period. 

45. Robert Beverly Papers, 1763-1852. Approx. 800 items. 

Purchased by the Dreer Fund, 1926. 

Papers of Beverly, Georgetown, D.C., financier: accounts and 
receipts, 1763-1852, show the cost of education in 1820, prices 
of goods, value of slaves; also documents connected with the 
litigation arising out of the settling of the estate of George 
Washington. 



46. Thomas Bevis Genealogical Records, 1737-1879. Approx. 

75 items. Presented by Samuel Adams Bevis, 1906. 
A collection of genealogical records and correspondence relating 
to the families of Bevis, Draper, Brockley, and related families, 
of New Jersey. 

47. Charles Biddle Papers, 1763-1829. Approx. 250 items. 

Correspondence, 1736-1829, on politics, naval and military 
affairs, and the slave trade; 14 letters of Aaron Burr relate to 
his controversy with Alexander Hamilton, 1796-1807; 5 letters 
of Benedict Arnold, 1736-74; Charles Biddle letter book, 1792- 
1806; autobiography of Charles Biddle, 1819. 

48. Clement Biddle Letter Book, 1789-92. 1 vol. Presented 

by Thomas A. Biddle and Company, 1927. 

The letters relate to trade between the United States and Eng- 
land, and contribute information on economic conditions of 
the early national period. Among the names of correspondents 
are George Washington, Robert Morris, William Rodgers, and 
Tobias Lear. 

49. Colonel Clement Biddle Papers, 1743-1835. Approx. 200 

items. 

The papers of Clement Biddle (1740-1814), quartermaster 
general of the Pennsylvania militia and United States marshal 
for Pennsylvania, are divided into two groups: one is made up 
of the Biddle-Washington correspondence incident to Biddle's 
activities as commissary general of forage during the Revolution, 
and upon his subsequent business relations with Washington; 
the other section contains miscellaneous letters and documents 
from various famous men. The Washington-Biddle papers in- 
clude: 9 general orders and warrants, 1778-80, signed by Wash- 
ington and issued in connection with the work of the commis- 
sary department in the Revolution; letters from Washington 
to Biddle, 1784-99; letters from Tobias Lear, 1789-91, and from 
George A. Washington, 1785-90; accounts of George Washing- 
ton with Clement Biddle, 1789-98. The second group includes 
letters and papers, 1780-1835, of Alexander Hamilton, Nathanael 
Greene, Thomas Jefferson, Aaron Burr, James Monroe, John 
Quincy Adams, Timothy Pickering, and others; Gideon Cor- 
nell's commissions of appointment as judge, 1743-48; some 
colonial paper money; samples of cloth. 



Correspondence of Clement Biddle, 128 letters, 1778-90, pub- 
lished in P.M.H.B., XXXII (1908), 498-500; XLII (1918), 310- 
343; XLIII (1919), 53-76, 143-162, 193-207. 

50. Thomas A. Biddle Business Records and Correspondence, 

1771-1837. 64 vols. Presented by Thomas A. Biddle and 
Company, 1927. 

A collection of business records and letter books of prominent 
mercantile, shipping, and banking firms of Philadelphia. They 
contribute valuable information on economic trends during the 
Revolution and the early national period. The record books, 
1771-86, contain accounts of provisions, military stores, equip- 
ment, etc., supplied to the Revolutionary army; trade and ship- 
ping with England and other countries; privateering and dis- 
tribution of prize money; goods imported and exported; cur- 
rent prices; financial and legal matters, etc. The record books, 
1787-1837, reflect the growth and extension of local and for- 
eign trade; the organization of financial institutions, banks and 
insurance companies; accounts of municipal enterprises, erec- 
tion of bridges, gas and water works; transactions in stocks and 
bonds. Among the clients mentioned are Richard Bache, Hor- 
ace Binney, Biddle and Wharton, John Cox, Manuel Eyre, 
John Keith, Edward Tilghman, John Sergeant, Taylor and 
Newbold, Robert Wain, Robert Willing, and others. The col- 
lection is comprised of: journals, 1781-1822; ledgers, 1785-1837; 
cashbooks, 1771-1817; daybooks, 1783-1814; blotters, 1799-1809; 
promissory notebook, 1798; debt book, 1785; ship book, 1784- 
92; notary public registers, 1779-86; stock book, 1817; check- 
book, 1800-1801; letter books, 1783-1822; Upper Ferry Bridge 
Company, Philadelphia, minute book, 1811-34. 

51. William Bigler Papers, 1836-80. Approx. 5,000 items. 

This collection includes the correspondence, 1836-80, of Wil- 
liam Bigler (1814-80), governor of Pennsylvania and United 
States senator; miscellaneous papers relating to the Tyrone, 
Clearfield Railway Company, and the Centennial Exposition, 
1839-76; speeches, pamphlets, and newspaper clippings, 1853-62. 
The items reflect political and social trends in Pennsylvania 
and the United States during the period of expansion. The 
slavery question, the Kansas-Nebraska Bill, efforts to maintain 
the Union, and economic conditions after the Civil War are 
mentioned; there are also family papers, letters, bills, accounts. 
Accession note: P.M.H.B., LIX (1935), 446. 



52. Mary G. Billmeyer Manuscripts, 1835-36. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Mary M. Townsend. 

A collection of poetry dedicated to Mary G. Billmeyer by her 
friends. 

53. William Bingham Letters, 1791-1803. 2 vols. 

Letterpress copies of Bingham letters, 1791-93, 1 vol., relate to 
many of the social, political, and financial events of the times 
and, incidentally, throw light on leading personalities in the 
political and financial affairs of the nation. The other volume, 
1795-1803, contains photostats of letters and agreements per- 
taining to land enterprises in Maine in which William Bingham 
was financially interested. Bingham (1752-1804) was a Pennsyl- 
vania delegate to the Old Congress, and United States senator. 

54. Major George Birch Papers, 1808-88. Approx. 50 items. 

Presented by George R. Birch, 1888. 

Major Birch (d. 1837) diary, 1809-25, contains much interesting 
material relating to army life in the early years of the Republic, 
a description of the Battle of New Orleans, 1815, and of Indian 
troubles in the South. There are a few miscellaneous letters, 
documents, and drawings. 

55. William Blackmore Papers, 1873-75. Approx. 100 items. 

Purchased by the Dreer Fund. 

Collection of correspondence, notes, portraits, and pamphlets 
for a biographical sketch of William Penn. 

56. Black well Papers, 1688-89. 1 vol. Presented by Brinton 

Coxe. 

Copies of letters of John Blackwell to William Penn, concerning 
provincial administration and economic conditions in colonial 
Pennsylvania: accounts of the political confusion, jealousy, and 
disrespect he encountered while he was governor of the prov- 
ince. Included is a list of John Blackwell letters to William 
Penn from the Coleman catalogue of Penn papers. 

57. Ephraim Blaine Receipt Book, 1772-98. 1 vol. Purchased 

by the Library Fund, 1922. 

Receipt and notebook of Ephraim Blaine, sheriff at Carlisle 
before the Revolution, including receipts signed by James 



Wilson, George Ross, and James Smith, signers of the Declara- 
tion of Independence; also receipts to Blaine for collections of 
claims against General Arthur St. Clair, Alexander Hamilton, 
and others. 

58. Blakeslee Genealogy, 1897-1929. 1 package. Presented by 

Mrs. Walter H. Blakeslee, 1938. 

Genealogical data on the descendants of Samuel and John 
Blakeslee, who settled in Connecticut about 1630, and later 
were associated with the pioneer history of Susquehanna County; 
also records of the Flagg family, descendants of Thomas Flagg 
of Watertown, Mass. 

59. Atherton Blight Diary and Account Book, 1849-56. 2 

vols. Presented by Joseph Jackson, 1912. 

Account book of traveling expenses in Europe, 1849; diary of 
trips through Egypt, Turkey, Palestine, and other Mediter- 
ranean countries; notes on the Crimean War, and state of 
affairs in Germany. 

60. Daniel Boinod Papers, 1777-95. 77 items. Purchased by the 

Dreer Fund, 1938. 

A collection of receipts, bills, orders, and correspondence relat- 
ing to the business affairs of the Boinod firm, booksellers in 
Philadelphia. 

61. Ann G. Boker Album, 1823-82. 1 vol. 

Verse, historical notes, essays, biographical sketches, and other 
literary compositions. 

62. Eliza Boller Music, ca. 1810-13. 1 vol. Presented by Mrs. 

Hampton L. Carson. 
Sacred and secular music of the Moravians, with words. 

63. George Bollman Papers, 1784-1803. 7 vols. 

Business records of a Pennsylvania merchant and ironmaster: 
two letter books, 1795-1803; cashbook, 1784-92; legal papers 
connected with a suit of attachment against a Spanish vessel, 
Teresa, in the harbor of Santiago, Cuba, 1803. 

64. Dr. Phineas Bond Receipt Book, 1758-1810. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. Charles E. Cadwalader, 1908. 



Miscellaneous personal accounts of the founder of the Penn- 
sylvania Hospital, Philadelphia. 

65. Edward H. Bonsall Essays, 1814-78. 1 vol. Presented by 

S. H. Hudles, 1884. 

Essays on literary and philosophical subjects, and poetry read 
and discussed before the Philadelphia Literary Association. 

66. Jeremiah Boone Papers, 1782-1833. Approx. 2,500 items. 

Presented by Howard Beacon, 1897. 

Business papers of Jeremiah Boone and his son, William R. 
Boone, Philadelphia merchants and shippers, relate to their 
West Indian and South American trade, and include corre- 
spondence, shipping accounts, invoices, insurance policies, bills 
of lading, legal papers. Boone family papers include letters, 
agreements, tax receipts; there are also letters, 1797-1802, of 
Benjamin C. Calhoun, Baltimore merchant, and bankbooks of 
Andrew Kennedy, 1782-95. 

67. Deborah Borton Poems, 1788-99. 1 vol. Presented by Mary 

O'Connell, 1936. 

A collection of verse by Deborah Borton. 

68. Colonel Elias Boudinot Papers, 1716-1828. Approx. 500 

items. 

Correspondence and documents relating to prisoners of war; 
notes on the "Exchange of Prisoners of War," 1778; parole lists. 
Some personal and family papers, 1716-1828, contain notes on 
social and political affairs. Boudinot (1740-1821) was a lawyer 
and commissary of prisoners during the Revolution. 

Miscellaneous Boudinot items published in P.M.H.B., XV 
(1891), 26-34; XVI (1892), 439-442; XXIV (1900), 291-305, 453- 
466. 

69. John Boyer Diary, 1854. 1 vol. Purchased by the General 

Fund. 

Diary of a Philadelphian, containing data on weather condi- 
tions, and accounts of personal expenses, purchases, repairs, in- 
vestments. 

70. Thomas Bradford Library Register, 1771-72. 1 vol. 
The records of a lending library [Philadelphia] containing the 



names of subscribers and a list of books borrowed during the 
period. 

71. Captain Thomas Bradford Papers, 1760-1862. Approx. 

3,500 items. Presented by members of the Bradford fami- 
lies; some items purchased by The Historical Society. 

These papers include: documents concerning British prisoners, 
including correspondence relating to prisoners from the British 
army and navy, 1777-83; British prisoners' paroles, 1778-82; 
a list of British prisoners, from both services, 1778-82; returns 
of provisions for British prisoners, 1778-83; American naval 
prisoners' paroles and bonds for their delivery, 1778-83; mis- 
cellaneous correspondence and accounts, 1760-1862. Bradford 
(1745-1838) was commissary general of the Revolutionary army. 

72. Colonel William Bradford Papers, 1682-1863. Approx. 

1,000 items. A large portion of the collection was pre- 
sented by John William Wallace, 1878. 

These papers relate to the Bradford family and to Colonel 
Bradford's activities in the Revolution. There are: 2 boxes 
of miscellaneous correspondence, wills, receipts, documents, and 
papers relating to shipping, law, religion, publications, and 
politics; memoranda of William Bradford, 1757-73; diary of 
William Bradford, 1775; register of William Bradford, 1776; 
letter book and notes of William Bradford, 1773-75; account 
books of William Bradford, 1742-60, 1780-91, 1780-92; journal 
of John Kidd and William Bradford, 1768-74; maritime insur- 
ance of John Kidd and William Bradford, 1762; invoice book 
of William T. Bradford, 1767-69; receipt book of Thomas Brad- 
ford, 1781; purchase of lottery tickets, 1753-57; bibliography of 
William Bradford, 1685-1740; bibliography of Andrew Brad- 
ford, 1710-37; list of subscribers to the Pennsylvania Journal, 
1764-78; list of subscribers to the American Magazine, 1757; 
newspaper and postage accounts, 1742-75; orations at Prince- 
ton College, by John Bradford Wallace, 1791-94; Valley Forge 
muster rolls, 1778. 

73. Carter Braxton Papers, 1780-1811. Approx. 100 items. 

Papers relating to litigation of Carter Braxton (1736-97) of 
Virginia, against Willing, Morris and Company and Robert 
Morris, for the non-fulfillment of a contract for the delivery 
of certain commodities, to be paid in tobacco at Curasao. 



74. Samuel Breck Manuscripts, 1850. 1 vol. Presented by 

Samuel Breck, 1902. 

Breck's lecture, "Whitefield and his Times," read by him before 
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1850. 

75. Briggs of New Jersey and Pennsylvania, ca. 1877. 1 vol. 

Presented by Lilla Briggs Sampson, 1919. 

Genealogical records of a Quaker family, early settlers in Bur- 
lington and Mt. Holly, N.J. 

76. Hannah Bringhurst and Elizabeth Almy Diaries, 1781- 

82, 1808-10. 1 vol. Purchased by the Library Fund, 1927. 

Contemplative journal of Hannah Bringhurst, a Philadelphia 
Quaker; Elizabeth Almy's narrative of the last illness and death 
of James Bringhurst. 

77. Francis D. Brinton Papers, 1789-1874. Approx. 400 items. 

Presented by Francis D. Brinton. 

A collection of miscellaneous papers relating chiefly to the busi- 
ness affairs of John Hamilton and John M. Wood, Philadelphia 
merchants. There are bills, receipts, accounts, correspondence, 
bills of lading, 1789-1842, data on the economic trends of the 
period, prices of commodities, transportation, etc. Included are: 
customhouse certificates of imports, 1821-29; military papers, 
ordnance-stores requisitions, receipts, 1828-29, bearing the sig- 
nature of officers of Jefferson Barracks; Isaac H. Whyte, per- 
sonal and business correspondence, receipts and bills, 1840-74; 
legal papers, indentures, wills, land transactions. 

78. General John Rutter Brooke Papers, 1753-1903. Approx. 

10,000 items. 

Correspondence, documents, military orders, and pamphlets 
pertaining chiefly to the career of John Rutter Brooke (b. 1838) 
in the United States Army, 1861-92: official reports of the battle 
of Fair Oaks, 1862; Civil War orders, 1862; war maps of Indian 
territory in Virginia, Maryland, Pennsylvania, and the Shenan- 
doah Valley; material on suppression of mob violence in New 
Orleans and Baton Rouge; records of Brooke's activities as 
commanding general in the Indian territories of Montana, 
Wyoming, Nevada, Utah, and Colorado, 1892-98; list of names 
of outlaws, 1892; correspondence from military departments of 



La Platte, Dakota, Missouri, Omaha, Governors' Island, New 
Mexico, Texas, Minnesota; material on military expedition in 
Puerto Rico, 1898-1902; appointment as peace commissioner and 
Governor of Puerto Rico; accounts of several expeditions in 
Cuba, military hospitals, barracks, railroads, governor's palace, 
post office, etc.; letter books, 1888-98, 8 vols.; index books to 
correspondence, 3 vols.; printed military regulations, 1863-99; 
commissions signed by Abraham Lincoln, Rutherford B. Hayes, 
Andrew Johnson, William McKinley, Grover Cleveland, Elihu 
Root; also letters of Major William Brooke on military affairs 
in the Philippines, 1901-2. 

79. Robert Brooke Pedigree Chart, 1912. 1 vol. Presented by 

Thomas W. Balch, 1919. 

Pedigree of Robert Brooke, who settled in Maryland, 1650, and 
of his descendants, 768-1886, compiled by Bennet Bernard 
Browne. 

80. Roger Brooke Patent to Land, 1684. 1 folder. 

Patent for 1,500 acres of land, "Brook Cresse," Baltimore 
County, Md., granted to Roger Brooke of Calvert County. 

81. Alexander P. Brown Autograph Collection, 1869-1913. 

4 vols. Bequest of Alexander P. Brown. 

Approximately 200 autographs of American and European 
statesmen, writers, and scientists, collected by Brown. 

82. Andrew Brown Letters, 1862-64. Approx. 75 letters. Pre- 

sented by William John Potts, 1887. 

The letters were written by Brown, sergeant in the Union 
Army, to his family during the Civil War; they describe life in 
camp and his participation in battles. 

83. Carlotta Herring Brown Collection, 1699-1920. 2 boxes. 

Presented by Carlotta Herring Brown. 

Botanical and horticultural material, including copies of and 
notes from original manuscripts relating to John Bartram, 1699- 
1777; correspondence relating to mosses, 1909-18. There are 
also journals and notes containing material on the World War, 
1914-20. 



84. Charles Brockden Brown Manuscripts, 1715-1824. 14 

vols. Purchased by the Keim Fund, 1925. 

These papers of an early American professional man of letters 
reflect the cultural trends of the period in the United States. 
Among the items: Charles B. Brown (1771-1810) manuscript of 
"Alcuin," 1797; his miscellaneous writings, 1793-1808, 3 vols., 
on religion, morals, ethics, poetry, politics, economics, etc. 
The collection includes also: Elijah Brown journals, 1811, 1816, 
1820, 1827, written while he was traveling in Europe and the 
United States, describe scenes, natural phenomena, the con- 
struction of canals and dams, and philosophical and scientific 
subjects; Maurice Lisle memorandum books and journals, 
1715-17, relating to domestic and commercial affairs in Phila- 
delphia; bankbook, 1823-24, and an obituary record, 1804-11. 

85. David Paul Brown Orations, 1810-41. 1 vol. Presented by 

Eva Brown. 

Addresses delivered by David Paul Brown, a prominent Phila- 
delphian, at national and local celebrations; also a tribute 
tendered him by Philadelphia Negroes for his service in their 
cause, and abstracts of legal cases. 

86. Elijah Brown, Jr., Diary, 1801-5. 1 vol. Presented by 

James B. Campbell. 

Memoranda on legal, commercial, agricultural, and philosophi- 
cal subjects; diary contains account of a trip from Philadelphia 
to the West Indies, 1801. 

87. John Brown Letters, 1777-1826. 30 items. Purchased by 

the Dreer Fund, 1926. 

Letters in which Albert Gallatin, David Parrish, and Stephen 
Girard are mentioned in connection with a loan made to the 
United States, and an account of a fire in the Treasury building 
in Washington. 

88. Mrs. John C. Browne, Lottery Tickets, 1753-1866. Ap- 

prox. 200 items. Presented by Mrs. John C. Browne, 1918. 

Tickets of lotteries operated to secure funds for several national 
and local institutions in the United States; included is a memo- 
randum book of Francis Gurney, 1785, which records sales of 
lottery tickets. 



89. William Hardcastle Browne Correspondence, 1890-97. 

Approx. 250 items. 

Letters relating to Browne's pamphlet, Divorce and Alimony. 

90. George Bryan Papers, 1756-1829. Approx. 1,250 items. 

Presented by George and S. S. Bryan, 1925. 

A large part of this collection consists of legal opinions ren- 
dered by George Bryan, judge of the Supreme Court of Penn- 
sylvania, which reflect judicial history in the colonial period. 
Among these items is his opinion in the case of John Fitch vs. 
James Rumsey, relating to claims involved in the introduction 
of steam-propelled vessels, 1789. Other papers relate to taxes, 
finance, shipping, sale of lands, incorporation of the City of 
Philadelphia in 1786, slavery, penal laws, Connecticut claims, 
Constitutional Convention, Pennsylvania politics, gubernatorial 
nomination in 1823, election controversies, social and civic re- 
form movements. The collection includes family correspon- 
dence. 

91. James Buchanan Papers, 1775-1868. Approx. 25,000 items 

in 114 boxes. 

These papers touch nearly every phase of Buchanan's career, 
legal, political, and diplomatic. They contain: 3 boxes of auto- 
graph letters and drafts, 1813-68; a box of letters, reports, and 
documents of Buchanan's ministry to Russia, 1832-33; 4 boxes 
of similar material dealing with his ministry to England, 1854- 
56; 2 boxes of his correspondence while Secretary of State, 
1845-49; 1 box of papers and correspondence relating to the 
growing differences between the North and the South before 
the Civil War, 1857-61; 1 box of notes and articles written by 
Buchanan concerning his Administration and other topics, 
1860; 2 boxes of speeches and notes, 1827-58; 79 boxes of 
miscellaneous correspondence, 1783-1868, include letters from 
Simon Cameron, John W. Forney, John Slidell, Benjamin H. 
Brewster, Jeremiah Black, Nahum Capen, William B. Reed, 
John Meredith Read, Stephen Pleasonton, Mrs. David Lynch, 
and others; 2 boxes of legal correspondence, 1775-1855, relate 
to Buchanan's early activity as an attorney and include papers 
of the Koenigmacher case and the impeachment of Judge 
Franklin; 3 boxes of business letters, 1828-67, relate to personal 
investments and business transactions, including bills, receipts, 



etc.; 1 box of papers relates to the Democratic Convention, 
1856; a folder of papers relates to the Post Office blank printing 
controversy, 1857-60; 2 boxes of biographical notes and papers 
on the life of James Buchanan; 1 box of invitations to dinners 
and public affairs, 1833-68; 7 boxes of pamphlets, 1814-66, in- 
cluding speeches made in Congress, Presidential messages, 
pamphlets on the jubilee of the Constitution, Eve of Rebellion, 
trial of Judge Peck, controversy with General Winfield Scott, 
a scrap book, obituary notices, notes, and memoranda; and 5 
boxes of newspapers and clippings. 

See John B. Moore, ed., Works of James Buchanan (12 vols. 
Philadelphia, 1908-11.) 

92. Buchanan and Henry Papers, 1770-1914. Approx. 100 

items. Presented by Robert Edward Henry, Reginald B. 
Henry, William C. A. Henry. 

Miscellaneous letters and commercial accounts of members of 
the James Buchanan family pertain chiefly to the affairs of 
Harriett and Elizabeth Buchanan; papers of the J. Buchanan 
Henry family deal with personal affairs and with the publication 
of a biographical sketch of James Buchanan. 

93. Buchanan Fund Record Book, 1847-48. 1 vol. Presented 

by the Fahnestock Bequest, 1876. 

Names of subscribers and amounts pledged for the Buchanan 
Fund. 

94. Roberdeau Buchanan Collection, 1761-1831. 4 vols. Pre- 

sented by Roberdeau Buchanan, 1917. 

General Daniel Roberdeau, merchant and Revolutionary sol- 
dier, letter book, 1764-71; receipt book, 1761-67, relates chiefly 
to his shipping interests and contains names of clients such as 
Benjamin Franklin, the Rev. John Rodgers, Joseph Reed, John 
Witherspoon, Henry Drinker, and others; Colonel Isaac Rober- 
deau, United States Army topographical engineer, journal of 
tours from Washington with John C. Calhoun, Secretary of 
War, 1820-30; Mary E. Roberdeau, poetry album, 1829-31, 
contains a poem written by John Quincy Adams, 1829, and 
another signed Abigail Adams. 

95. Charles N. Buck Memoirs, 1791-1841. 1 vol. Presented by 

John Frederick Lewis, 1924. 



Memoirs of Charles N. Buck, Philadelphia merchant, consul- 
general of Hamburg to the United States, contain records of 
commercial life in Philadelphia, the trade in cotton, linen, 
tobacco, sugar, rice, and other commodities, between the United 
States and Germany, and a view of the political and economic 
conditions of the period. 

96. Jacob E. Buck Receipt and Account Books, 1832-40. 2 

vols. 

Receipt book, 1832-40, contains Buck's accounts of the ad- 
ministration of the estate of John Kressler; account book, 1834- 
36, relates to the sale of liquor. 

97. John Sheffield, Duke of Buckingham, Manuscripts, 

1688-1708, 1 vol. Presented by the estate of Louis E. 
French. 

"Some Account of the [English] Revolution" and "A Feast of 
the Gods in the Imitation of the Caesars of the Emperor Julian," 
by the Duke of Buckingham. 

98. Bucks County Papers, 1682-1850. Approx. 600 items. Pur- 

chased by The Historical Society. 

Miscellaneous documents pertain to the local government of 
Bucks County in the colonial period, and include petitions, 
local rules and regulations, papers relating to land transactions; 
letters from Edward Shippen, Phineas Pemberton, William 
Keith, James Logan, and others, deal with social and economic 
matters. 

99. Lee H. Buffington Autograph Album, 1860. 1 vol. Pur- 

chased by the Dreer Fund, 1931. 
Verse dedicated to Lee H. Buffington by his friends. 

100. Bull Papers, 1799-1836. 25 items. Presented by Commo- 

dore James H. Bull. 
Papers of the Bull family contain deeds to land in Northumber- 
land County; certificate of ordination of Levi Bull, priest of 
the Episcopal Church, signed by Bishop William White, 1805; 
and other items. 

101. Commodore James H. Bull Journal, 1843-44. 1 vol. 

Presented by Commodore J. H. Bull, 1927. 
A description of a journey through Mexico and lower and 



upper California with data on economic and social conditions, 
the influence of the Catholic Church and Jesuits among the 
Indians, missions, pearl fisheries, travel, topography of the 
country, and incidents of the trip. 

102. Bunting-Nicholson Manuscripts, 1684-1850. Approx. 50 

items. Purchased by the Library Fund. 

Chiefly land transactions in Burlington County, N.J., in which 
Samuel Bunting and George Nicholson were interested. Among 
the items are patents of land, indentures, agreements, wills, 
surveys. 

103. Partition of the Estate of Edward Burd, 1834. 1 pack- 

age. Presented by Eli K. Price. 1934. 

Deeds in the partition of Burd's estate, 41 parchment leaves. 

104. Edward Shippen Burd, Collection, 1798-1858. 12 vols. 

Presented by various persons. 

Personal, business, and legal records of Edward S. Burd: receipt 
books, 1798-1820, 1805-31, 2 vols.; catalogue of Burd's law li- 
brary and copies of sample legal instruments, 1798-1800, 1 vol.; 
account book of lumber and sundries for his Pine Street, Phila- 
delphia, building, 1820, 1 vol.; plans and abstracts of title of 
land owned by Burd, 1814-20, 1 vol.; receipts for taxes, water 
rents, mortgage interest, wages, etc. 1823-33, and real estate 
accounts, mortgages, ground rent, etc. 1830-34, 1 vol.; taxes 
and interest receipt book, 1881-46, 1 vol.; income and invest- 
ment book, 1848, 1 vol.; Mrs. Eliza H. Burd's receipt book, 
1848-57, 1 vol.; and grocery account books of the Burd Orphan 
Asylum, 1855-58, 1856-58, 2 vols. 

105. Edward Shippen Burd Notes on Law Cases, ca. 1802. 1 

vol. Presented by Harrold E. Gillingham. 

A collection of case abstracts, rules, and other legal matters. 

106. Lieutenant James Burns Collection, 1793-1860. 1 box, 

approx. 15 items. Presented by Charles M. Burns, 1914. 

Lieutenant Burns' commission signed by John Adams, 1798; 3 
manuscript booklets on naval signal flags, veering and shorten- 
ing sail, and ships' regulations and orders on the U.S.S. Ganges, 
Congress, and Constellation, 1800-1802; miscellaneous letters and 



printed notes relate to his studies in the University of Pennsyl- 
vania, 1793-95; copy of South Carolina proclamation, The 
Union is Dissolved, 1860. 

107. Miers Busch Papers, 1838-79. Approx. 50 items. 

Family papers, including: an agreement to charter the ship 
Susan G. Owen, to ship merchandise to San Francisco, 1849; 
certificate of Spanish indemnities awarded to Joseph A. Clay, 
1838, 1841; miscellaneous bills for merchandise, 1838-60; Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania programs, pamphlets, correspondence. 

108. Collection of Business, Professional, and Personal Ac- 

count Books, 1676-1904. Approx. 500 vols. Presented 
by various persons. 

Records of miscellaneous business enter prises: 

Nehemiah Allen, Philadelphia merchant and cooper, account 
book, 1698-1736, 1 vol. 

Andrews and Meredith, merchants and shippers, invoice book, 
1794-95, 1 vol. 

Isaac Archer, business and personal receipt book, 1795-1841, 

1 vol. 

Joseph Archer, engaged in Canton silk, rice, tea trade, letter 
books, 1833-34, 2 vols. 

William Armstrong, merchant and army contractor, receipt 
book, 1778, 1 vol. 

William H. Ashurst, Philadelphia merchant, receipt book, 
1839-44, 1 vol. 

Aurora, office account book, 1822-24, 2 vols. 

Backhouse, Jones and Backhouse, Philadelphia merchants, 
raccoon and beaver skins, ledger, 1773-75, 1 vol. 

Robert and Francis Bailey, Philadelphia printers, day book, 
1794-97, waste book, 1794-1829, memorandum book, 1795-1841, 
journal, 1799-1856, 4 vols. 

Robert Baily, Philadelphia liver oil merchant, fish and gen- 
eral merchandise, letter book, 1796-1807, 1 vol. 

Abel Baker and William Sill, general merchants, whiskey, 
shoes, tobacco, muslin, ledger, 1813-15, 1 vol. 

Charles H. Baker, account book, 1812, letter book, 1812-13, 

2 vols. 

John and Samuel Baker, receipt book, 1786-95, 1 vol. 
John R. Baker, receipt book, 1824-29, 1 vol. 



Baker, Godfrey and Company, Philadelphia merchants and 
shippers, receipt books, 1780-82, 1786, 1796-1805, 3 vols., cash- 
book, 1780, 1 vol. 

John Batho, Philadelphia-Antigua merchant and shipper, 
letter book, 1765-68, 1 vol. 

Peter Baynton, Philadelphia merchant, ledger and letter 
book, 1721-26, 1 vol. 

Peter Bell, Hagerstown, Md., pottery merchant, ledger, 1805- 
43, 1 vol. 

Alexander Benson, merchant and shipper, ledger, 1829, 1 vol. 

Thomas Benson, general merchant, account book, 1748-55, 
letter book, 1754-59, 2 vols. 

Michael Billmeyer, Philadelphia bookdealer, ledger, 1809- 
15, 1 vol. 

James Bird, Philadelphia cord and wood dealer, account 
book, 1777-81, 1 vol. 

Robert Blackwell, personal and business receipt book, 1783- 
1821, 3 vols. 

James Bonsall, Philadelphia silk and cotton merchant, gen- 
eral merchandise, account book, 1722-29, 1 vol. 

Mrs. Louisa C. Booth, family account book, 1829-44, 1 vol. 

Boyer, Brooke and Wilson, Philadelphia boat builders, ac- 
count book, 1788-90, 1 vol. 

William Bradford, maritime insurance ledger, 1771-75, 1 vol. 

Brandywine Mill Book, accounts, etc., 1815-17, 1821-22, 1 vol. 

Davis S. Brown, Philadelphia, personal receipt book, 1842- 
47, 1 vol. 

John Brown, Philadelphia miller, account books, 1774-77, 
1783-87, 2 vols. 

Peter Brown, Philadelphia, finance account book, 1796-1849, 
1 vol. 

William R. Brown, Doylestown, merchant, ledger, 1853-56, 
1 vol. 

Josiah Bunting, Philadelphia lumber merchant, ledger, 1812- 
13, 1 vol. 

California, Philadelphia, and European Steamship Company, 
subscription to capital stock, etc., 1860, 1 vol. 

Joseph Carson, personal and business receipt books, 1775-91, 
4 vols. 

Jesse Chalfant, Wilmington, Del., merchant, account book, 
1842-76, 1 vol. 

John and Peter Chevalier, Philadelphia and China merchants, 



108. rugs, blankets, dry goods, general merchandise, journal, 1757-61, 
1770-83, 2 vols. 

Brainard Clark, personal receipt book, 1831-38, 1 vol. 

Daniel Clark, Philadelphia furniture, china, leather mer- 
chant, letter and invoice book, 1759-63, 1 vol. 

James Claypoole, letter book, accounts, receipts, 1681-83, 
1 vol. 

Ellis Cleaver, Philadelphia merchant, daybook, 1830-52, 
1 vol. 

Henry Cline, Philadelphia, personal and domestic receipt 
book, 1800-1848, 1 vol. 

Samuel Coates, Philadelphia merchant, ciphering and invoice 
books, 1724-58, 2 vols. 

Thomas Coates, Philadelphia merchant, ledger, 1705-26, 1 vol. 

The Commercial Rooms Association, Philadelphia, 9 vols., 
invoice book, 1767-74; prize money ledger, 1782; tobacco and 
sundries account book, 1787-89; subscription book, 1810-12; 
general accounts, 1821-23; minute book, 1837-80; election of 
members, 1838-77; roll book, 1838-65; journal, 1863-71. 

Caleb Cope and Company, Philadelphia general merchants, 
land, finance, account book, 1842-66, 2 vols. 

George Dannacker, daybook, 1794-95, cashbook, 1788-95, 
bankbook, 1794-95, 3 vols. 

DeKnouse and Fullmer, Philadelphia merchants, bankbook, 
1815-16, 1 vol. 

Jacob Demuth, tobacco merchant, ledger, 1796-1847, 1 vol. 

Thomas Denham, Philadelphia general merchant, ledger, 
1726-29, 1 vol. 

Nicholas Diehl, notary public, ledger, legal forms and regula- 
tions, 1796-1817, 2 vols. 

Samuel Dilworth, Philadelphia merchant and ironmonger, 
invoice books, 1783-86, 1788-92, 2 vols. 

Dohan and Taitt, Philadelphia tobacconists, letter book, 
1859-60, 1 vol. 

Jacob Drum, Greensburg, merchant, 1821-22, 1 vol. 

Henry Duvall, general merchandise, ledgers, 1847-76, 1879- 
86, 2 vols.; daybook, 1877-87, 1 vol. 

George Eckert and Company, Philadelphia dry goods mer- 
chants, daybook, 1846-61, 1 vol. 

John and Hannah Edwards, personal and domestic receipt 
book, 1841-61. 



Abraham Egbert, Philadelphia merchant, account book, 
1803-11, 1 vol. 

Robert Ellis, Philadelphia shipper and merchant, 1736-48, 
1 vol. 

David Evans, Philadelphia carpenter, coffins, Venetian blinds, 
daybooks, 1774-1812, 3 vols. Excerpts published in P.M.H.B., 
XXVII (1903), 49-55. 

Thomas Evans, leather goods merchant, ledger, 1770-95, 1 vol. 

Edward C. Fassitt, Philadelphia attorney, legal and personal 
receipt book, 1838, 1 vol. 

Benjamin Ferris, Philadelphia clock and watchmaker, day- 
book, 1801-7, 1 vol. 

Miers, Thomas, and Samuel Fisher, Philadelphia merchants 
and shippers, ledger and journal, 1769-95, 2 vols. 

John Foot, Susquehanna County, shoe merchant, ledger, 
1790-1841, 1 vol. 

William Forbes, Philadelphia merchant and shipper, account 
book, 1768-87, 1 vol. 

Samuel R. and Margaret Franklin, receipt and account books, 
personal and domestic, 1814-47, 4 vols. 

David Franks, account book, 1760-1823, 1 vol. 

Franks and Lewden, Christiana, Del., general merchants, day 
book, 1810-11, 1 vol. 

Franks and Wagner, real estate, receipt book, 1824-39, 1 vol. 

John Fry, Philadelphia hardware merchant, account book, 
1795-98, 1 vol. 

Benjamin Fuller, letter books, 1762-91, account book, 1769- 
99, receipt book, 1795-99, 5 vols. 

Samuel Gambier, Philadelphia hatter, account book, 1758- 
63, 1804-12, 1 vol. 

Sarah and Peter Gardner, personal receipt book, 1761-71, 
1 vol. 

Joseph E. Gillingham, Philadelphia, stocks, bonds, mortgages, 
taxes, personal ledger, 1850-79, journal, 1874-79, 2 vols. 

J. F. Gilpin, general merchandise, invoice book, 1837, 1 vol. 

Vincent and John F. Gilpin, shippers, general merchandise, 
daybook, 1822-47, 1 vol., ledger, 1822-47, 1 vol., bank account 
book, 1835-38, 1 vol., dividend book, 1822-47, 1 vol., daybook 
(old firm), 1828-31, 1 vol., ledgers, 1838-39, 2 vols., accounts 
paid out, 1864-65, 1 vol. 

Gough and Carmault, Philadelphia merchants, letter book, 
1757-61, 1 vol. 



108. Jacob Graff, Philadelphia dry goods, shoes, general merchan- 
dise, receipt and cashbooks, 1776-90, 2 vols. 

Gravel Book, accounts of loads, 1830-35, 1 vol. 

John Greeves, dry goods importer, ledger, 1753-57, 1 vol. 

Jacob Grove, general merchant and shipper, daybook and 
journal, 1838, 1 vol. 

George Habacker, Philadelphia merchant, flour, coffee, sugar, 
whiskey, etc., receipt book, 1779-80, 1 vol. 

John Hamilton, Philadelphia merchant, receipt books, 1804- 
33, 3 vols.; letter book, 1809-13; daybooks, 1804-8, 1818-19, 2 
vols.; ledgers, 1808-28, 2 vols.; account book, 1808-13. 

Hamilton and Drew, Philadelphia merchants, ledger, day and 
receipt books, 1805-10, 3 vols. 

Hamilton and Hood, Philadelphia merchants, ledgers, jour- 
nals, cashbooks, letter books, 1803-38, 18 vols. 

John Harrison, drugs and sundries, daybooks, 1800-1804, 2 
vols., ledger, 1800-1803, 1 vol. 

Isaac Harvey, Jr., Philadelphia, personal receipt book, 1809- 
38, 1 vol. 

Richard Hayes, merchant, ledger, 1708-40, 1 vol. 

Robert Henderson, Philadelphia merchant and shipper, ledg- 
ers, journals, receipt invoice, day, letter, cash, inventory, laun- 
dry, and stockholders books, 1779-1823, 24 vols, and 15 boxes. 

Samuel Hildeburn and Hildeburn and Woolworth, Phila- 
delphia silversmiths, letter book, 1815-18, 1 vol. 

John M. Hood, Philadelphia general merchant, receipt, ac- 
count, day and ledger books, 1806-48, 8 vols. 

Joseph P. Hornor and William Morrison, Philadelphia mer- 
chants, receipt book, 1815, 1 vol. 

Benjamin Hornor, Philadelphia, personal receipt book, 1762- 
83, 1 vol. 

Mary Hornor, Philadelphia, receipt books, 1811-62, 2 vols. 

Charles Humphrey, Pennsylvania miller, ledgers, 1739-89, 
3 vols. 

John Hunt, Hunt and Greenleafe, London merchants and 
shippers, tobacco and general merchandise, letter book, 1747- 
49, 1 vol. 

John Hunter, Philadelphia, personal and business receipt 
book, 1784-1821, 1 vol. 

Laurens Huron, importer general merchandise, invoice and 
account book, 1796-1803, 1 vol. 



Isaac P. Jackson, general merchant, daybook, diary, 1850-57, 
1 vol. 

John C. Jackson, West Nottingham merchant, feed daybook, 
1822-28, account book, 1830-36, 2 vols. 

Chalkley Jefferis, account book, finances, 1835, 1 vol. 

Jones and Drinker, merchants, letter books, 1756-62, 2 vols. 

Jones and Wister, importers of dry goods, invoice book, 1759- 
62, 1 vol. 

Robert Jordan and Moses Lancaster, Philadelphia carpenters 
and builders, receipt book, 1790-1833, 1 vol. 

Andrew Kennedy and Company, Philadelphia, personal re- 
ceipt book, 1789-94, 1 vol. 

John Kidd, Philadelphia merchant and shipper, letter book, 
1749-63, 1 vol. 

Bowden and Farquhar Kinloch, London Merchants, skins, 
tobacco, and general merchandise, account book, 1751-58, 1 vol. 

Thomas Kite, bookdealer, daybook, 1831-39, 1 vol. 

William Kittell, transportation, Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, 
account book, 1838, 1 vol. 

Frederick Kuhl, Philadelphia general merchant, waste book, 
1752-1807, 1 vol. 

Moses Lancaster and John Lancaster, Philadelphia carpenters 
and builders, receipts, day, account book, 1809-44, 8 vols. 

Matthias Landenberger, personal and domestic receipt book, 
1784-91, 1 vol. 

William Lawrence, Philadelphia merchant, hats, skins, food 
products, etc., daybook, 1769-98, 1 vol. 

C. Laws, account book, finances, 1815-18, 1 vol. 

Samuel Leedom, Haverford, lumber merchant, ledger, 1837- 
78, 1 vol. 

Benjamin Lehman, Philadelphia cabinetmaker, book of 
prices, cabinet and chair work, 1786, 1 vol. 

Lentz and Hood, Philadelphia merchants, receipt, cash, day, 
and waste book, 1803-28, 4 vols. 

Robert Levers, shipping, merchandising, etc., receipt book, 
1759-76, 1 vol. 

Levi Lewis, Radnor, miller, flour mill account books, 1769- 
1809, 1780-93, 2 vols. 

William H. and Charles A. Litzenberg, blacksmiths and 
wheelwrights, journal and daybook, 1862-78, 1 vol. 

Lloyd and Sharpless, ledger, 1794-1801, 1 vol. 



108. Longstreth, Collins and Company, Philadelphia, bonds and 
general merchandise, cashbook, 1815-17, 1 vol. 

Josiah Lowden, Christiana, Del., general merchant, letter and 
daybook, 1801-2, 1852-65, 2 vols. 

Benjamin Judge Markley, Philadelphia, blacksmith and 
farmer, account book, 1779-86, 1 vol. 

Gregory Marlow, Philadelphia shipbuilder, account book, 
1676-1703, 1 vol. 

Christopher and Charles Marshall, bills of lading, ore book, 
1762-68, 1 vol. 

John Marshall, merchant, personal and business receipt books, 
1775-86, 2 vols. 

S. J. Marshall, carriage maker, account book, 1853-66, 1 vol. 

Marshall and Wier, carriage makers, account book, 1865-69, 

1 vol. 

William Martin, Philadelphia, receipt book, 1821-30, 1 vol. 

Hugh Maxwell, Philadelphia bookseller and stationer, day- 
book, 1803-6, 1 vol. 

William R. McBay, Philadelphia coal, wood, and iron mer- 
chant, account book, 1778-81, 1 vol. 

James McConkey, Peach Bottom, York County, commission 
merchant, canal boat owner, postmaster, letter and invoice 
books, 1834-67, 9 vols. 

John Q. A. McConkey, canal boat owner and shipper (Dela- 
ware and Raritan Canal), invoice book, 1877-79, 1 vol. 

Mary Ann, John Q. A., and James McConkey, canal boat 
transportation, boat book, 1847-80, 1 vol. 

William McCorkle, advertising and periodical dealer, ledger, 
1804-87, 1 vol. 

James McCurrach and Company, shipping agents, accounts 
current, 1790-96, 1 vol.; letter book, 1794-1800, 1 vol. 

George Meade, shipper and general merchant, receipt book, 
1784-88, 1 vol. 

David Meredith, Philadelphia merchant, memorandum and 
account book, 1813-17, 1 vol. 

Jesse Meredith, Downingtown, merchant, shoemaker, school 
accounts, vital statistics, ledger, 1795-1850, daybook, 1805-50, 

2 vols. 

Jonathan Meredith, Philadelphia tanner, hide accounts, 
waste, leather, sales, bark, ledger, day and blotter books, 1784- 
1800, 34 vols. 



Mifflin and Massey, Philadelphia general merchants, teas, cof- 
fee, sugar, flour, ledger, 1760-63, 1 vol. 

Benjamin R. Morgan, Philadelphia judge, land transactions, 
letter book, 1830-40, 1 vol. 

Thomas Morgan, clockmaker, ledger, 1771-1803, 1 vol. 

Elliston P. Morris, Philadelphia merchant and shipper, jour- 
nal, 1848-49, cashbook, 1849, 2 vols. 

Robert Morris and John Nicholson, bill book, 1795, 1 vol. 

S. Morris and Isaac L. Bartram, Philadelphia cloth merchants, 
receipt book, 1766-70, 1779-83, 1 vol. 

Samuel Morris, Philadelphia merchant, wholesale grocer, 
journal, ledger, daybooks, account, cashbooks, 1848-1904, 10 
vols. 

John and William Moulder, Philadelphia and Chester mer- 
chants, receipt book and accounts, 1771-76, 1794-1805, 1 vol. 

Margaret Moulder, grocer, ledger, 1794-99, 1 vol. 

Robert and Lydia Moulder, tavern keepers, accounts, 1760- 
1817, 1 vol. 

Moulder and Clayton, Philadelphia general merchants and 
grocers, account book, 1726-63, 1 vol. 

Joel Mount, Philadelphia cabinetmaker, ledger, 1829-65, 
daybook, 1837-49, 2 vols. 

James Muir, Philadelphia bookbinder and merchant, ledger, 
1782-95, 1786-88, 2 vols. 

Samuel Murdock, general merchant, receipt book, 1765-71, 
1 vol. 

Richard Neave, Jr., account book, 1773-74, 1 vol. 

Daniel Osmond, general merchant, account book, 1790-1830, 
1 vol. 

Joseph M. Paul, Philadelphia merchant, receipt book, 1807- 
17, 1 vol. 

Ella Penrose, Philadelphia seamstress, account book, 1888-93, 
1 vol. 

Washington H. Penrose, Philadelphia merchant, pattern and 
machine shop accounts, diaries, ledgers, personal, 1810-70, 11 
vols. 

Penrose Ferry Bridge Company, receipt book, 1859-63, 1 vol. 

Israel Peterson, Philadelphia leather merchant, receipt book, 
1852-66, 1 vol. 

J. Peterson and Company, Philadelphia leather merchant, 
receipt book, 1866-73, 1 vol. 



108. Philadelphia Public Stock Exchange, stock sales, 1865-66, 
1 vol. 

Phillips and Cozens, Philadelphia, navigation of canals by 
steam, record book, 1829, 1 vol. 

Captain James Potter, Pennsylvania, account book, 1752-67, 
1 vol. 

Stacy Potts, Philadelphia shoe merchant, daybook, 1813-22, 
1 vol. 

W. J. Potts, Valley Works, account book, general merchan- 
dise, 1790-91, 1 vol. 

Samuel Powell, Philadelphia merchant, invoice and daybook, 
1748-50, 1 vol. 

Samuel Randolph and Company, Philadelphia carpenters and 
builders, receipt book, 1836-46, 1 vol. 

William Redwood, Newport, R.I., importer, general merchan- 
dise, ledgers, 1749-61, 1787-90, 2 vols.; journal, 1749-60, 1 vol.; 
journal and daybook (Antigua), 1782-87, 2 vols.; ledger, 1775- 
1809, 1 vol.; daybooks, 1787-90, 1792-1810, 2 vols.; waste book, 
1775-97, 1 vol.; journal, 1787-90, 1 vol. 

Redwood and Birkett, general merchandise, ledger, journal, 
waste book, 1773-75, 3 vols. 

Joseph Reed and Warnet Myers, Philadelphia real estate, 
ledger, 1824-29, 1 vol. 

George V. Reinhart, receipt book, 1800-1810, 1 vol. 

Willis Rhodes and Company, Philadelphia dry goods mer- 
chant, journal, 1834-36, 1 vol. 

Joseph Richardson, Philadelphia silversmith, account book, 
1733-39, letter book, 1732-57, daybook, 1744, 3 vols. 

Thomas Riche, Philadelphia merchant and shipper, journal, 
1757-61, letter books, 1757-92, 4 vols. 

George Ritter, undertaker, receipt books, 1834-49, 2 vols. 

Robeson and Paul, iron, lumber and general merchandise, 
letter book, 1807-13, 1 vol. 

Charles C. Robinson, Philadelphia chair maker, daybook, 
1809-25, 1 vol. 

John Roman, Philadelphia merchant, personal receipt book, 
1770-80, 1 vol. 

James Ross, Christiana Bridge, Del., merchant, groceries and 
general merchandise, daybook, 1812-18, ledger, 1813-16, 2 vols. 

John Ross, daybook, 1774-83, invoice book, 1776-79, ledger, 
1776-80, account book, 1776-91, receipt book of the executors 
of John Ross' estate, 1800-1810, 5 vols. 



John Ross, general merchant, shipper, account current, in- 
voice book, ledger, 1776-91, 3 vols. 

Thomas Rutter and Samuel Potts, account book, 1748-86, 
1 vol. 

Joshua Saltonstall, Philadelphia merchant, grocer, ledger, 
1790-94, 1803-6, 1 vol. 

J. Sarched, tobacco merchant, general merchandise, 1827-28, 
1 vol. 

Thomas Savery, Philadelphia carpenter and builder, account 
book, 1782, 1 vol. 

Thomas Scully, Christiana, Del., merchant, daybook, 1773- 
75, 1 vol. 

Nathan Sharpies, East Bradford, Chester County, merchant, 
business records, 1774-1826, 4 vols. 

Joseph and Jesse Sharpless, Philadelphia mechants, lumber, 
shoes, tobacco, etc., receipt book, 1794-1819, 1 vol. 

Sharpnack, Destonet and Company, general merchants, ledg- 
er, 1818-21, 1 vol. 

Elizabeth A. Shee, Rose Valley Farm, expenses, daybook, 
1843-70, 1 vol. 

R. C. and A. R. Shreve, grain merchants, receipt book, 1840- 
56, 1 vol. 

David Simmons, Philadelphia, personal receipt book, 1813-30, 
lvol. 

John Slesman, Philadelphia merchant, receipt book, 1799- 
1802, 1 vol. 

William Smith, Philadelphia general merchant and grocer, 
letter book, 1771-75, 1 vol. 

Smith and Leedom, grain merchant, ledger, 1845-46, 1 vol. 

John Speel, Philadelphia baker, business and personal re- 
ceipt book, 1804-13, 1 vol. 

Springfield Farm, accounts, 1780-82, 1 vol. 

Thomas Stewardson, Philadelphia merchants, interest and 
account book, 1785-88, 1 vol. 

Amos Stiles, Moorestown, N.J., wheelwright, daybook, 1812- 
21, 1 vol. 

John Stites, Philadelphia grocer, general merchant, account 
book, 1814-19, 1 vol. 

Stuart and Welsh, shippers, journal, 1780-92, 1 vol. 

Richard Sweetman, Philadelphia grain merchant, receipt 
book, 1771-80, 1 vol. 



108. John Swift, Philadelphia merchant, executor of the estate of 
William Kennersley, letter books, 1747-1813, 3 vols. 

Joseph Taylor, liquor dealer, ledger, 1715-23, 1 vol. 

Samuel Taylor, personal receipt book, 1774-89, 1 vol. 

William P. Taylor, account book and diary, 1849-55, 1 vol. 

John Topliff, Philadelphia, personal and business receipt 
book, 1793-94, 1 vol. 

Samuel and Solomon Townsend, ships anchors, receipt book, 
1810-13, 1 vol. 

William Trent, Philadelphia merchant, ledger, 1703-8, 1 vol. 

James Trimble, Harrisburg, account book, indentures, 1726- 
28, 1 vol. 

Dawson and Newbold Trotter, Philadelphia, miscellaneous 
accounts, receipt book, 1862-68, 1 vol. 

Joseph Trotter, carpentry, account book, 1829-30, 1 vol. 

Warder and Brothers, Philadelphia merchants and shippers, 
account book, 1821-35, 1 vol. 

Washington Mutual Insurance, letter book, 1838-58, 1 vol.; 
minutes, 1843-56, 1 vol.; receipt book, 1851-58, ledger, 1857-70, 
1 vol. 

Samuel Webb, Philadelphia, receipt book, 1822, 1 vol. 

Peletiah Webster, account and letter book, 1773-90, 1 vol. 

James N. Weems, Philadelphia dry goods merchant, sales, 
letter books, daybooks, administration of estate, 1810-31, 8 vols. 

Robert and Uriah S. Weirs, Christiana, Del., blacksmiths, 
ledger, daybooks, 1825-60, 8 vols. 

David West, receipt book, 1803-68, 1 vol. 

Wetherill and Budd, Philadelphia merchants, drugs, chemi- 
cals, paint, etc., journal, 1807, ledger, 1807-25, 2 vols. 

Wetherill family, Philadelphia, accounts, 1845-1917, 1 vol. 

Thomas Wharton, receipt book, 1752-55, 1 vol. 

Isaac H. Whyte, Philadelphia carpenter and builder, receipt 
book, 1824-57, 1 vol. 

Wilkins and Atkinson, Philadelphia tailors, daybook, 1808-9, 
1 vol. 

J. T. Williams, Philadelphia, personal receipt book, 1855-68, 
1 vol. 

Peter Williams, Newport, Del., general merchandise, groceries, 
daybook, 1829-36, 2 vols. 

Thomas Williams and Company, dealers in skins and hides, 
1791-1822, 1 vol. 



William Williamson, attorney, West Chester Railroad, com- 
pany account, wages, cashbook, personal, 1826-44, 5 vols. 

Charles, Thomas, and Morris Willing, Philadelphia mer- 
chants, letter book, 1754-61, 1 vol. 

Edward S. Willing, account books, 1861-95, 2 vols. 

John Wilson, Philadelphia, cashbooks, 1767-77, 12 vols. 

Caspar Wistar, Philadelphia, receipt book, 1747-84, 1 vol. 

Hariott Woodhouse, Philadelphia, mortgages, bonds, personal 
receipt book, 1854-75, 1 vol. 

Captain Samuel Woodhouse, Philadelphia, receipt book, 
1812-43, 1 vol. 

Uriah Woolman, bills of lading, 1772-75, 1 vol. 

Wynkoop and Sieman, truckers, receipt book, 1783-87, 1 vol. 

Joel and Nathan Zane, Philadelphia, personal and business 
receipt books, 1761-74, 1766-95, 2 vols. 

Accounts of unidentified enterprises: account books, 1649-98, 
1768-69, 2 vols.; general merchandise, journals and ledgers, 1748- 
49, 1809-12 (Cantwell's Bridge, Del.), 1814-19, 1815-17, 1817-18 
(Philadelphia), 1818-28 and 1836-42 (Christiana, Del.), 1822-27, 
1825-26 (White House and Springfield Road), 1829, 10 vols.; 
bonds and dividend record, 1824-36, 1 vol.; Philadelphia tailor 
measurement book, n.d., 1 vol.; Philadelphia brewery ledger, 
1732-37, 1 vol.; Norfolk, Va., shipper, daybook, 1748-50, 1 vol. 

Ph ysicians' records and medicinal rec i pes: 

Dr. William J. A. Birkey, dentist, daybook, 1847, 1 vol. 

Charles Caldwell, Philadelphia physician, ledgers, day jour- 
nals, 1798-1815, 4 vols. 

Benjamin H. Coates, Philadelphia physician, ledger, 1824-30, 
1 vol. 

Josiah Coates, Philadelphia physician, day and ledger books, 
1810-15, 4 vols. 

Mrs. Daniel W. Coxe, Philadelphia, medicinal recipes, cook- 
books, receipt books, 1801-52, 5 vols. 

Ebenezer Elmer, Hopewell and Bridgeton, N.J., physician, 
daybooks, 1790-1802, 2 vols. 

Dr. Elijah Griffith, patents, accounts, ledger, 1804-14, 1 vol. 

Joseph Klapp, Philadelphia physician, receipt and daybook, 
1817-28, 2 vols. 

Robert C. Moon, Philadelphia physician, daybook, 1886-89, 
1 vol. 



108. Estate administration accounts: 

George A. Baker, account book, 1794-1805, 1 vol. 

Thomas Bartow estate, receipt book, 1793-97, 1 vol. 

John Beale Bordley estate, account and receipt books, 1804- 
13, 3 vols. 

Joel and James Chalfant, receipt books, 1834-55, 2 vols. 

John D. Cox estate, account book, 1825-30, 1 vol. 

Joseph E. Gillingham, administrator of estate of Jacob Don- 
aldson, account book, 1863-1900, 1 vol. 

Michael Gratz, administration book, 1811, 1 vol. 

Godfrey Haga estate, receipt book, 1825-48, 1 vol. 

John Hall and estates of Levi Adams, Joseph Israel, William 
Mann, account books, 1807-8, 1811-18, 2 vols. 

Isaac Han thorn estate, inventory, 1814-20, 1 vol. 

Robert Harris, guardian, account book, 1796-1808, 1 vol. 

Judge Michael H. Jenks, administrator of Jeremiah Bennett, 
Dr. W. B. Watson, and Charles Alexander estate, account book, 
1837-39, 1 vol. 

Daniel Knight estate, administration account, 1836-43, 1 vol. 

Robert McCleay, executor of Joseph Garson estate, receipt 
book, 1791, 1 vol. 

Jacob Mechlin estate, journal, ledger, 1785-90, 1 vol. 

John F. Mifflin estate, Edward Burd executor, receipt book, 
1813, account book, 1815-17, 1 vol. 

Rudolph Nagle estate, receipt book, 1807-12, 1 vol. 

Peter Paris estate, receipt book, 1776-89, 1 vol. 

William Meredith and William Smyth, assignees of Benjamin 
Wilson estate, letter book, 1823-24, 1 vol. 

Elizabeth Powel estate, accounts of executors, Bank of North 
America, Bishop White, Edward Burd and Edward Shippen 
Burd, 1830-48, 2 vols. 

Eli Kirk Price, estate accounts, 1826-30, 3 vols. 

Chief Justice William Tilghman, ledger in account of estate 
with James Tilghman, etc., 1785-1835, 5 vols. 

Valentine Ulrich estate, receipt book, 1775-1820, 1 vol. 

Thomas Voigt estate, 1840-51, 2 vols. 

George Wall estate, account book, 1778-80, 1 vol. 

Abraham Wilt, and Streeper and Wilt estate, receipt books, 
1788-1852, 5 vols. 

Isaiah Worrell estate, 1749-1883, 1 vol. 

Miscellaneous accounts: 



Blockley Farm (almshouse), journal, 1816-23, 1 vol. 



William Coleman, treasurer of the College of Philadelphia, 
merchant, ledger accounts, 1757-68, 1 vol. 

Ellwood Mendenhall, Pennsbury School treasurer, account 
book, 1846-54, 1 vol. 

Exciseman's account book, Port of Philadelphia, 1739-42, 
1 vol. 

Oyster-ship owners vs. State of Virginia, minutes, 1849, 1 vol. 

Shipping accounts, Diana, Betsy, Mary, Resolution, Friend- 
ship, Theodore, cashbook, 1788-92, 1 vol. 

"United States Foreign Commerce," records ot coal trade, 
railroads, arrival of vessels, 1805-36, 1 vol. 

109. Pierce Butler Papers, 1836-92, Approx. 60 items. Pre- 

sented by Owen Wister, 1932. 

Papers of Pierce Butler (1807-67), Southern planter, include 
documents and correspondence relating to legal matters and 
real estate, and household accounts. They furnish interesting 
data on economic conditions. 

110. Major General Richard Butler Journal, 1775. 1 vol. 

Presented by Thomas Montgomery. 

An account of Butler's travels and negotiations with the In- 
dians, August 22, 1775-Sept. 5, 1775. 

111. Estate of General John Cadwalader Papers, 1630-1863. 

Approx. 1,500 items. Presented by the Cadwalader fam- 
ily. (Superseded by item 1454.) 

Military papers of General John Cadwalader (1742-86) and 
material on the relations of the Penns with the province and 
state of Pennsylvania. Since several members of the Cadwalader 
family acted as land agents for the Penns, the latter group is 
particularly significant. Items of the collection include: letters 
relating to Cadwalader's military campaigns in the Revolution, 
among them 9 letters from George Washington, 1776-78; letters, 
notes, and documents relating to the Cadwalader and General 
Joseph Reed controversy, 1838. 1842-56: western journal of 
George Croghan, 1759-63, mainly Indian affairs; letters and docu- 
ments of a miscellaneous nature, 1700-1858, 1 vol.; correspon- 
dence relating to colonial affairs, 1685-1789; correspondence on 
business and real estate transactions, with letters from Richard 
Penn, 3d., 1817-63; deeds and other legal documents, 1752-1812; 
collection of Dutch records and deeds for New York and Dela- 



ware, 1630-73; grants of lands at New Castle, by William Penn 
and the Duke of York, 1675-82; agreements between Lord Balti- 
more and Penn, 1732-60; "Catalogue of Pennsylvania and Dela- 
ware State Papers, deposited in State Paper Office, London," 
1670-1718; cash receipt book, 1711-24; copies of Cadwalader 
and Ridgely family correspondence, 1792-1809; Croghan-Trent 
papers, 1 box. 

Two letters concerning the Reed-Cadwalader controversy pub- 
lished in P.M.H.B., XXVI (1902), 370-374; miscellaneous Cad- 
walader military papers, 1776-80, P.M.H.B., XXXII (1908), 
159-174. 

112. Benjamin C. Calhoun Receipt Book, 1807-12. 1 vol. 

Receipts for payments made for services, rent, and miscellaneous 
expenditures; also. manuscript music of national airs, popular 
melodies, and hymns. 

113. James M. Campbell Papers, 1861-67. Approx. 50 items. 

Presented by Dr. A. Keightley, London, England. 

The collection of James Campbell's papers contains official 
documents of his appointment as minister to Sweden, bearing 
the signatures of Abraham Lincoln and William Henry Seward, 
1864; his letter, 1867, declining President Johnson's offer to 
appoint him minister to Colombia; correspondence, 1862-67, 
pertains to the Civil War. 

114. Samuel Campbell Collection, 1790-1876. 85 items. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. John S. Saxe, 1934. 

Miscellaneous papers of Samuel Campbell, early bookseller and 
printer, and John Campbell, astronomer, chiefly of personal, 
business, and legal content; a letter, 1793, of P. Garson relates 
to printing and publication of books, with details of subscrip- 
tion by George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, Henry Knox, 
and others to a new edition of the Bible; other papers relate to 
land sales in Marietta, apprentice indentures, 1791-93; poetry 
by William Riley, 1825; financial documents; a letter, 1865, al- 
ludes to John Campbell's telescope. 

115. Papers of the Estate of Louis H. Carpenter, 1695-1903. 

Approx. 2,500 items. Presented by Captain E. Carpenter. 

Brigadier General Carpenter's (1839-1916) war records of the 



Civil War, personal papers, family papers, and some manu- 
scripts gathered by him: 2 vols, of Carpenter's letters from the 
field, 1861-64; 6 vols, of military papers relating to service 
in various departments, 1862-1908; about 1,000 letters and docu- 
ments relating to personal matters, business, legal and real 
estate, 1695-1887; genealogy of the Carpenter family, 1683-1889; 
a receipt book, 1811-16; papers pertaining to the Ware and 
Bateman controversy, 1843; an army account book, with tables 
of rations, 1759; a collection of the ledgers, daybooks, receipt 
books of Dr. James Stratton, 1779-1816; broadsides relating to 
raising revenue for the continuance of the Revolution, 1780; 
biography of Elizabeth Estaugh, 1894. 

116. Lieutenant Colonel Robert Carr, 1811-23. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by W. Bartram Snyder, 1866. 

A journal which contains details of Lieutenant Colonel Carr's 
participation in the War of 1812, describing recruiting, army 
movements, warfare in New York State and Canada, general 
orders, paymasters' settlements and accounts, etc.; letters of 
1815-23 relate to political affairs in Pennsylvania and efforts for 
judicial and departmental appointments. 

117. Carson Collection, 1690-1929. Approx. 4,000 items. Be- 

quest of Hampton Lawrence Carson. 

Portraits and autograph letters, 1690-1921, of lawyers, judges, 
and other persons concerned in the administration of law and 
justice in the courts of Pennsylvania, and of other states, from 
the early colonial period to the present, are assembled in the 
collection of H. L. Carson (1852-1929), attorney general of Penn- 
sylvania. Among the letters are those of governors of Pennsyl- 
vania, 1789-1920; attorneys general of Pennsylvania, 1791-1920; 
members of the colonial bar, 1690-1775; members of High Court 
of Error, 1761-1815; lawyers of the Revolutionary period, 1776- 
1801; justices of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1712-1921; 
and others. There are also seven boxes containing approximate- 
ly 400 caricatures of political leaders, members of the bar, and 
other prominent people, ca. 1880-1929. Other items are pam- 
phlets, speeches, newspaper clippings, etc., dealing with public 
questions. 



118. Charles E. Cathrall Diary and Poetry, 1831-35. 2 vols. 

1 vol. purchased by the Dreer Fund, 1934; the other pre- 
sented by Harrold E. Gillingham, 1935. 

Lyric poetry written by Charles E. Cathrall; diary contains an 
account of a visit to Florence, Italy, 1835. 

119. Centennial Exposition Collection, 1876. Approx. 150 

items. Presented by Samuel J. Castner, 1934. 

This is a collection of miscellaneous souvenirs, printed form 
letters, invitations, etc., relating to the Centennial Exposition 
held in Philadelphia, 1876. 

120. Chaloner and White Papers, 1744-1836. Approx. 3,000 

items. 

Among the papers are letter books, 1778-84; accounts of pur- 
chases for the Revolutionary Army, 1777-78; accounts of provi- 
sions bought, 1778-80; receipt books, 1778-84; letters from men 
prominent in military and civil affairs with comment upon the 
state of the army and of the country. From the point of view of 
the economic historian, they are of especial interest because of 
the information given regarding commodity prices, the scarcity 
of provisions, and the prevalence of speculation. 

Military correspondence, 1777-82, published in P.M.H.B., 
XXXVIII (1914), 83-88; military orders and accounts, 1777-78, 
P.M.H.B., XXXVIII (1914), 94-99. 

121. Salmon Portland Chase Papers, 1824-81. Approx. 15,000 

items. Purchased by The Historical Society. 

Papers, correspondence, letter books, diaries, and miscellaneous 
documents on political trends, economic situations, and social 
history in the United States, before, during, and after the Civil 
War. There are 13 boxes of letters from noted men, relating to 
national politics, the Civil War, financial policies, etc., 1833-71; 
2 boxes of letters written by Salmon P. Chase, 1824-63; 7 small 
volumes of diaries, journals, and memoranda, 1855-72; letter- 
press books, 1862-67; copies of "Special Letters," 1861-65; 
speeches, notes, and lectures, 1845-65; legal opinions and de- 
crees; 4 boxes of miscellaneous documents pertain to the Treas- 
ury, financing of the Civil War, to religious questions and slav- 
ery, 1831-81; biographical notes by J. W. Schulker, editor and 



writer, on the life of Chase; and other miscellaneous papers, 
1862-82. 

122. Cheltenham and Willow Grove Turnpike Record 

Books, 1803-12. 2 vols. Purchased by the Library Fund. 

These volumes contain the records of the construction of the 
turnpike, surveys, calculations, names of landholders, and items 
pertaining to the maintenance and management of the roadway. 

123. Chester County Papers, 1684-1847. Approx. 600 items. 

Purchased by The Historical Society. 

Miscellaneous papers relate to domestic affairs, local govern- 
ment, land transactions; correspondence of prominent men, 
illustrative of social, economic, legal, and political affairs dur- 
ing the colonial period; one volume of documents deals with 
the depredations of the British Army in Chester County, 1777. 

124. Diary of Weather, Chester County, 1818-33. 1 vol. Pur- 

chased by the Dreer Fund, 1937. 

Daily record of weather conditions in Chester County. 

125. Benjamin Chew Estate Papers, 1776-1904. Approx. 600 

items. Presented by Fannie M. Ewing. 

A collection of land office warrants, patents, surveys, indentures, 
agreements, and land transactions in Fayette, Somerset, and 
Westmoreland counties, in which Benjamin Chew was finan- 
cially interested. Some of the early legal instruments contain the 
signatures of John Penn, 1776; John Dickinson, 1783; Edward 
Shippen, 1787; Thomas Mifflin, 1793; Thomas McKean, 1803; 
William Tilghman, 1813; and others. 

126. David S. B. Chew Papers, 1828-98. Approx. 350 items. 

Presented by David S. B. Chew, 1935. 

A collection of miscellaneous papers includes: correspondence 
of David S. B. Chew pertaining to politics and public affairs, 
1893-98; David S. Browne's correspondence relating to legal and 
commercial transactions, 1853-85; Anaconda Printing Company, 
accounts and statistics, 1872-78; a cashbook, 1857-61; two ac- 
count books, 1828, 1831-36; 13 school exercise books, 1857-79. 



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127. Cephas Grier Childs Documents, 1793-1871. 1 box and 

24 vols. 

Collection of statistics on railroads, canals, iron, coal, agricul- 
ture, and population. Childs (1792-1871) was a Philadelphia 
publisher. 

128. Christ Church Hospital Papers, 1708-1895. Approx. 100 

items. 

A collection of papers reflecting the history and management of 
Christ Church Hospital, Philadelphia. Included are fourteen 
deeds, 1732-1835, abstracts of wills, leases, mortgages, letters of 
bequest, expense accounts, correspondence bearing the names of 
prominent citizens and clergymen, photographs, and other 
items. 

129. Church and Meeting Collection, 1692-1910. Approx. 

100 vols. Presented by various persons; some items pur- 
chased by The Historical Society. 

A group of miscellaneous materials for church history. 

Ba ptist: register of Baptist Church, Rhydwilmyn, Wales, 
1667-1745; register of Baptist Church, Pennypack, 1689-1837; 
"History of the Baptists in Delaware," by Morgan Edwards, 
1733. 

Christian: The Rev. L. O. Knipp, diary and notes as pastor of 
Christian Church, Piqua, Ohio, 1892-1904. 

Dutch Reformed: Church Records of Smithfield, 1741-1814; 
Dutch Reformed Church records of Conewago, 1769-1803. 

Friends: Thomas Chalkley's journal, 1675-1724; list of 
Friends Marriages for City and County of Philadelphia, 1682- 
1762, copied by Samuel Morris Lynn; "Christian Advice," 
Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Friends, 1682-1762; visiting 
Friends, Nantucket, Mass., 1698-1848; Friends Testimony, 1703- 
80; Radnor Friends Meeting papers, kept by Thomas Thomas, 
relating to building and assessments from members, 1714-66; 
advice from Yearly Meetings at Burlington, N.J., and Phila- 
delphia, 1719-63; discipline of the Society of Friends, 1719; 
Darby Monthly Meeting minutes, 1743-49, 1796-98, 1799-1801, 
bound in 1 vol.; visiting Friends, Port Elizabeth, N.J., 1753- 
1844; epistles to Friends, 1755, John Fothergill and others; map 
of meetings of Friends in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, 
Delaware, ca. 1765; Chesterfield Meeting minute books, 1685- 



1712, 1756-60, 2 vols., and 20 letters from other meetings to 
Chesterfield Meeting, 1712-1805; class book, Friends First Day 
School, 1880-87; "Reunion of Orthodox and Hicksites," 1916. 

Lutheran: The Rev. John Caspar Stoever, ministerial rec- 
ords, 1730-79; Michael Hiellern, "Pastilla iiber die Evangellien," 
1752; "The Lutheran Church," 1733-41; minutes and corre- 
spondence of St. Michael and Zion Lutheran Church of Phila- 
delphia, in relation to John Stock, 1796-1800; Antis Lutheran 
Church, formerly Salem Lutheran Church, Logan's Valley, 
Blair County, records, 1805-77; Diary of the Rev. S. C. Brinkle, 
1834-44, rector of St. James Church, Kingsessing (now Protestant 
Episcopal); Huntingdon County Bible Society minutes and ac- 
counts, 1827-47. 

Mennonites: "History of the Mennonites and Aymenists (or 
Amish)," 1830, by Conyngham. 

Moravian: "Moravian Emigration to America," 1734-1800, a 
register of members of the Moravian Church who emigrated 
from Europe to America, includes biographical sketches by 
John W. Jordan; "Annals of the Moravian Church in America," 
1734-1857; "The Moravian Church in Philadelphia," 1745-48; 
"Register of Inhabitants of Nazareth," 1745-52; Philadelphia 
Moravian records, 1743-61; "Moravian Church in West Jersey," 
1745; David Bruce's Shecomeko journal, 1746; Moravian 
Church, York, 1780-91; "Historical notes in regards to Wyoming 
Valley," by John W. Jordan, 1883, depicting Moravian mis- 
sionary enterprises among the Indians, also containing bio- 
graphical sketches of leaders of the Moravian Church. 

Protestant E pisco pal: "A Memorial of the State of the 
Church in Pennsylvania," 1707, by Evan Evans; vestry book 
and register, St. John's Church, Philadelphia, 1727-1853, 1729- 
1861; Christ Church and St. Peters, subscription list, etc., 1758- 
61; charter of Christ Church and St. Peters, 1765; The Rev. 
Robert Blackwell's Parish Register of the United Chapels of 
Christ Church and St. Peters, 1782-1819, containing marriage 
records, baptisms; sermons of Colin Campbell, 1766; sermons 
of Alexander Addison, 1794; vestry book and register of St. 
James Church, 1799; "Bishopric of Virginia," by Charles Todd 
Quintard, 1872; Protestant Episcopal Church of Pennsylvania, 
branch of Freedman's Commission, invoice of stores, 1867-68; 
register of Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church, 1839-49; Rich- 
ard Newton sermons, 1865; "Early Recollections of Grace 
Church," Philadelphia, 1877, by Henry P. Taylor; Churchmen's 



Missionary Association for Seamen of Port of Philadelphia, 
1849-75. 

Miscellaneous : minutes of the Evangelical Society, 1808-17; 
church account book, 1855-1904, 1 vol.; minutes of a special 
committee on marriage and divorce of Synod of Pennsylvania, 
1883; marriage register of Pennsylvania, 1684-89, chiefly certifi- 
cates of Quaker marriages in Philadelphia, approx. 75 items; 
marriage register, 1814-39, approx. 240 items, records of mar- 
riages performed by Edward D. Corfield, Philadelphia County 
justice of the peace; marriage records, St. Thomas Church, 
Whitemarsh, 1857-64, 1 vol.; marriage licenses of Caroline 
County, Md., 1774-1815, 1 vol., copies made by H. C. Cranor; 
marriage certificates, 1649-1869, approx. 500 items. 

130. Churchman Papers of Kirk Brown, 1716-1835. Approx. 

2,000 items. Presented by J. Clemson Brown. 

Collection of Maryland and Pennsylvania surveys, 1716- 
1835, covering a wide field of information on the early settle- 
ments and subdivisions of land. It includes land warrants as 
issued by the Province, petitions for road building, drafts, in- 
dentures, agreements, etc., showing the land holdings and the 
names of pioneer settlers; a volume "A Book containing the 
Records of the Surveys made by John and George Churchman," 
ca. \1A\-11. There are also records of the Quaker Monthly 
meetings held at East Nottingham, and other places, 1743-1805. 

131. George Churchman Papers, 1720-1850. Approx. 1,500 

items. 

Land warrants issued by the provincial government, surveys, 
drafts, agreements, indentures, etc., signed by James Hamilton, 
Nicholas Scull, George Churchman, and others, with informa- 
tion on early settlements in Pennsylvania counties, land hold- 
ings, names of settlers. Churchman was deputy surveyor of 
Pennsylvania. 

132. William Clark, Jr., Docket Book, 1844-48. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by William Bell Clark, 1924. 

Docket book of a Dauphin County justice of the peace. 

133. James Claypoole Papers, 1681-83. 1 vol. 

Letter book, accounts, and receipts of Claypoole (b. 1634), 
London merchant who emigrated to Philadelphia in 1683. 



Extracts from the letter book published in P.M.H.B., X 
(1886), 188-202, 267-282, 401-413. 

134. John C. Clement Papers, 1681-1871. Approx. 500 items. 

Pertain chiefly to Gloucester County, N.J.: surveys, plans, deeds, 
accounts, legal papers rising out of Clement's connection with 
the Penns as their surveyor. The collection is comprised of sur- 
veys in New Jersey, 1712-84; the minute book of Newton Town- 
ship, 1723-1820; plat of Snow Hill; 1 vol. of wills, deeds, sur- 
veys of roads, maps, receipts, 1681-1871; survey for William 
Penn, and accounts of Richard Penn, 1717; legal agreements 
with John Penn and Richard Penn, 1773-1808; records of the 
land litigation. 

135. Elizabeth C. Clemson Autograph Album, 1824-28. 2 

vols. Presented by Mrs. T. H. Neilson. 

Verse dedicated to Elizabeth C. Clemson by her friends. 

136. Clifford Papers, 1722-1832. Approx. 10,000 items in 29 

vols. Presented by Henry Pemberton, Jr. 

World-wide trade conducted by several generations of a promi- 
nent Philadelphia merchant family is dealt wtih in this volumi- 
nous collection of papers and correspondence. The papers fall 
in two periods: 1722-76, 5 vols, (approx. 1,500 items); 1777- 
1832, 21 vols, (approx. 7,000 items). Information is presented 
on the commerce with China, Russia, England, Holland, France, 
Spain, Italy, Portugal, West Indies, United States territories; 
lands; world markets, flow of goods, transportation, and fluctua- 
tion of prices, influenced by political trends. The invoices, re- 
ceipts, bills, legal instruments, insurance policies, charters of 
vessels, etc., give an account of the hazards of the enterprises, 
the economic factors involved, and the commodities exchanged 
such as cotton, tea, silks, rum, salt, sugar, wheat, beef, cloth. 

A letter from Harper and Hartshorn, 1765, Antigua, gives 
an account of the feeling of resentment and rebellion aroused 
against the Stamp Act; letters, 1763, describe the outfitting of 
privateers; diary, 1778-79, relates events of the Revolution, as 
seen by a Tory; charter for building canals, 1791; duties im- 
posed by England on American grain, 1791; captures of English 
vessels by French frigates are described in letters, 1792. Trade 
expansion to the South and West is shown in letters, 1805, to 



Kentucky and New Orleans merchants; sale of cotton is dis- 
cussed in a letter, 1804, from Stathart and Bell to Andrew 
Jackson. 

Included are letter books of Thomas and John Clifford, 3 
vols., 1759-89; Thomas Clifford receipt book, 1750-51; diary of 
a trip to Ohio from Philadelphia, 1804; Clifford Estate vs. 
Stephen Girard papers, 1822; pocket almanacs with marginal 
notes, Poor Will's, 1791, Gaines, 1791, Bioren, 1819, Agricul- 
tural, 1821, Astronomical Calculations, 1792; printed catalogue 
of 350 cases of china goods to be sold at auction, Philadelphia, 
1828. 

Of literary interest: manuscript of a dialogue between Dr. 
Samuel Johnson and Mrs. Knowles, n.d.; "An Epistle from the 
Celebrated Abbe de Ranee at the Abbey of La Trappe," n.d.; 
Quaker sermons, 1787; poetry, 1822. 

137. The Works of William Cliffton, 1791-98. 1 vol. Pur- 

chased by the Dreer Fund. 
Miscellaneous prose and verse by William Cliffton. 

138. Daniel C. Clymer Family Papers, 1748-1899. 1 box and 

2 vols. Presented by the Daniel C. Clymer family. 

The Clymer family papers furnish information on Pennsyl- 
vania history, particularly during the period of the Revolution. 
Among the papers are: muster rolls; list of citizens able to bear 
arms, 1775; records of meetings for election of officers for forma- 
tion of battalions of militia, 1776; petition for the removal of 
prisoners from Lancaster, because of the landing of the enemy 
in Maryland, 1777; 2 letters and a pass signed by George Wash- 
ington, 1777; copy of a printed proclamation of Joseph Reed 
against lawlessness and violence in Philadelphia; letter of 
Thomas Paine lamenting the state of affairs in Pennsylvania, 
1786; William Clymer's daybook, 1820; Clymer family and 
business correspondence; genealogy of the Clymer family; two 
journals of a trip in Europe, 1840; letters of Dr. Meredith 
Clymer, a medical officer during the Civil War; "A Tale of the 
Sea," n.d.; letter book, 1815-30, of Henry Clymer. 

Eight miscellaneous letters and documents, 1777-86, pub- 
lished in P.M.H.B., XXXI (1907), 43-47. 

139. William M. Coates Papers, 1731-1860. 25 items. Pre- 

sented by William Coates, 1930. 



These papers contain the Yearly Meeting treasury book of 
Beulah Coates, 1731-41; broadside addressed to the president 
and council of Pennsylvania by prominent Quakers protesting 
against religious and political persecution, and reply to accusa- 
tions of Quaker opposition to the cause of the American Revo- 
lution, 1776; Quaker broadside issued by John Pemberton, 
1776; pamphlet, Address to the Inhabitants of the British 
Colonies in America, 1776; Nancy Gregory, indenture to Ben- 
jamin Horner, 1803; letter of Frederick Douglass (1817-95), 
Negro orator and author, to Benjamin Coates, in behalf of 
abolition of slavery, and against colonization of Liberia, 1856; 
facsimile of a testimonial by members of the medical profession 
in Philadelphia, addressed to Dr. T. G. Morton, reputed dis- 
coverer of ether as an anaesthetic, 1860. 

140. Coates and Reynell Papers, 1702-1843. Approx. 12,000 
items in 48 boxes and 70 vols. Purchased by the Library 
Fund, 1914. 

For the most part, these are commercial papers, records of 
prices, business correspondence, ledgers, daybooks. In addition 
to strictly mercantile papers, there are other items relating to 
Indian affairs, the development of frontier lands, medicine, 
finance, and family matters. 

The papers of Samuel Coates and John Reynell include: 23 
boxes of correspondence, 1722-1838; 8 boxes of bills, receipts, 
orders and accounts, 1702-1838; 124 statements of prices cur- 
rent, 1790-1816, mostly of Liverpool; 12 vols, of letter books 
of John Reynell, 1734-74; 3 vols, of his daybooks, 1728-38; 
ledger, 1734-36; invoice book, 1731-38; 2 account books, 1735- 
36, 1738-67; 2 receipt books, 1763-91; records of Pennsylvania 
and New Jersey meetings accounts with John Reynell, 1762-83. 
Samuel Coates papers include: 2 letter books, 1763-81, 1795- 
1802; letter book of Josiah and Samuel Coates, 1784-90; 2 
daybooks, 1768-83, 1796-1804; 5 daybooks of Josiah and Samuel 
Coates, 1783-91; ledger pertaining to sugar business, 1768-75; 
memoranda of wages and similar items, 1784-1806; sales book, 
1795-1817; journal, 1791-98; journal of Josiah and Samuel 
Coates, 1785-89; 4 bankbooks of Samuel Coates, 1791-94; 4 
bankbooks of Josiah and Samuel Coates, 1783-87, 1812-24; 3 
receipt books of Josiah and Samuel Coates, 1778-91; their bill 
of lading book, 1786-91; 2 letter books of George M. Coates, 



1803-21, 1831-43; daybook, 1729-37, of Samuel Coates, Sr.; 
Mary Coates receipt book, 1748-59; Josiah L. Coates receipt 
book, 1795-1809; and the papers of Dr. Benjamin H. Coates 
which include 2 boxes of correspondence, social and profes- 
sional, 1806-43, 2 boxes of his notes and essays on medical sub- 
jects, 1830-47; 3 vols, of records of his medical practice, 1830- 
47; his cashbook, 1839-45. These is a bundle of papers, about 
400 items, relating to the settlement of various family estates, 
1745-1839; record of Joseph Stansbury's account with Samuel 
Coates and Ezekiel Edwards, 1773-75; and the daybook of the 
estate of Captain John Vicary, 1784-95. 

The papers from the Deborah Morris estate, which form a 
part of this collection include: 1 box of correspondence of 
Deborah Morris relating to land transactions and social affairs, 
1724, 1763-93; wills, inventories, 1774-87; bonds and agreements, 
1785-94; 1 box containing Deborah Morris' accounts and rec- 
ords of commercial transactions, 1738-1813; 2 ledgers relating 
to the estate, 1752-68, 1760-89; account book, 1760-69; rent ac- 
count, 1777-93; daybook, 1782-85; receipt book, 1788-93; Ben- 
jamin Morris ledger, 1747-55; his memorandum book, 1755-58. 

Since Samuel Coates was the executor of Isaac Zane's estate, 
many of the Zane papers are found in this collection: 2 boxes 
of correspondence of members of the Zane family, 1761-1825; 2 
boxes of accounts, receipts, bills, etc., 1731-1824; deeds, leases, 
lands, 1752-1824; papers relating to the Marlboro Iron Works, 
1772-1808; 4 catalogues of the books belonging to Isaac Zane, 
1791; inventory of Isaac Zane's possessions, 1794; daybook of 
Isaac Zane, 1759-80; his account book, 1761-93; 3 receipt books, 
1767-69, 1780-81, 1784-90; ,receipt book of Sarah Zane, 1796- 
1814; receipt book of Samuel Coates, executor of the estate of 
Isaac Zane, 1821-24; 2 receipt books of Charles Meredith, 1753- 
72, 1773-91. 

Wyoming journal of Isaac Zane, 1758, published in P.M.H.B., 
XXX (1906), 417-426. Accession note: P.M.H.B., LIX (1935), 
316. 

141. Henry C. Cochran Note Book, 1845-48. 3 vols. Presented 
by Daniel E. Pennepacker, 1903. 

Notes for lectures on the history of Pennsylvania, education, 
Philadelphia municipal affairs, public utilities, etc., delivered 
by Henry C. Cochran in the public schools of Philadelphia. 



142. Isaac Collins Account with the State of New Jersey, 

1776. 1 vol. Presented by the estate of Morris Earle, 1924. 

Account for the printing of New Jersey resolutions, ordinances, 
and acts of assembly of the American Revolutionary period; in- 
cluded are genealogical records of the Collins family, and an 
almanac, 1838. 

143. Matthew Collins Book of Surveys, 1771. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by William John Potts, 1857. 

Contemporary extracts from records of the surveyor general's 
office in Burlington, N.J., relate to a survey of land in Egg 
Harbor, N.J. 

144. Colonial-Revolutionary Manuscripts, 1738-1808. Ap- 

prox. 150 items. Presented by Frederick W. Nicolls, 
1923. 

A collection of papers relating chiefly to Berks County colonial 
legal cases, and political and economic matters. Among the 
papers are: John Prinz letter from Reading, 1757, to James 
Read, depicting Indian depredations; Conrad Weiser, letters 
and writs, 1754-60; Frederick Weiser letter, 1762, relating to the 
collection and adjustment of county debts; bonds for the ob- 
servance of the laws of the province, 1773; marriage contracts; 
tavern license, signed by Robert Hunter Morris, Lieutenant 
Governor of Pennsylvania; James Read commission, signed by 
William Plumsted, 1752; receipts for military equipment from 
members of the Reading Militia, 1776; Captain John Patton 
letter to James Read, concerning the refusal of battalions to obey 
orders to march, 1776; oaths and affirmations of justices of 
Berks County, 1776-78; Thomas McKean communication to 
Congress concerning his controversy with Brigadier General 
Thompson, 1778; report of the council of censors that Timothy 
Matlack is "unworthy of public trust and confidence," 1783; 
records of admiralty cases, 1766-79, relating to prizes of war, 
adjustments of shares of prize money, libels, surveys, etc., ad- 
judicated before Edward Shippen, George Ross, Francis Hop- 
kinson, and others; John Adams letter, Paris, 1780, to Samuel 
Huntington, President of Congress, containing Russia's declara- 
tion of principles adopted by her as neutral during the war 
between England and the United States; Peter Collinson letter, 
1738, John Ross, 1764, Edward Biddle, 1764, John Morris, 1762. 



145. Common Place Book, ca. 1775-80. 1 vol. Presented by 

I. T. Sharpless, 1868. 

These manuscripts contain accounts of the theatrical and carni- 
val performances produced by the Tories for the entertain- 
ment of British soldiers during the Revolution. Included is a 
prologue to the "Tragedy of Zara," spoken at the opening of 
the theatre at Boston, written by General John Burgoyne; 
prologue spoken by Major Robert Chew, at the opening of the 
theatre in Philadelphia, written by the Rev. Jonathan Odell; an 
account of the Meschianza, held at Philadelphia in 1778, by one 
of the company; miscellaneous verse by Philadelphia writers. 

146. Conarroe Autograph Collection, 1643-1882. Approx. 

1,200 items. Presented by George M. Conarroe. 

This collection includes letters and documents of the signers 
of the Declaration of Independence and of members of Con- 
gress, 1758-1811; of generals and prominent civilians of the 
Revolutionary period, 1770-1829; of signers of the Constitution, 
senators, congressmen, governors of states, 1754-1853; of Presi- 
dents, Vice-Presidents, and cabinet officers, 1777-1882; letters 
from authors, 1778-1869, foreign generals and statesmen con- 
nected with the Revolution, scientists, physicians, and philan- 
thropists, 1759-1873; English and American lawyers, 1676-1854; 
American lawyers and judges, 1753-1859; officers in the Ameri- 
can navy; clergymen, 1779-1871; other celebrities, 1643-1870. 
There are about 200 portraits, 1836; and a few papers of 
Robert Morris, Thomas McKean, and George Read, 1757-88. 

Eight letters published in P.M.H.B., XXV (1901), 370-371; 
XXVI (1902), 389; XL (1916), 484-492. 

147. Conner-Powell Genealogies, 1775-1893. Approx. 250 

items. 

Collection of genealogical papers pertaining to the Conner, 
Powell, and related families. 

148. Jay Cooke Papers, 1842-1901. 60 vols., plus approx. 20,000 

items. Purchased by The Historical Society. 

This extensive collection of papers relates to many aspects of 
the career of Jay Cooke (1821-1905), financier of the Civil War 
and the great period of American expansion: 106 boxes of cor- 
respondence with influential men of the time, 1842-80, contain 



information on the conduct and financing of the Civil War, 
nationalization of banks, westward expansion, railway building, 
especially the Northern Pacific Railroad episode which was a 
factor in the financial crisis of 1873. There are also some letters 
of Henry D. Cooke, relating to his enterprises in western mines, 
lands, and shipping; letter books of Jay Cooke, 1870-73, 6 vols.; 
about 50 vols, of newspaper clippings, scrapbooks, pamphlets, 
receipts, bills, etc., 1863-1901, which contain interesting material 
on political and economic trends. A large number of family 
letters contain, in addition to personal affairs, indications of 
Cooke's interest in church and civic affairs. 

See E. P. Oberholtzer, Jay Cooke, Financier of the Civil War 
(Philadelphia, 1907). 

149. James Fenimore Cooper Manuscript, 1838. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Lea Brothers and Company, 1887. 

Original manuscript of the latter part of Cooper's "Home as 
Found," which he requested should be left with Lea and Blanch- 
ard, Philadelphia publishers, Oct. 25, 1838. 

150. The Gilbert Cope Historical and Genealogical Col- 

lection, 1682-1924. Approx. 30,000 items. Purchased 
by The Historical Society. 

This collection pertains chiefly to Chester County and in- 
cludes Quakeriana, records of commercial and industrial enter- 
prises, county records, consular papers, and the correspondence 
of Gilbert and Anne G. Cope. 

Quakeriana- original certificates of removal, Newark or Ken- 
nett Monthly Meetings, 1707-1820, 2 vols.; Bradford Women's 
Meetings, 1752-1848, 5 vols.; Goshen Women's Monthly Meet- 
ings, 1769-7,6, 1 vol.; Friends Falls Monthly Meeting papers, 
1696-1750, 8 vols.; Uwchlah Monthly Meeting Minutes, Wom- 
en's Friends, 1789-93; "Friends Book of Advice," 1682-1763; 
Friends "Discipline," 1704, 1719, 2 vols.; Concord Quarterly 
Meeting Minutes, 1756-67; "Final Message of Benjamin Cope," 
1845; Friends in York County, 1745-1855, and records of Ken- 
nett Monthly Meetings, 1721-62, 1 box; history of Quaker 
Meetings, 1682-1878, 1 box; Friends Monthly Meetings, 1849- 
1919, and London Yearly Meetings, 1805, 1812, 1824, 1 box; 
Bradford Meeting papers, 1730-1840, and Friends Historical 
Society papers, 1923-24, 1 box. 



150. On commerce, industry, etc.: Buffington and Marshall papers, 
1705-1875, 6 vols., commercial correspondence, accounts, legal, 
political, domestic affairs, etc.; Peter Buffington tavern journals, 
1757, 1757-59, 2 vols.; his daybooks, 1758-62, 3 vols.; his ledger, 
1757; his index to tavern journal, 1757; Calvin Cooper textile 
and woolen mill books, 1791-1815, 5 vols.; Joseph Coope's farm 
account books, 1756-1853, 4 vols.; Jonathan Buffington flour 
mill book, 1756-69; his shoemaker ledger, 1771-74; prices cur- 
rent, 1782-97; Mathias Tray, cabinetmaker, cash accounts, 
1812-16; Philadelphia merchant's ledger, 1851-61; Oliver T. 
Jefferies cattle account, 1850-51; Philadelphia provision mer- 
chant's journal, 1867-70; papers relating to furnaces, iron works, 
Indians, slavery, and Valley Forge accounts, Chester Springs 
map, 1725-1880, 1 box. 

On education : school exercise books, algebra, plane geometry, 
arithmetic; John Cope's French exercises, 1804-15; list of school 
children in Chester, 1832; poetry and autograph albums; James 
Miller ciphering book, 1771; Anna Sheppard diary, 1885; rec- 
ords of Bradford and Pennsbury Schools, 1807, 1 box; libraries, 
schools, 1795-1817, 1 box. 

Chester Coun t y records : taxes and assessments, 1715-1802, 
29 vols.; certificates of election of county officers, 1720-65; peti- 
tions for tavern licenses, 1745-1800; tavern licenses, 1781-1869; 
tavern papers, 1856-61; taxables, 1693-1869; constables' bonds, 
1821-62; constables* returns, 1783-1860; tax returns, 1841-78; 
bonds, 1770-1851; coroners' inquests, 1721-1849; jury lists, 1703- 
1814; jury summonses, 1832-36; commissioners' accounts, 1782, 
1831, 1863; papers of commissioners' office, 1737-1828; petitions 
of paupers and others needing relief, 1722-1815; officers of town- 
ships, 1791-1818; court petitions, 1736-1813; "Public Papers," 
1718-1832; statements of county state tax, 1850-69; court papers, 
exemplifications, Negro affairs, roads, 1781-96; court records, 
1821-32; county and state tax, treasurer's order, loan certificates, 
1864-75; assessors' oaths and pay rolls, 1816-17; court papers, 
1722-1810; records of servants and apprentices, 1741-1811; peti- 
tions for and against new courthouses, 1845; civil and judicial 
lists (copies), 1693-1842; "Votes of Assembly," 1791; constable 
bonds, 1805-20; miscellaneous documents and manuscripts, 1642- 
1865, patents of land, surveys, commissions, deeds, legal papers, 
expense accounts, etc.; historical notes on Chester County, 1687- 
1889, 3 boxes; history of Chester County, agriculture, horticul- 
ture, Mason and Dixon Line, Delaware and Maryland 



boundaries, roads, bridges, witchcraft, etc., 1784-1847, 1 box; 
Chester County Historical Society papers, 1900-1923, 1 box; 
King's tax, 1763-65; Thomas Woodward deed book, 1714-68; 
George Churchman papers (copies), warrants and surveys of 
West Fallowhill Township, ca. 1701-1816; Jacob Taylor papers 
(copies), surveys in various counties of Pennsylvania, ca. 1724; 
West Marlborough county and poor rates, 1804; churches, 1745- 
1883, 1 box; material on pottery and churches, 1721-47, 1750, 1 
box; marriage certificates, 1697-1852, 1 box; miscellaneous docu- 
ments, 1795-1843, 1 box; New Castle County court papers, 1731- 
1834, 1 box; West Chester Prison, 1804-38; West Bradford deeds 
and county records, 1722; Lower Oxford Triennial papers, 1825. 
In addition there are approximately 40 boxes containing mis- 
cellaneous items pertaining to Chester County, ca. 1838-78. 
Among these are military papers, ballots, almshouse records, 
sheep damage bills, statements of solvent debtors, pay orders 
for county bills, road damage pay orders, election returns, ap- 
pointments of judges of elections, petitions for liquor licenses, 
tax discount sheets, assessors' commissions, orders on county 
treasurer, pay order for interest on bonds, records of election 
of school directors and sheriff sales, etc. There is also a vol- 
uminous collection of photographic negatives of historical docu- 
ments. 

Miscellaneous le g al records: Supreme Court of Pennsylvania 
bail book, 1760-73; Philadelphia court records, judgments, 1812; 
Greene County docket book, 1798-99; bail book of Philadelphia, 
1781-83; William Worthington's book, sheriff fines, 1806; Su- 
preme Court jurors, 1822. 

Consular pa pers : ship register of the United States consulate 
at London, 1807-11; United States ship -egister, 1809-11; United 
States consulate at Riga, Russia, letter b; ->k, 1808-12; legal cases 
in Russia, 1820, 1 box; Levett Harris vs. William D. Lewis 
papers, legal case in Russia, 1820-24, 1 box. 

Genealo g ical and famil y pa pers : Joshua Sharpless letters, 
1790-1834; J. G. West papers, 1766-99; Worth family papers, 
1781-1896; Chandler, Lamborn, Chamberlain families, 1733- 
1879; Elizabeth Ashbridge, 1753-57; Cope family (copies), 1682; 
Goodwin estates, 1746-1870; William Penn, William Smith, 
Corsart Farm, Cotton Mather papers, 1681-1774; Jeffries family, 
1843-65; Hannah P. Davis, 1838-59; Rachel Johns, 1861-1902; 
Leonard family, 1790-1893; Smedley letters, 1811-30; Philip 
Price, 1792-1859; Hoopes and Sharpless, 1859; Downing family, 



1758-73; McCaraher and Marsh papers, 1864-93, 1 box; Yarnall 
and Garrett deeds, 1703-1833, 1 box; miscellaneous deeds, 1682- 
1864, 2 boxes; Brinton bonds and surveys, 1715-1828; Joseph 
Tew inventories, 1761. 

Gilbert Co p e correspondence: letters, scrapbooks, etc., 1857- 
1922, 12 boxes; correspondence, 1879-81, 2 vols.; canceled checks, 
receipted bills, broadsides, newspaper clippings, memorandum 
books, etc.; Anne G. Cope's correspondence, 1885-98, 1 box. 

151. Lewis S. Coryell Correspondence, 1806-67. Approx. 700 

items. Presented by Lewis S. Coryell. 

Papers of Lewis S. Coryell, lumber dealer and political leader in 
Pennsylvania: correspondence relates to state and national poli- 
tics, and includes letters of A. Beaumont, Nicholas Biddle, John 
C. Calhoun, Simon Cameron, Stephen A. Douglas, George Mif- 
flin Dallas, John M? Forney, John Forsyth, Samuel D. Ingham, 
Sam Houston, Dixon H. Lewis, F. R. Shunk, J. D. Stiles, George 
Wolf, W. S. Woodward, and others; letters of James Buchanan, 
containing comments on the outcome of the Civil War and 
criticism of the Lincoln administration; Coryell's business letters 
relate to construction of canals, railroads, roads, and to his 
lumber business at New Hope. 

152. County Militia Accounts, ca. 1797. 1 vol. 

Names of military officers and soldiers in various Pennsylvania 
counties, and records of their certificates for the funded debt. 

153. Memorial of Henry Hamilton Cox, 1881. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Joseph J. Lewis, 1881. 

Biographical sketch of Henry Hamilton Cox, who came to 
Chester from Dunmonvoy, Ireland, about 1813; by Joseph J. 
Lewis, 1881. 

154. Cox-Parrish-Wharton Papers, 1600-1900. Approx. 5,000 

items. Presented by Rodman Wharton. 

This collection of papers and correspondence contains informa- 
tion on the religious, humanitarian, social, and economic in- 
fluence of the Quakers in American life. A large portion of the 
collection consists of letters, approx. 2,000, 1785-1845, from John 
and Ann Cox of Burlington, N.J., to Dr. Joseph and Susannah 
Parrish of Philadelphia. There are also letters of William Penn, 



Israel Pemberton, James Pemberton, John Pemberton, John 
Rodman, Benjamin Lightfoot, John Bringhurst, Hannah Lloyd, 
George Mifflin, William Logan, David Barclay, John Fothergill, 
Roberts Vaux, Dolly Madison, and numerous others, 1700-1840. 
There are monthly meeting reports, broadsheets, and papers, 
1700-1847, pertaining to religious doctrine, discipline, moral 
precepts, humane treatment of the Indians, abolition of slavery, 
and economic affairs. Also copies of William Penn's letter to the 
Indians, 1681, and of a Quaker Address to King William III, 
1703; "An Indian's Answer to a Swedish Missionary," 1704; list 
of the number of slaves in the United States, 1779; printed list 
of the Company of Merchants Trading to Africa, 1755; Isaac 
Parrish's receipt book, 1780-1807; his invoice book, 1762-67; 
Samuel Parrish and Job Bacon, account book, consignment from 
Calcutta, 1806-7; John Parrish, Friends discipline, 1719, 1 vol.; 
minutes of the Society for the Relief of Negroes, 1775-87, 1 
vol.; "Divine Odes," by Thomas Wilkinson, 1787, 1 vol.; reports 
of Quaker meetings, 1801-6, 1 vol.; genealogical notes of the 
Parrish family, 1600-1862, 1 vol.; records of the Cox, Dillwyn, 
Mitchel, and other families; letters addressed to Samuel Emlen, 
1826, 1 vol.; "Expressions of dying sayings," Hannah Hill, 1714, 
1 vol.; poetry of Susannah Parrish, 1820, 1 vol.; moral impres- 
sions and observations, 1800, 1 vol.; John Cox, weather reports 
and memoranda book, 1830-33; schedules of Bills before House 
of Commons, 1879; portraits and biographical sketches of promi- 
nent Quakers. 

155. M. Jackson Crispin Manuscripts, 1665-1814. Approx. 25 

items. Presented by M. Jackson Crispin, 1931. 

Colonial documents of the Crispin family, which settled in New 
Jersey and Pennsylvania in 1687: deed of land granted by Wil- 
liam Penn to James, Joseph and Benjamin Crispin in 1687; an 
inventory of the estate of James Holmes, 1690; correspondence 
relating to British shipping, signed by Duke of Albemarle, 1665; 
Quaker marriage certificate of Benjamin Crispin and Margaret 
Owen, 1722; writ issued by Thomas Hopkinson, 1747. 

156. Cunyngham Genealogy. 2 vols. Presented by R. Bu- 

chanan. 

Account of the ancestry of a Scottish family, Stephen de Cunyng- 
ham, Earl of Glencairne, and his descendants, and of the Isaac 
Roberdeau family of Rochelle, France, 1057-1799. 



157. Custom House Papers, 1704-1929. Approx. 16,000 items, 

in 41 boxes and 25 vols. Some purchased by the Dreer 
Fund, and others presented by various persons. 

Papers of the United States customs service of the Port of Phila- 
delphia illustrating commercial and shipping interests, as well 
as foreign trade relations, of colonial America and the United 
States. The records include: account book, 1704-13, 1 vol., duties 
imposed on tobacco, and data on merchandise exported; Cus- 
tom House papers, 1750-74, 12 vols., letters of customhouse 
collectors, clearance papers, bonds, entries, cargo manifests, 
names of vessels, reports of seizures, accounts of contraband and 
smuggled merchandise, complaints, and other official records of 
the Port of Philadelphia; Custom House records, outward 
entries, 1784-87, 1789-91, 6 vols.; inward entries, 1786-87, 1789- 
93, 1792-94, 3 vols.; inward index, 1789-1817, 1 vol.; miscellane- 
ous, 1790-1929, 41 boxes, liquidation entries, cargo manifests, 
affidavits, consular authentications, foreign invoices, abstracts of 
duties, warehouse records, and general correspondence; mis- 
cellaneous records, 1850-56, 2 vols. 

158. George Mifflin Dallas Diary, 1848-49. 1 vol. Purchased 

by The Historical Society, 1936. 

Photostat of George M. Dallas' (1792-1864) diary of the last few 
months of James K. Polk's administration, in which he was 
Vice-President, an account of Senate politics, tariff controversy, 
territorial expansion, gold discovery in California, etc. The 
original manuscript is in the possession of Robert D. Abrahams, 
Philadelphia. 

159. Dallas Family History, 1894. 2 vols. Presented by N. L. 

Dallas, 1915. 

History of the Dallas Family, 1262-1894, contains papers on the 
name, home, estates, seals and armorial bearings, and line of 
descent of the family, with portraits and other illustrations. 
These were compiled by Lieutenant Colonel Alexander J. Dal- 
las, U.S.A., 1894, and were dedicated by him to Commodore 
Alexander James Dallas, U.S.N., George Mifflin Dallas, Vice- 
President of the United States, and Trevanion Harlow Dallas. 

160. Charles G. Darrach Manuscripts, ca. 1906-18. 7 vols. 

Presented by Charles G. Darrach. 



Correspondence and miscellaneous writings of Charles G. Dar- 
rach, a Philadelphia civil and consulting engineer: "Topography 
of the Earth," 1906, 1 vol., contains maps and essays on the 
formation of the universe; "Obligation, a Compilation," 1919, 
1 vol., a metaphysical treatise on evolution; "Folly of Philadel- 
phia," 1918, 1 vol., criticism of politics, transit problems, con- 
centration of business, etc.; "The World War," 1917, corre- 
spondence on conscription in the United States Army; "Port 
of Philadelphia," "Public Utilities," 1913, 1 vol.; "National 
transportation and a discussion of the report on Atlantic Intra- 
coastal Canals," 1917, 1 vol.; "Water Supply, Philadelphia, 1914- 
1917," 1 vol., a history of the water system, plans of dams and 
pumping plants. 

161. Dr. William Darrach Diaries, 1830-38. 2 vols. Presented 

by Alfred Darrach, 1926. 

Diary, 1830-38, contains Dr. Darrach's notes on pharmacology 
and his professional activities; diary, 1832-37, reflects his interest 
in Presbyterian Church affairs, prayer meetings, religious re- 
vival, and doctrinal controversies. 

162. William B. Davidson Journal, Pen and Ink Sketch Book, 

1824-25. 2 vols. Purchased by The Historical Society, 
1902. 

Journal of William B. Davidson, 1824-25, member of the Phila- 
delphia bar, details activities in law college, daily local events, 
his observations on sermons preached in local churches, politics, 
tours through Pennsylvania, travel by coach and canal, and de- 
scribes a reception tendered Lafayette on the occasion of his 
visit to Philadelphia, Sept. 28, 1827. Davidson's sketchbook, 
1825, contains drawings of Mauch Chunk, Berwick, Harpers 
Ferry, and other places. 

163. Captain John Davis Journal, 1781. 1 vol. 

Copy of a journal of Captain John Davis, officer in General 
Anthony Wayne's brigade, records daily events of the march 
of the Continental troops from Pennsylvania to Virginia, against 
the British under Cornwallis. Washington, Lafayette, De Simon, 
Von Steuben, De Grasse, Rochambeau, and other noted army 
leaders figure in the narrative, which recounts encampments 
on the line of march, attacks on enemy troops, scarcity of provi- 



sions, desertions, general orders, and the assistance rendered to 
American forces by the French fleet and the landing of French 
troops. 

This copy was made about 1878 from the original in the 
possession of Lieutenant Charles L. Davis, U.S.A.; published in 
Village Record, West Chester, Sept. 5-7, 1821, and in P.M.H.B., 
V (1881), 290-310. 

164. William Morris Davis Papers, 1853-79. Approx. 200 

items. Presented by H. K. Bush-Browne, 1933. 

Letters to Henry K. Brown, sculptor, illustrate social life before 
and during the Civil War; they mention the controversy between 
Francis P. Blair and John C. Fremont in 1861 and contain 
general criticism of the Lincoln administration. 

165. Stephen Decatur Papers, 1801-20. Approx. 75 items. 

Copies of letters and orders from the United States Navy De- 
partment, 1801-20, to Captain Decatur, son of Commodore 
Stephen Decatur. There are no items, 1805-19. 

166. State of Delaware Papers, 1710-1822. Approx. 30 items. 

Miscellaneous papers relating to local affairs. Included are court 
papers, 1710-60, concerning moral and commercial litigations; 
an assembly address to George I, protesting against a change in 
the government of the three counties, Newcastle, Kent, and 
Sussex, 1726; application for tavern license, and other items. 

167. Delaware and Schuylkill Canal Company Papers, 

1796-97. Approx. 35 items. Purchased by the Library 
Fund. 

Statements of account, surveys, and correspondence relating to 
the construction and maintenance of the canal. 

168. B. H. Devereux Letter Book, 1837-43. 1 vol. Presented 

by Langdon Williams, 1924. 

Copies of letters written by B. H. Devereux, merchant and 
shipper in Pernambuco, Brazil, to his clients in the United 
States, concern his extensive commercial enterprises in sugar, 
coffee, sperm oil, spices, flour, and other commodities. 



169. Peter Dewitt Letter Book, 1794-1820. 1 vol. 

Letter book of Peter Dewitt, Philadelphia merchant, reflects his 
trade in lumber, mustard, and other commodities; also included 
are cash accounts, records of land transactions and of administra- 
tion of estates. 

170. Charles Dickens, Rare Print Collection, 1900. 1 vol. Pur- 

chased by the Dreer Fund, 1934. 

Seventy-five prints, facsimiles of autographs, manuscripts, cari- 
catures, etc., relate to the life of Charles Dickens. These were 
edited by Seymour Eaton and published by R. G. Kennedy and 
Company, Philadelphia, 1900. 

171. John Dickinson Papers, 1760-72. 8 vols. Purchased by the 

Library Fund. 

Dickinson's copies of S. E. Servientis, Doctrina Plocitandi ou 
L'Art ct Science cle Bon Pleading, London, 1677, 3 vols, with 
marginal notes in Dickinson's hand; his manuscripts on the 
practice of law, n.d., 2 vols.; "Continuance Docket Book," 1760- 
72; commonplace book, n.d.; memorandum book, 1765-72, sets 
forth some of Dickinson's legal theories. 

See Paul Leicester Ford, ed., "The Writings of John Dickin- 
son," Memoirs, XIV (1895). 

172. Jonathan Dickinson Journal, 1696. 1 vol. Purchased by 

by The Historical Society. 

"A Journal of the Travels of Several Persons and their Suffer- 
ings being cast-away in the Gulph among the Cannabals of 
Florida," a narrative by Jonathan Dickinson, prominent Quaker 
merchant of Philadelphia, describing a shipwreck experienced 
by him and his family on a journey from Jamaica to Penn- 
sylvania. 

Published as God's Protecting Providence, Man's Surest Help 
and Defence (various editions). 

173. Major William S. Diller Military Papers, 1862-90. 

Approx. 100 items. Presented by Leroy Diller, 1910. 

Military papers mainly of the Civil War: muster rolls, docu- 
ments, correspondence, and commissions, pertaining chiefly to 
the activities of the 76th Regiment of Pennsylvania Infantry. 



174. Henry S. Dotterer Manuscripts, 1862-83. Approx. 400 

items. Presented by Rebecca S. Dotterer. 

Correspondence, notes, and genealogical records pertaining to 
numerous families in which Henry S. Dotterer was interested. 

175. The Dreer Collection, 1492-1917. Approx. 40,000 items. 

Presented by Ferdinand Julius Dreer; additional items 
purchased by the Dreer Fund. 

The Ferdinand Julius Dreer autograph collection is comprised 
of "letters written by the hands of persons of different nationali- 
ties, and distinguished in almost every arena of intellectual ac- 
tivity." Although it was assembled as an autograph collection, 
it contains valuable information on national and local politi- 
cal history, science, literature, commerce, and other subjects. 

Political and militar y history topics: letters and documents 
relating to Holland, 1518-1678, 1 vol.; letter of James VI of 
Scotland to his wife, Queen Anne of Denmark, 1593; Penn 
family, 1666-1703, 2 vols.; William Penn to Thomas Lloyd, 
1685, 1 vol.; French refugees, colonial and Indian affairs, 1663- 
1816, 1 vol.; Franklin commonplace book, ca. 1738, 1 vol.; 
Benjamin Rush correspondence, 1739-1813, 1 vol.; letters and 
papers of George Washington 1749-1839, 1 vol.; letters of 
Thomas Jefferson, 1774-1825, 1 vol.; letters of Robert Morris, 
1776-79, 1 vol.; Brigadier General John Lacey papers, 1776-77, 
1 vol.; memoirs of John Lacey, 1776-82, 1 vol., compiled by Wil- 
liam Darlington, 1849; Daniel Wiers, commissary to the British 
army in America, correspondence, 1777, 1 vol.; copies of letters 
to J. Robinson, secretary to the Lords Commissioners of the 
Treasury; General Peter Muhlenberg orderly book, College 
Camp, 1777, 1 vol.; letters of Patrick Henry to Washington, 
concerning the Conway cabal, 1778-1804, 1 vol.; letters of La- 
fayette, 1781-1832, 1 vol.; John Rutledge papers, 1796-1849, 1 
vol.; Bank of the United States, correspondence, 1792-1840, 1 
vol.; Nicholas Biddle, correspondence while he was president of 
the United States Bank, 1813-36, 2 vols.; papers of Gideon J. 
Pillow, general in the Mexican and Civil Wars, 1846-61, 1 vol.; 
Simon Bolivar Buckner, Grant, Lincoln, Civil War correspond- 
ence, 1862-64, 1 vol. 

Miscellaneous autographs, political: American statesmen, 
1693-1911, 7 vols.; Colonial Conventions, Albany, Stamp Act, 
Annapolis, 1752-1826, 5 vols.; Continental Congress, 1760-1806, 



1 box; English statesmen, 1564-1885, 3 vols.; governors of the 
colonies, 1637-1737, 2 vols.; governors of the states, 1772-1910, 
4 vols.; mayors of Philadelphia, 1684-1893, 1 vol.; members of 
the Federal Convention, 1778-1825, 1 vol.; members of Old 
Congress, 1760-1863, 2 vols.; Presidents of the United States and 
their Cabinets, 1779-1922, 4 vols.; royal personages, 1497-1898, 
3 vols.; signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1771-1836, 

2 vols.; statesmen of continental Europe, 1520-1911, 4 vols. 
Miscellaneous auto gra phs, arm y and nav y: American navy, 

1762-1917, 3 vols.; British navy, 1655-1889, 2 vols.; French army 
and navy, 1571-1869, 4 vols.; generals of the American Revolu- 
tion, 1748-1822, 2 vols.; generals of the Civil War, Confederate, 
1839-1901, 4 vols.; generals of the Civil War, Union, 1838-1900, 
6 vols.; English military, 1578-1902, 3 vols.; miscellaneous naval 
and military letters, 1574-1860, 2 vols.; officers serving in Amer- 
ica before the Revolution, 1663-1799, 2 vols.; officers of the Civil 
War, Confederate, 1861-65, 1 vol.; officers of the Civil War, 
Union, 1861-65, 2 vols.; officers of War of 1812 and Mexican 
War, 1790-1867, 2 vols.; soldiers of the American Revolution, 
1768-1843, 5 vols. 

Literar y and scientific: Dr. John Fothergill correspondence, 
1703-98, 1 box; correspondence of Humphrey Marshall, Ameri- 
can botanist, scientist, scholar, 1772-1803; Homony Club min- 
utes, rules, and regulations, 1770, 1 vol.; "Chronological Tables 
of Europe from the Nativity to 1703," by Parsons, copied by 
F. Hopkinson, 1776, 1 vol.; correspondence of Mr. and Mrs. S. 
C. Hall, editors, critics, authors, 1800-1900, 15 vols.; papers relat- 
ing to John Marshall's Life of George Washington, including 
manuscripts of vols. 4 and 5 (the first three volumes were 
destroyed by fire at the printing office, 1804), 1800-1821, 6 vols.; 
Thomas Sully's register of pictures, 1802-71, 1 vol.; John Fan- 
ning family, 1805-38, 1 vol.; Robert Fulton papers, 1813-46, 1 
vol.; Watson's Annals of Philadelphia (2 vols., Philadelphia, 
1830); "Historical Incidents of Germantown," by John F. Wat- 
son, 1823, 1 vol.; papers of Dr. Fox, Philadelphia physician, 
1821-23, 1 vol.; Henry D. Gilpin, letter books, 1833-37, 1837-45, 
1844-46, 3 vols.; papers of Sir John Ross, Arctic explorer, 1834, 
1 vol.; Jared Sparks letters to Edward Ingraham, 1835-53, 1 vol.; 
Leigh Hunt letters, 1843-61, 1 vol.; Edgar Allan Poe, marginalia, 
reviews, 1 vol.; John Browne papers, 1847-75, 1 vol.; Edwin 
Greble papers, 1853-83, 3 boxes; Dr. Elisha K. Kane's log book, 



175. 1853-55, 1 vol.; Dr. Kane's correspondence with George W. 
Childs, 1856, 1 vol.; Robert D. Owen's manuscripts, "Footfalls 
on the Boundary of Another World," 1860, 2 vols., "The 
Future of the North West, in connection with the scheme of 
Reconstruction without New England," 1863, 1 vol., "The 
Pardoning Power in its Relation to Reconstruction," read and 
delivered to the President, Oct. 11, 1863, 1 vol., (at Lincoln's 
request withheld from publication); William G. Brownlow, 
"Rise, Progress and Decline of the Rebellion," 1861-62, 1 vol.; 
John H. Markley, "Diary of the Civil War," 1862-63, 1 vol.; 
"The Sleeping Sentinel," 1863, 1 vol.; poetry of F. M. de Hoes 
Janvier, dedicated to Mr. Dreer; account book of Mrs. Scott 
Siddons, 1887-89, 1 vol.; diary of Mrs. Scott Siddons, 1888-90, 
2 vols. 

Miscellaneous autographs, clergy, arts, sciences: actors, sing- 
ers, and dancers, 1770-1905, 3 vols.; American clergy, 1665-1906, 
7 vols.; American lawyers, 1679-1906, 6 vols.; American poets, 
1765-1907, 4 vols.; American prose writers, 1706-1913, 9 vols.; 
architects and sculptors, 1684-1906, 2 vols.; astronomers and 
mathematicians, 1627-1869, 2 vols.; educators, 1819, 1 vol.; Eng- 
lish clergy, 1631-1898, 4 vols.; English lawyers, 1672-1873, 1 vol.; 
English poets, 1649-1913, 3 vols.; English prose writers, 1617- 
1898, 5 vols.; French prose writers, 1605-1884, 3 vols.; German 
prose writers, 1586-1887, 2 vols.; inventors, 1738-1897, 1 vol.; 
miscellaneous European writers, 1554-1893, 2 vols.; miscellaneous 
manuscripts, 1681-1893, 2 vols.; letters of statesmen, scholars, au- 
thors, jurists, etc., 1728-1893, 3 vols.; miscellaneous autographs, 
1852, 1 vol.; musicians and composers, 1664-1915, 3 vols.; painters 
and engravers, 1578-1914, 5 vols.; philanthropists, 1650-1905, 
1 vol.; physicians, surgeons, chemists, 1561-1903, 4 vols.; poets 
of continental Europe, 1642-1878, 2 vols.; popes, cardinals and 
Roman Catholic clergy, 1492-1888, 1 vol.; Protestant Episcopal 
bishops, 1765-1906, 2 vols.; Protestant reformers and miscellane- 
ous letters of clergy, 1508-1890, 1 vol.; psychologists, 1838-1917, 
1 vol.; scientists, 1648-1921, 3 vols.; travelers and explorers, 1704- 
1895, 1 vol. 

Business records, journals, etc.: Johannes Kelpius journal, 
1694-1708, 1 vol., (photostat); Francis Daniel Pastorius letter 
book, 1700-1719, 1 vol.; Joshua Humphreys, shipyard book, 1719, 
1 vol.; Ogden and Hewes, general merchandise daybook, 1758- 
71, 1 vol.; Garrett Meade receipt book, 1759-62, 1 vol.; bail books 



of Chester County, 1763-95, 1806-30, 3 vols.; Philip Benezet's 
account with sloop Sally, 1763-64, 1 vol.; John Heckewelder's 
journal, 1793-1857, 1 vol.; Samuel P. Grimtt's correspondence, 
1781-1822, 1 vol.; Bucks County brigade inspectors accounts, 
1800-1817, 1 vol.; Frederick Shinkles, furrier, record of sales, 
account book, 1801-3; "Journal of a Cruise in the United States 
Brig Argus," 1806-10, 1 vol.; John and William Reynolds, 
merchants, land promoters of Meadville, correspondence, 1816- 
33, 1 box; Philadelphia fire companies, directors' minutes, 1818- 
37, 1 vol. 

In addition, there are approximately 4,000 miscellaneous 
letters, ca. 1704-1898, alphabetically arranged, of American and 
European statesmen, scientists, scholars, authors, clergymen, 
jurists, merchants, military, etc. Some eighteenth-century books 
are deposited with the collection. 

See: A Catalogue of the Collection of Autographs Formed by 
Ferdinand Julius Dreer (2 vols., Philadelphia, 1890); numerous 
items published in P. M. H. B., passim. 

176. Henry Drinker Papers, 1756-1869. Approx. 25,000 items. 

A collection of business records, letter books, correspondence 
of Henry Drinker (1734-1809), Quaker merchant in Philadel- 
phia, and some of his descendants. It contains data on extensive 
land operations on the Pennsylvania frontier, in Beaver, Brad- 
ford, Cambria, Clearfield, Cumberland, Jefferson, Luzerne, 
Lycoming, Northampton, Northumberland, McKean, Tioga, 
and other counties; details of commercial transactions, com- 
modities, prices, road building, maps, bonds, indentures, sur- 
veys, poll taxes, legal papers. 

More specifically the collection contains: 8 vols, of Henry 
Drinker letter books, 1762-1809; 4 journals, 1773-1841; 4 ledgers, 
1776-1811; 1 vol. of surveys and records of land transactions, 
with the names of some of the early settlers, 1794-1804; records 
of taxes on land in various counties of Pennsylvania, 1815-38; 
Henry Drinker land accounts, 1839-54, 1844-53; his surveys and 
land accounts, 1845-64; bonds of Susquehanna settlers, 1813-36; 
cashbook, 1817-41; estate account book, 1809-24; 2 vols, of 
estate letter books, 1816-38; papers relative to Drinker's estate, 
1844-53; estate accounts, 1844-69; land accounts, 1844-56; papers 
of Thomas Stewart, executor of the Henry Drinker estate, 1838- 
41; 20 bundles of deeds, bonds, mortgages, 1781-1869; 5 vols. 



of Abel James and Henry Drinker letter books, 1762-86; 1 vol. 
of James and Drinker foreign letters, 1772-85; James and Drinker 
receipt book, 1767-86; records of Henry Drinker's administra- 
tion of S. Wallis' estate, 1798-1808; Thomas Stewardson estate, 
cash book, 1844-54; an account of the settlements on the Sus- 
quehanna, Meshoppen, Sugar Creek; list of names of "Connecti- 
cut Intruders"; Connecticut-Delaware-Susquehanna land pur- 
chases; correspondence with Henry Pigon of London, material 
on sugar refining. 

There are also papers relating to the American Revolutionary 
period, letters concerning the Philadelphia Tea Party, 1773-78, 
broadsides, orders of Council of Safety, William Franklin's 
proclamation of 1775, copy of a letter of Benjamin Harrison to 
Washington, 1775; names of Quakers at the "meetings for suffer- 
ings," 1756-57, 1758-59, 1764-66, 1774-75, and other items. 

Extracts from letters of Drinker to James, 1769-70, published 
in P.M.H.B., XIV (1890), 41-45. 

177. Augustus Drum Papers, 1846-56. 50 items. 

Letters of Drum's clients, chiefly legal matters, business transac- 
tions, and political affairs in Indiana County. 

178. William Duane, Canada and the Continental Con- 

gress, 1850. 1 vol. Presented by William Duane, 1901. 

An address delivered by William Duane in 1850, observations 
on the political and economic history of Canada, and advocacy 
of annexation of Canada to the United States. 

179. Joseph Heatly Dulles Journal, 1808-10. 1 vol. Presented 

by Charles W. Dulles, 1906. 

Dulles' journal of a journey from Charleston, S.C., to New York 
on the ship Minerva, and,on the Princess Augusta to England, 
describes travel conditions, British institutions, debates in 
Parliament, British-American relations, the Irish question, ex- 
periments and progress in science, the British Museum, art 
galleries, cathedrals. 

180. John Dunlap Photostats, ca. 1929. 2 vols. Presented by 

the Genealogical Society. 

Photostats of miscellaneous records of genealogical interest and 
of surveys of lands in Kentucky and Virginia owned by John 



Dunlap, a Philadelphian, 1797-1809, 1 vol.; also a register of his 
estate, 1774-1811, 1 vol. 

181. Du Ponceau Papers, 1633-1844. 8 boxes. Purchased by The 

Historical Society. 

Peter Stephen Du Ponceau's papers include notes on literature, 
politics, society, genealogy, and early Quaker settlements. His 
personal papers include: 10 letter books, 1792-1842; a series of 
autobiographical letters from Du Ponceau to "R. W. Esq.," 
containing anecdotes of the Revolution, sketches of noted men, 
accounts of travel and society in America, 1836-44; his prece- 
dent book, 1784-98; opinion book, 1801-30; papers containing 
legal advice to the State of Alabama, 1833; letters from J. Picker- 
ing, 1818-35; some literary correspondence, 1826-30; and a large 
collection of letters from scientists, scholars, and others discuss- 
ing the silk industry, the Onent, Indian philology, and other 
subjects. 

Four Du Ponceau autobiographical letters, 1836, published 
in P.M.H.B., XL (1916), 172-186. See also James L. White- 
head, ed., "The Autobiography of Peter Stephen Du Ponceau," 
P.M.H.B., LXIII (1939) and LXIV (1940). 

182. Herbert Dupuy Papers, 1770-1814. Approx. 25 items. 

Collection of deeds and patents to lands in which the Dupuy 
family was interested. 

183. Dutch West India Company Papers, 1626-1834. Approx. 

500 items. Presented by Charles R. Hildeburn. 

These papers are part of a lot, sold at auction in Amsterdam, 
1867, known as the Bantemantel papers for the reason that 
most of the abstracts, minutes, etc., are in the handwriting of 
Hans Bantemantel, one of the directors of the Amsterdam 
Chamber. The other portion of the collection is now in posses- 
sion of the New York Public Library. Among the papers are: 
minutes, legal documents, letters, resolutions, agreements, and 
other business records of the Dutch West India Company per- 
taining to ventures in South Africa, Brazil, and other parts of 
the world. Among the minutes for 1660, is an item concerning 
the claims of Cecil Calvert, proprietor of Maryland, to the land 
at New Amstel, Del. There is, also, a pamphlet in Dutch, Ex- 
tract de Heeren von Hollandt, Ende West Friesland in Haer 
Edele Groot Mog, 1674. 



184. Dutilh and Wachsmuth Papers, 1704-1846. Approx. 1000 

items. Purchased by the Dreer Fund. 

Miscellaneous papers which pertain chiefly to trade with the 
West Indies and Europe; cargoes, receipts, bills, insurance 
policies, bills of exchange, accounts, contracts, names of vessels, 
maritime regulations, French privateers, records of litigations in 
admiralty courts and in courts of equity. 

185. Dyer Genealogies, ca. 1895. Presented by Meredith Han- 

na, 1933. 

Genealogical notes, copies of wills, indentures, etc., of the 
Thomas Dyer family, which settled in Virginia about 1635. 
Included are the genealogies of the Rowland Ellis, John Keim, 
Isaac Deturk, William Merrit, Archibald Mickle, Thomas Sayre, 
Alexander McCanless, Captain James Maxwell, and other fami- 
lies. 

186. Dyers Journal, 1763-1805. 1 vol. Purchased by The His- 

torical Society, 1892. 

Journal of a Bucks County Quaker contains records of daily 
events, family and domestic affairs, and financial transactions. 

187. A. M. Eberhart Papers, 1913-21. Approx. 1,000 items. 

Presented by A. M. Eberhart. 

These papers relate chiefly to the Selective Draft Service, 1917, 
and contain reports from the draft board of the 19th district, 
Philadelphia. Included are statistics on enlisted and drafted 
men, deserters, persons seeking exemption for various reasons, 
mobilization forms and receipts, pamphlets issued by the fed- 
eral government, rules and regulations prescribed by the Presi- 
dent, and other items pertaining to the army and to the World 
War. 

188. Albert J. Edmunds Manuscripts, 1908-18. 1 folder and 1 

vol. Presented by A. J. Edmunds. 

Religious poem, "Soteriology," by Elliot Robinson, 1910; a col- 
lection of lyric poems by A. J. Edmunds, 1908-11; Edmunds' 
diary notes portending events of the World War. 

189. Howard Edwards Autograph Letters, 1779-1883. Ap- 



prox. 75 items. Presented by the estate of Howard Ed- 
wards. 

A collection of letters of eminent English divines, including 
John Newton, curator of Olney, the Rev. John Berridge, vicar 
of Everton, the Rev. Thomas Scott, William Wilberforce, Han- 
nah More, Sir Thomas F. Buston, Elizabeth Fry, and others, 
concerning church sentiments, anti-slavery movement, and other 
cultural trends in England during the eighteenth and nine- 
teenth centuries. 

190. Isaac Elliott Genealogical Notes, ca. 1897. 1 vol. 

Genealogical records of the Isaac Elliott family, which came 
from England and settled in Philadelphia about 1753; also 
data on the related families of Edward E. Findlay and J. West 
Nevins. 

191. Jesse Duncan Elliott Letters, 1826-28. 10 items. Pur- 

chased by the Dreer Fund, 1926. 

Miscellaneous letters of Commodore J. D. Elliott (1782-1843). 

192. Elihu Embree Papers, 1814-25. 50 items. Presented by 

William John Potts. 

These are letters addressed chiefly to John M. Paul, Quaker 
merchant in Philadelphia. Besides dealing with commercial 
and domestic affairs, they relate to the abolition movement in 
which Elihu Embree was interested, and the publication by 
him of The Emancipator at Jonesboro, Tenn., in 1818, the first 
abolitionist periodical printed in America. There is a list of 
subscribers to The Emancipator. 

193. Etting Collection, 1558-1917. Approx. 20,000 items. Pre- 

sented by Colonel Frank M. Etting. 

The collection embraces three distinct groups of papers: one 
group is an autograph collection which contains an assembly 
of manuscripts of distinguished Americans • and Europeans, 
1558-1887; a second group is composed of family papers, with 
additions, 1739-1847, which relate to the pioneering commercial 
activities of a group of traders of the colonial and early national 
periods and describe traffic with the Indians, land speculation, 
expansion of frontiers, settlements in Pennsylvania, French- 



193. Indian-English warfare, finance, politics, domestic affairs, etc., 
and contain information on some of the early Hebrew families, 
Gratz, Frank, Etting, Hart, and others influential in the eco- 
nomic and political affairs of Pennsylvania; the third group 
relates to civic affairs, social and professional activities, in which 
Frank M. Etting was interested. 

The autograph collection is comprised of letters of: early 
Quakers, including the Penn family, 1650-1815, 1 vol.; governors 
of states, 1675-1852, 2 vols.; members of the Provincial Council 
and Assembly of Pennsylvania, 1685-1769, 1 vol.; members of 
the Washington family, 1688-1834, 1 vol.; signers of Declaration 
of Independence, 1716-1826, 1 vol.; men connected with colonial 
wars and other noted persons, 1719-1807, 1 vol.; officers in the 
American and British navies, 1740-1865, 1 vol.; officers in the 
American and British armies, 1757-1887, 2 vols.; generals of the 
Revolution, 1757-1809, 2 vols.; letters of John Quincy Adams, 
James Buchanan, Jonathan Dayton, Alexander Hamilton, Rob- 
ert Harper, Thomas Jefferson, Robert Morris, Timothy Picker- 
ing, William Tilghman, William Wirt, and others, 1738-1887, 
1 vol.; letters of George Bancroft, William Cobbett, James Feni- 
more Cooper, Joseph Drake, Salma Hale, John Heckewelder, 
Oliver Wendell Holmes, Washington Irving, Henry W. Long- 
fellow, John T. Morse, Thomas Paine, Timothy Pitkin, Noah 
Webster, and others, 1707-1889, 1 vol.; Lord Byron, Charles 
Dickens, Alexandre Dumas, Baron de la Motte Fouque, Benja- 
min Disraeli, John Keats, W. Roscoe, Madame de Stael, and 
others, 1762-1855, 1 vol.; Thomas Birch, Thomas Cole, John 
Singleton Copley, Pierre Eugene du Simitiere, Charles Willson 
Peale, Jacques Louis David, Thomas Sully, Benjamin West, 
and others, 1767-1889, 1 vol.; letters of James Abercrombie, 
Jacob Duche, Jonathan Edwards, Cotton Mather, Henry Muhl- 
enberg, Henry W. Onderdonk, William Smith, William White, 
George Whitefield, and others, 1761-1880, 1 vol.; letters of 
John Growdon, George Bryan, John Marshall, Robert H. Harri- 
son, Jona. D. Sergeant, John Tyler, Roger B. Taney, Bushrod 
Washington, and others, 1769-1887, 1 vol.; Eric Bollman, Jacob 
M. Da Costa, Samuel P. Griffith, John Morgan, Joseph Parrish, 
Caspar Wistar, and others, 1766-1887, 1 vol.; letters of William 
Bartram, William Peter Collinson, Robert Fulton, Dr. John 
Fothergill, Joseph Priestley, John Ramsey, John Tyndall, and 
others, 1762-1876, 1 vol.; French autograph letters, 1559-1850, 
1 vol., 1681-1855, 1 box, royalty, generals, statesmen, scholars, 



etc. Also Pennsylvania papers, acts of Assembly, 1732-50; letters 
of persons prominent in the Stamp Act Congress, Federal Con- 
vention, Old Congress, 1734-1823, 3 vols.; Maryland Council 
of Safety, 1776-86; letters of Presidents, Vice-Presidents, and 
members of cabinets, Washington to Buchanan, 1789-1861, 4 
vols. 

The group of family papers, with additions, includes papers 
of some of the important merchants and shippers of the early 
period, Croghan, Pemberton, Gratz, and others, influential in 
the economic affairs of Pennsylvania. The group is comprised 
of: Pemberton papers, 1654-1806, 2 vols.; miscellaneous manu- 
scripts, 1658-1889, 4 vols.; Phineas Pemberton, account book, 
1670-90, ledger, 1674; miscellaneous correspondence, legal pa- 
pers, documents, powers of attorney, agreements, bills of lading, 
commercial transactions, policies, accounts, etc., 1685-1872, 3 
boxes; Pentecost Teague, receipt book, ledger, account book, 
bills of lading, 1700-1752, 4 vols.; Miller Cooper, account book, 
1704-5; Anthony Morris and Elizabeth Janney, ledger book, 
1705-8, Abraham Scott Laudin, account book, 1706-7; parch- 
ment deeds, patents, leases, exemplifications of wills, etc., 1726- 
1835; 5 receipt books of John Pemberton, 1748-80; William 
Fisher, receipt book, 1752-57; David Franks, account book, 1757- 
62; Stephen Collins, receipt book, 1773-83; letters (copies) of 
John Fothergill to Israel Pemberton, 1757; Etting family corre- 
spondence, 1794-1927, including various military commissions 
issued to members of the family. Papers in which the Gratz 
family was specifically interested: Gratz family miscellaneous 
correspondence, 1695-1917, 5 boxes; Gratz-Croghan papers, 1733- 
1830, 2 vols.; George Croghan estate, 1747-1816; Ohio Company, 
1753-1817, 2 vols.; Michael Gratz, ledger, 1759-84, account book, 
1759-62, receipt book, 1762-67; letter books, 1768-72, 2 vols.; 
Gratz, ledger accounts, receipts, commercial correspondence, 
1760-96; Miriam Gratz, market and household account, 1765, 
memorandum book, 1807; drafts and surveys, 1762-85; census of 
York County, 1762, 1 vol.; treaty with Indians at Fort Stanwix, 
1768, 1 vol.; Michael and Bernard Gratz, papers, deeds, con- 
veyances of land, trade with Indians, an account of the French 
and Indian Wars, 1769-86, 1 box; Bernard Gratz, George Crog- 
han, estate papers, 1780-1816; Revolutionary pension receipts, 
1792; papers of various land companies relating to the sale 
of lands, 1795-1819; pamphlets pertaining to Philadelphia 
Waterworks, 1799-1872, 1 box; papers and agreements relating 



to Philadelphia and Boston Water Works, 1817-34, 1 box. Finan- 
cial affairs are dealt with in "A Historical Sketch of Paper 
Money Emitted by Pennsylvania," 1722-85, 1 vol.; bills of ex- 
change, 1755-1806; papers pertaining to the United States Bank 
of America, 1787-1848, 4 boxes; United States Bank of America, 
1791-1836, 4 vols., acts of Congress, incorporation papers, letters 
of secretaries of the Treasury, etc.; papers relating to the Bank 
of Pennsylvania, 1793-1859, 1 box, include minutes, accounts, 
correspondence, etc.; miscellaneous correspondence of early 
banks in the United States, 1793-1859, 1 box. 

Civic affairs in Philadelphia, social and professional activities 
in which Etting was interested, are shown in his voluminous 
correspondence, ca. 1856-90. A large portion of these letters re- 
late to the Centennial Exposition, 1876, of which he was one 
of the chairmen; papers relating to Independence Hall and its 
restoration, 1871-76, 4 boxes and 3 vols.; papers relating to the 
historical department of the Centennial Exposition, 1875-78, 
1 vol.; American members of the American Philosophical So- 
ciety, and subscription list for carrying on the building in the 
State House yard, for that Society, 1876, 1 vol.; biographical 
sketches of members of the Old Congress, 1 box. 

In addition there are printed books, some inscribed with the 
names of prominent persons, and others containing marginal 
notes; portraits of the signers of the Declaration of Independ- 
ence and of some other eminent men, 2 boxes; pamphlets peti- 
tioning against the stage and other public amusements, 1754- 
1811; pamphlets relating to politics, religion, law, colonial 
affairs, etc., 1759-83, 3 boxes; miscellaneous papers, Masonic 
degrees, 1734-1884, 1 box. 

194. Griffith Evans Papers, 1786-1848. Approx. 125 pieces. 

Presented by G. E. Abbot, 1923. 

Miscellaneous business and personal papers of Griffith Evans, 
deputy surveyor of Pennsylvania: letters from Captain William 
Stuart of New York, with comments on national and state poli- 
tics, congressional activities, economic depression in New York, 
United States relations with England and France; papers con- 
cerning John Nicholson's land sales, David Rutter's Pine Forge 
enterprise, and other of Evans' interests. 

195. Robert T. Evans Papers, 1803. Approx. 250 items. Pre- 

sented by the heirs of Eliza F. E. Frazer, 1926. 



Papers relate to real estate in Cumberland County and in West 
New Jersey, 1803-65, approx. 100 items; correspondence, 1840- 
62, 75 items; bills and receipts, 1844-59, 75 items; also wills, 
indentures, bonds, and other legal papers. 

196. Jasper Ewing Papers, 1776-78. 3 items. Presented by John 

W. Jordan, 1915. 

The papers are Ewing's two commissions, 1776, from the Con- 
tinental Congress to serve in Colonel Edward Hand's rifle regi- 
ment as a second lieutenant and later as adjutant; and his 
declaration of allegiance to the United States, 1778, with the 
signature of Brigadier General Edward Hand. 

197. George W. Fahnestock Memoirs, 1867. 1 vol. Presented 

by J. Fletcher Williams, 1902. 

"Memoir of George W. Fahnestock, Esq., read at a Regular 
Meeting of the Minnesota Historical Society, Dec. 14, 1867," 
by J. Fletcher Williams, of St. Paul. George W. Fahnestock was 
a prominent Philadelphia writer, antiquarian, and book col- 
lector, who died in the burning steamer United States, on the 
Ohio River, Dec. 6, 1867. 

198. John W. Faires Papers, 1830-88. Approx. 400 items. Pre- 

sented by Elizabeth Faires. 

Papers of a prominent educator relate to his school, the Classi- 
cal Institute, Philadelphia. There are account books, essays, 
catalogues, lists of names of pupils, and other items. 

199. S. L. Fallon Autograph Letters, 1684-1860. 1 vol. Pur- 

chased by the Library Fund, 1914. 

Approximately 70 miscellaneous letters, including items of 
Henry Ward Beecher, James Buchanan, Henry Clay, John Han- 
cock, Marquis de Lafayette, John Marshall, George Peabody, 
Victorien Sardou, Edward Shippen, George Washington, and 
others. 

200. Eliza Farmer Letter Book, 1774-77, 1783-89. 1 vol. Pur- 

chased by the Library Fund, 1883. 

Eliza Farmer's copies of her letters to her nephew, Jack Halroyd, 
clerk in the East India Company, London. The letters, written 
from Philadelphia, are mainly personal, but they contain com- 



ments on embargo on tea, the non-importation act, secret session 
of Congress, rumors of bombardment of Boston, military pre- 
paredness, commercial activities, etc. Included are medical 
recipes written at a later date. 

Seven of the letters published in P.M.H.B., XL (1916), 199- 
207. 

201. Joseph Fearon Waste Book, 1783-1809. 1 vol. 

Memoranda of personal and domestic expenses, purchases of 
provisions, etc., of Joseph Fearon, a Philadelphian. 

202. W. W. Feltus Journal, 1812-14. 1 vol. 

Journal of W. W. Feltus, midshipman on board the U.S.S. 
Essex, under command of Commodore David Porter, a narrative 
of daily occurrences on board, sea battles with British warships, 
chase and capture of pirates, privateers, and merchant vessels, 
and accounts of encounter with savage tribes on the Marquesas 
Islands in the Pacific. 

203. James Fennell Manuscripts, ca. 1825. 1 vol. Purchased 

by the Dreer Fund. 

"The Force of Nature or the Errors of Concealment, a tragedy 
in five parts," by James Fennell. 

204. Elizabeth Graeme Fergusson Collection, 1766-68, 1797- 

99. 2 vols. 1 vol. presented by S. F. Smith; 1 vol. pur- 
chased by the Charles Morton Smith Fund. 

Contains religious poetry and prose written by Elizabeth Fer- 
gusson (1739-1801), granddaughter of Sir William Keith. 

205. Fire Companies of Philadelphia Record Books, 1758- 

1872. Approx. 170 vols. Purchased by the Dreer Fund 
and the Library Fund; several presented by various 
persons. 

A collection of record books of Philadelphia fire companies, 
contributing information on their organization, personnel, ac- 
tivities, equipment, etc. The records are: 

American Hose Company, roll book of members, 1828-56, 
1 vol.; directors' minutes, 1853-65, 1 vol.; contributing members, 
1864-70, 1 vol. 

Delaware Fire Company, minutes, 1786-1801, 1812-23, 1826- 



30, 1834-49, 1852-66, 5 vols.; roll book, 1782-85, 1858-71, 2 vols.; 
journal, 1802-15, 1 vol.; ledgers, 1789-1801, 1802-18, 2 vols.; engi- 
neers' minutes, 1811-23, 3 vols.; standing committee, 1813-16, 
1819-21, 2 vols.; members' accounts, 1812, 1861-74, 2 vols.; engi- 
neers' account book, 1812-16, 2 vols.; constitution, 1832, 1869-70, 

2 vols.; roll book, 1860-79, 1 vol.; mementoes, pamphlets, invi- 
tations, badges, Confederate money, etc., n.d. 1 box. 

Diligent Hose Company, minutes, 1791-1820, 2 vols.; board of 
directors' minutes, 1839-41, 1 vol.; record of fires, 1862-65, 1867- 
70, 2 vols. 

Fellowship Fire Company, minutes, 1798-1840, 5 vols.; ledger, 
1816-39, 1 vol.; cashbook, 1816-40, 1 vol. 

Franklin Fire Company, minutes, 1838-76, 3 vols.; directors' 
minutes, 1839-42, 1 vol. 

Fame Fire Hose Company, minutes, 1818, 1819-28, 1840-55, 

3 vols.; constitution, 1864-67, 1 vol. 

Hope Fire Company, minutes, 1843-71, 4 vols.; ledger, 1850- 
~>8, 1 vol.; constitution, 1856-79, 1 vol.; daybook, 1859-71, 1 vol.; 
roll book, 1864-72, 1 vol.; receipt book, 1872, 1 vol. 

Humane Fire Engine Company, minutes, 1794-1843, 1852-66, 2 
vols.; minutes of board of engineers, 1836-38, 1 vol. 

Hibernia Fire Company, minutes, 1792-1857, 6 vols.; minutes 
of treasurer, accounts, 1758-97, 2 vols.; minutes of engineers, 
1815-17, 1 vol.; treasury books, 1818-34, 1850-56, 2 vols.; consti- 
tutions, 1818-68, 3 vols.; record of fires, 1838-66, 5 vols.; minutes 
of directors, 1857-71, 2 vols.; ledger, 1857-71, 1 vol. 

Robert Morris Hose Company, minutes, 1843-53, 1847-58, 
2 vols. 

Neptune Hose Company, minutes, 1818-70, 6 vols. 

Phoenix Hose Company, minutes, 1818-32, 1 vol. 

Philadelphia Hose Company, list of contributing and active 
members, 1837-57, 1 vol. 

Philadelphia Fire Company, minutes, 1811-21, 1842-47, 1859- 
64, 1865-72, 4 vols.; record of fires, 1838-42, 1 vol. 

Pennsylvania Fire Company, minutes, 1806-57, 7 vols.; record 
of fires, 1809-65, 5 vols.; roll book, 1828-51, 1 vol.; board of 
engineers' minutes, 1833-36, 1 vol.; checkbook, 1852-57, 1 vol.; 
address by Caleb Cope, president, 1835, 1 vol. 

Perseverance Hose Company, minutes, 1806-61, 3 vols.; treas- 
urer's ledger, 1828-30, 1 vol. 

Reliance Fire Company, constitution, 1786-1841, 1 vol.; min- 



utes, 1796-1821, 2 vols.; ledger, 1800-1821, 1 vol.; roll book, 1820- 
71, 1 vol. 

Ringgold Hose Company, minutes and treasurers' reports, 
1847-71, 1 vol. 

South Penn Hose Company, constitution, 1846, 1 vol. 

United States Hose Company, minutes, 1826-71, 6 vols.; con- 
stitution, 1826-70, 1830-45, 2 vols.; monthly dues, 1828-31, 1835- 
38, 2 vols.; membership, 1838-47, 1 vol.; directors' minutes, 1842- 
76, 5 vols.; treasurers' accounts, 1830-51, 1869-85, 2 vols.; roll 
book, 1860-1904, 2 vols.; fire records, 1854-58, 1 vol.; order book, 
1862-69, 1 vol. 

United States Escort Association, minute book, 1866, 1 vol.; 
receipts, 1845-71, 2 vols.; proposition book, 1868, 1 vol.; account 
book of ball at National Guard Hall, 1868, 1 vol. 

Washington Fire Company, minutes, 1799, 1839, 3 vols.; con- 
stitution, 1796-1852, 1 vol.; ledgers, 1824-33, 3 vols.; board of 
directors, 1833-46, 2 vols.; treasurers' receipt book and reports, 
1802-68,' 2 vols. 

Consolidated Insurance Company, register of fire risks, alarms, 
list of firemen and equipment, etc., 1864-68, 1 vol. 

Lillie Yacht Club, minutes, 1863-65, collection of approx. 200 
pictures of fire engines and fire extinguishing implements, The 
Chronicle Fire Tables, 1875-91; lists of stockholders, etc. 

Philadelphia Fire Department, minutes, 1853-70, 3 vols.; roll 
book and board of directors, 1868-70, 1 vol. 

206. Mrs. Howell Tracy Fisher Papers, 1783-1911. 1 box. 

Presented by Mrs. Howell Tracy Fisher. 

A collection of family papers comprised of: cooking and recipe 
book, ca. 1800, 1 vol.; deed, 1783, for property in Gloucester 
County, N.J., to Aaron Hewes; Samson Sheafe of Crambrook, 
Eng., genealogy, 1393-1817; Michael G. Fisher's commission as 
master in chancery of New Jersey, 1821; and other items. 

207. Miers Fisher Papers, 1775-1814. Approx. 60 items. 

These letters and documents relate chiefly to the city govern- 
ment of Philadelphia, 1789-91. They include the first ordinances, 
laws, minutes, and regulations of the city; the plans made for 
the accommodation of Congress and the President; and a few 
miscellaneous letters written by Benjamin Franklin. 



208. John Fitch Papers, 1763-1820. 50 items. Presented by 

John L. Longstreth. 

Family papers, containing letters of personal character, powers 
of attorney, etc. Included is a ledger, 1773-1820, containing ac- 
counts of the jewelry and silverware trade. 

209. Fitz Randolph-Snowden Genealogy, 1695-1832. 1 vol. 

Presented by Mrs. William Stansfield, 1936. 

Genealogical data on the Nathaniel Fitz Randolph family of 
Princeton, N.J., and Philadelphia; also a fragmentary history 
of the College of New Jersey, 1725-57, by Nathaniel Fitz Ran- 
dolph. 

210. Thomas Forbes Letter Book, 1722-23, 1729-32. 1 vol. 

Presented by the estate of Mary I. Gozzaldi, 1936. 

Letters of a London wine merchant, chiefly on the wine trade. 

211. Paul Leicester Ford Papers, 1891-93. Approx. 1,000 

pieces. 

Correspondence, notes, and proof sheets prepared by Ford when 
writing The Life of John Dickinson, 1891-93. 

212. Forges and Furnaces Account Books, 1726-1832. Approx. 

250 vols. Many of the books were presented by the Potts 
family. 

Accounts of forges and furnaces which played a prominent part 
in the economic development of Pennsylvania. Production of 
ammunition, cannon, and other war materials, in these Penn- 
sylvania iron works helped to insure the success of the Ameri- 
can Revolution. 

Coventry Iron Works, northern Chester County, founded by 
Samuel Nutt in 1718, ledgers, 1726-30, 1727-34, 1730-32, 1732-40, 
1734-41, 1736-45, 1742-60, 1743-58, 1748-54, 1748-62, 1756-60; 
daybooks, 1747-54, 1753-63, 1753-69. 

Colebrookdale Furnace, eastern Berks County, founded by 
Alexander Woodrop, Caspar Wistar, Thomas Rutter, Richard 
Lewis, John Mickle, Samuel Morris, and others, in 1720: ledgers, 
1750-52, 1729-65, 1735-47, 1743-51; daybooks, 1735-42, 1746-49, 
1751-66; blacksmith daybook, 1742-67. 

Warwick Furnace, Chester County, on the south branch of 
French Creek, founded by Samuel Nutt's heirs in 1739; ledgers. 



212. 1742-60, 1747-56, 1750-60, 1759-63, 1767-70; daybooks, 1747-48, 
1748-50, 1750-52, 1752-53, 1753-55, 1755-59, 1765-72; journals, 
1759-61, 1767-72; receipt books, 1752-54, 1754-59. 

Pine Forge, eastern Berks County, founded by Thomas Rut- 
ter, pioneer ironmaster, in 1724: ledgers, 1720-40, 1732-43, 1733- 
50, 1744-51, 1748-58, 1774-82; iron products, 1787-90; receipts, 
1787-90. 

Pool Forge, Manataway Creek, eastern Berks County, founded 
by Alexander Woodrop, Caspar Wistar, Richard Lewis, John 
Mickle, Samuel Morris about 1726: journal, 1749-59. 

Popadickon Furnace, eastern Berks County, founded by 
Thomas Rutter, and others, about 1726: ledger, 1744-55; day- 
books, 1744-54, 1744-51. 

Sarum Forge, central Chester County, founded by the Taylor 
family about 1739: ledger, 1767-71; daybook, 1767-71. 

Mount Pleasant Furnace, eastern Berks County, on west 
branch of Perkiomen, founded in 1738: ledgers, 1737-48, 1740- 
50, 1790-96; daybooks, 1738-40, 1746-47. 

Potts Grove (later Pottstown), Montgomery County, founded 
by John Potts about 1752: ledgers, 1755-65, 1757-76, 1758-69, 
1762-65, 1764-73; daybooks, 1755-58, 1763-68, 1758-75, 1765-70, 
1772, 1772-89, 1816; journals, 1772-73, 1789-95, 1824-25. Phila- 
delphia headquarters: ledgers, 1737-57, 1753-67, 1759-65, 1764-75; 
daybooks, 1749-66, 1765-76; journal, 1764-76. 

Dale Furnace, eastern Berks County, on west Perkiomen 
Creek, founded by Samuel Potts, Robert Hobart, and others, in 
1785: ledger, 1799-1801; journal, 1799-1801. 

Hopewell Furnace, Berks County, on the north branch of 
French Creek, founded by William Bird as a forge in 1744, and 
as a furnace in 1771: ledger, 1800-1802; daybooks, 1784-87, 1800- 
1803, 1802-3, 1804-6, 1804-7, 1806-8. 

Tulpehocken Forge (later Charming Forge), founded by 
Nikell Brothers in 1750, later owned by William Stiegel and 
Steadman of Philadelphia: ledger, 1772-75; daybooks, 1754-56, 
1763-67, 1772-75, 1775-77, 1788-91; journals, 1763-67, 1772-75, 
1780-85; account book, 1757-60. 

Elizabeth Furnace, northern Lancaster County, founded by 
Jacob Huber, about 1750: ledger, 1762-65; daybook, 1767; jour- 
nal, 1771-72; waste book, 1756-60; included among these books 
are William Stiegel's Manheim Glass Works journal, 1773-79; 
glass house ledger, 1765-70; Manheim quitrents, and outlots 
account, 1763-67; Manheim town daybook, 1768-69. 



Mary Ann Furnace, southwestern York County, founded by 
George Ross and Company about 1760: ledgers, 1771-72, 1772- 
73; daybooks, 1763-64, 1764-65, 1765-66, 1773-74; journal, 1772- 
73; day and waste book, 1774-76; waste book, 1762-63; store book, 
1765-66. 

Berkshire Furnace, southwest of Wernersville, founded by 
William Bird about 1750: ledger, 1768-71; daybooks, 1767-69, 
1781-83, 1787-88, 1788; journals, 1767-89, 1772-74, 1774-77, 
1777-81; waste books, 1769-70, 1774-76, 1779. 

New Pine Forge on Hay Creek at Birdsboro, Berks County, 
founded by William Bird about 1750: ledgers, 1760-62, 1762-63; 
waste books, 1757-58, 1760-62; journals, 1760-62, 1775-78; coal 
book, 1744-60; daybook, 1759; time book, 1760-63. 

Valley Forge, Montgomery and Chester counties, founded 
about 1740: ledgers, 1757-59, 1759-62, 1762-68, 1765-67; journals, 
1757-61, 1759-63; daybooks, 1759-67, 1762-72. 

There are also miscellaneous additional record books and 
other items of domestic and commercial character, of early 
ironmasters: William Bird, Thomas May, Robert May, mem- 
bers of Potts family, and others. 

213. Foster-Clement Papers, 1685-1815. Approx. 1,000 items. 

Presented by John Browning Clement, William Foster 
James, and Charles Marshall. 

These papers, part of which came from Josiah Foster (1743-70), 
New Jersey justice of the peace, include surveys and other legal 
papers, docket books, and correspondence. They are chiefly con- 
cerned with affairs in Burlington County, N.J., and contain: 
material on land grants, early settlers, and economic and politi- 
cal developments; 4 bundles of surveys, plans, deeds, wills, re- 
ceipts, and accounts, 1685-1815; Indian land papers and sur- 
veys, 1780-1800; correspondence, 1760-1816; cash book, 1786-90; 
court docket book, 1791-1801; bundle of court dockets, 1782- 
1812; about 50 printed pamphlets, 1793-1813. 

214. Benjamin Franklin Fox Papers, ca. 1838-1913, 5 vols. 

Presented by William J. Fox. 

Scrapbooks, poetry satirizing Philadelphia politics, fictional 
narratives, newspaper clippings, and other matter of literary 
character. 



215. Benjamin Franklin Papers, 1747-94. 13 vols. Approx. 

1,000 items. Purchased by The Historical Society. 

The Franklin papers in this collection include: 1 vol. of ac- 
counts, 1747-66, of the firm of Franklin and Hall; 1 vol. of mis- 
cellaneous accounts, 1750-81; receipt book, 1764-66; bill book, 
1777-81; 2 vols, of letters and papers, 1750-83; 2 vols, of notes 
on the Franklin family, 1561-1794, with a genealogical chart; 
photostat of Franklin's will, 1790. The official part of Franklin's 
career is represented by a volume of papers and correspondence 
relating to his activity as agent of the colony of Pennsylvania, 
1757-71; correspondence with Congress while he was minister 
to France, 1776-83; 3 vols, of miscellaneous papers, from his 
French ministry, 1776-85. 

Miscellaneous Franklin items in this collection published in 
P.M.H.B., V (1881), 353-355; XV (1891), 35-40; XXII (1898), 458- 
461; XXIII (1899), 1-22, 92-94; XL (1916), 480-483. 

216. Walter Franklin Letter Book, 1772-73. 1 vol. 

Franklin's copies of his letters to John Pemberton and Thomas 
Lightfoot, Philadelphia, refer to his financial difficulties, busi- 
ness and land transactions, and efforts to adjust the controversies 
between them in a legal and equitable manner. Franklin was a 
New York merchant. 

217. Mrs. Walter Jackson Freeman Liberty Loan Commit- 

tee Papers, 1918-19. Approx. 2,000 items. Presented by 
Mrs. Duncan Graham Foster. 

These papers throw light on patriotic endeavors and World 
War activities of a group of Philadelphia women, in their ef- 
forts to help the United States Government in the sale of liberty 
bonds. Among the papers are letters of prominent men and 
women, account books, house to house canvass books, lists of 
names of subscribers, committee reports, pamphlets, mementoes. 

218. B. F. French Manuscripts, ca. 1884. 1 folder. Presented 

by the estate of Louis E. French, 1905. 

French's papers on Indian ethnology: 'Among the Natchez, by 
a Mississippian"; "Push-Ma-Ta-Ha," concerns a distinguished 
chief of the Choctaws, who served under Andrew Jackson in the 
Seminole War; included also is his pseudo-scientific narrative, 
"Voyage Round the Moon." 



219. French West India Papers, 1712-57. 50 items. 

Miscellaneous correspondence; copy of "Essai de Geographie 
Physique," by M. Bauche, 1752; 2 colonial maps; "Memoires 
touchant la Martinique," n.d. 

220. Philip Freneau and Hugh Brackenridge Manuscripts, 

1770. 1 vol. Presented by John William Wallace, 1881. 

"Father Bombos' Pilgrimage to Mecca in Arabia," and other 
literary compositions, satire, verse, etc., by Philip Freneau and 
Hugh Brackenridge. This volume was found by John W. Wal- 
lace among the manuscripts of William Bradford, Attorney 
General of the United States. 

221. "Der Freund in der Noth," ca. 1752. 1 vol. 

A booklet in German script, concerning the prevailing super- 
stition and witchcraft, with magic formulas and recipes for the 
cure of diseases and protection against evil. 

222. Frigate Confederacy Papers, 1776-1779, 1786. Approx. 

525 items. Purchased by The Historical Society. 

Papers of Major Joshua Huntington, Norwich, Conn., a soldier 
in the Revolutionary Army. The papers deal with the construc- 
tion of the frigate Confederacy, which was built by Hunting- 
ton under the direction of the Governor and Council of Safety 
of Connecticut, and launched in 1788. Included are accounts, 
payrolls, reports, etc., 1777-79, which present details of con- 
struction and outfitting of the frigate. 

Accession note: P.M.H.B., LXIII (1939), 494. 

223. Fry and Rambo Papers, 1843-59. Approx. 200 items. 

The papers include receipts and bills of Montgomery County 
merchants, for merchandise. 

224. Horace H. Furness Papers, 1861-65. Approx. 2,000 items. 

Presented by Fairman Rogers Furness and Mrs. Wirt L. 
Thompson. 

A collection of papers relating to the Sanitary Fair held in Phila- 
delphia in 1864. Among the items are letters, pamphlets, and 
broadsides pertaining to sanitation in the United States; badges, 
photographs, committee reports, vouchers, bills, receipts, and 
account books containing the names of the prominent citizens 



of Philadelphia active in civic and social life during the Civil 
War. 

225. Grace Growdon Galloway Letters and Diary, 1778-81. 

8 vols. (1 original, 7 photostats). Purchased by the Dreer 
Fund. 
Diary June 17, 1778 to July 1, 1779. 

Published in P.M.H.B., LV (1931), 35-94; LVIII (1934), 152- 
189. 

226. William Gamble Scrap Book, 1839-45. 1 vol. Presented 

by Dr. William J. Middleton, 1914. 

Letters to and from Dr. William Gamble, noted Philadelphia 
botanist and ornithologist, concern his travels in search of birds 
and flora in California and other places. Included are personal 
letters to his mother and friends. 

227 (a). The Edward Carey Gardiner Collection, 1632-1939. 
Approx. 12,000 items. Presented by Edward Carey Gar- 
diner, descendant of Mathew Carey and John Penington. 

A collection of the papers of the Baird, Carey, Gardiner, and 
Penington families, prominent in political, economic, and cul- 
tural affairs. The papers are rich in material on literary trends 
of the country, its authors and writers, publication and distribu- 
tion of books, the art of printing, bookbinding, copyrights, and 
other subjects pertaining to the publishing business. 

The Carey family group of papers includes those of Mathew 
Carey (1760-1839), and Henry Carey (1793-1879), editors, writers, 
civic leaders, who established one of the largest publishing 
houses of the period in America. The papers are: Carey genea- 
logical records, 1632-1938; Mathew Carey, correspondence, 1784- 
1839, 12 boxes; his own letters, 1791-1834, 1 box; biographical 
sketch of Mathew Carey, by Michael Hennessey, 1860, 1 vol.; 
Henry C. Carey, correspondence, 1825-79, 23 boxes, relating to 
politics, political economy, and the Civil War; Carey and Hart, 
and Carey and Lea, publishers, correspondence, 1830-50, 1 box; 
Carey and Hart, and Henry C. Baird, copyright papers, 1837-52, 
1 box; their record books, 1830-86, 5 vols.; Edward L. Carey, 
journals, 1822-39, 2 vols.; correspondence, 1841-45, 1 box; St. 
Clair Tract papers, concerning collieries in Schuylkill County, 
1835-92. 



Papers of the Penington family include letters of: Isaac Pen- 
ington (1616-79), a distinguished Quaker and author; Edward 
Penington (1667-1711), author, who accompanied William Penn 
to Pennsylvania in 1698, and later became surveyor general of 
the province; Edward Penington (1726-96), Quaker, merchant, 
member of the Provincial Council; John Penington (1768-93), 
physician; John Penington (1799-1867), author, and a leading 
bookseller; Henry Penington (1807-50), lawyer, author; and 
others. These papers comprise: Penington family genealogical 
notes, 1667-1873, 1 box; Isaac and John Penington (several of that 
name) letters and documents, 1844-67, 2 boxes; journal, 1790-91; 
Edward Penington, journal, 1749-51; letters, 1812-50; a later 
Edward Penington, daybook, 1799-1806; Henry Penington, cor- 
respondence, 1829-58, 2 boxes; legal journal, 1829; legal note 
book, 1829-40; account book, 1829-41; receipt book, 1832-39; 
ground rents, 1829-38; Edward Penington, journal, 1860-67; and 
other items. 

The Gardiner papers, 1636-1936, are chiefly genealogical 
notes of a prominent New England family: Sylvester Gardiner 
(1707-86), physician, merchant, philanthropist, who founded the 
town of Gardiner, Maine; John Gardiner (1731-93), lawyer, 
statesman; John Gardiner (1766-1830); and others. 

The Baird family papers contain letters of Henry Carey Baird 
(1825-1912), author, political writer, publisher, leader in the 
Whig, Republican, and Greenback parties. The papers consist 
of: documents and papers on the Baird family, 1794-1916, 1 box; 
Henry Carey Baird correspondence, 1845-1911, 12 boxes; record 
of his tour through England and Europe, 1847, 2 vols.; miscel- 
laneous documents, 1856-70; letters and journal concerning Rear 
Admiral Louis M. Goldsborough's naval career in the Civil 
War, 1862-1922, 1 vol.; Thomas J. Baird military papers, 1813- 
28, 6 vols., relating to his military career, frontier life, Indian 
wars, etc.; letters, 1817-42, 1 vol., pertain to his domestic and 
personal affairs. 

In addition, there is a miscellaneous section containing let- 
ters, documents, etc., 1682-1939, 18 boxes, contributing informa- 
tion on domestic, legal, political, commercial affairs: Martha 
Powell Bowen estate papers, 1830-56, include material on Ja- 
maica plantations, economic affairs in the West Indies, sugar, 
rum, commerce, etc.; Thomas Coates estate in Philadelphia, 
1828-50; Maybin estate, New Orleans, papers, 1827-43; the Fitz- 
John Porter papers, 1862-86, relating to his court martial and 
military charges brought against him during the Civil War. 



227(b). Lea and Febiger Collection, 1787-1822. Approx. 
50,000 items in 160 vols. Presented by Lea and 
Febiger, 1927, 1930. 

The letter books of Mathew Carey, printer and book dealer 
in Philadelphia and founder of one of the leading American 
publishing houses of the nineteenth century. These books, 
chiefly letters to and from American book dealers, include also 
Carey's correspondence with prominent political and literary 
personalities, and relate to all aspects of the publishing business. 
Included are numerous lists of publications, political pamphlets, 
magazines, academic books, editions of the Bible, geographies, 
dictionaries, histories, legal and medical publications, biogra- 
phies, and related material of particular interest for bibliog- 
raphy and cultural history. Among the letters is one of Tobias 
Lear, 1793, concerning maps in Washington's possession; Eben- 
ezer Hazard letters, 1787-90, relate to the publication of a series 
of political documents on the adoption of the Constitution, 
Anti-Federalists, etc.; Thomas Jefferson letters, 1801, 1820, com- 
ment on school books and scientific publications; other letters 
are from David Austin, Thomas B. Barton, Jeremy Belknap, 
George de Benneville, William Cobbett, Tench Coxe, A. J. Dal- 
las, John Dickinson, Timothy Dwight, John Forsyth, Levi Hol- 
lingsworth, A. E. Lamont, James Pembcrton, Charles Pettit, 
Joseph Priestley, John Paulding, James Rivington, William 
Spotswood, Charles Pinckney, Richard Rush, and others. 

228. Colonel John Gardner Papers, 1785-91. Approx. 250 

items. 

Miscellaneous papers from the estate of Colonel John Gardner, 
Revolutionary soldier and sheriff of Chester County, including 
correspondence, bonds, accounts, etc., reflecting economic con- 
ditions. 

229. George Gardom Papers, 1840-90. Approx. 200 items. Pre- 

sented by J. Anna Gardom. 

A collection of family and personal correspondence, contributing 
information on domestic and economic conditions prevailing in 
the period and incidentally presenting a picture of Philadelphia 
life. 

230. Edward Garrigues Journal, 1798. 1 vol. Presented by 

Sarah C. Pennypacker and Matilda Garrigues, 1914. 



Copy of a journal by Edward Garrigues, narrative of Quaker 
activities, meetings, social and domestic events, and the yellow 
fever epidemic in Philadelphia. Copy was made by Thomas 
Garrigues; date not determined. 

231. Genealogical Notes, 1700-1885. 5 vols. Presented by 

Annie A. Graff. 

Records of the Baum, Irwin, Graff, and Sterett families. 

232. Gernon and Keating Papers, 1805-29. Approx. 150 items. 

This business and social correspondence between John Keating, 
Philadelphia importer, and Richard Gernon, French merchant, 
reflects economic, social, and political developments in Europe 
and America. 

233. Gesellschaft der Unterstutzung, Cassa Buch, 1790-94. 

1 vol. 

Cashbook of the German Relief Association of the Evangelical- 
Lutheran Society of Philadelphia: expense accounts and relief 
disbursements. In German. 

234. William Gibbes Genealogy, 1841-1908. 1 vol. Presented 

by William Gibbes, 1937. 

Genealogical data on the following families: William Gibbes, 
Robert Wilson, Thomas Allston, Thomas Hasell of South Caro- 
lina, Patrick Miller of Pennsylvania, and other families. 

235. James Gibbons Journals, 1804. 1 vol. Presented by Dr. 

A. S. W. Rosenbach, 1939. 

Narrative of a tour through the western part of Pennsylvania 
and part of Ohio, describes topography, immigration, settle- 
ments, abundance of game, travel facilities, Quaker families, and 
their meeting places. 

236. Gibson Papers, 1712-1846. Approx. 1,500 items. 

The collection relates to the colonial and early national periods: 
it contains land claims and deeds of Maryland, 1712-16; French 
and Spanish passports for trade and shipping; agreements of 
Philadelphia merchants to decline acceptances of notes of credit 
in lieu of specie, 1766; correspondence on local affairs and gen- 
eral politics. Included are accounts of money paid out on war- 
rants by the auditor general, 1777; minutes of proceedings in 



charges brought against the Board of the Treasury by Francis 
Hopkinson, treasurer of loans, 1780; a statement of Treasury 
accounts of Francis Hopkinson, 1780; contract between Robert 
Morris and Daniel Parker to supply rations to the Revolution- 
ary Army; register of accounts and claims against the United 
States, and a review of the business transacted by the Chamber 
of Accounts; 1779-80; legal papers and subpoenas issued by the 
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania against Robert Morris and John 
Nicholson relate to unsatisfied judgments. The formation of 
land companies in Pennsylvania in which Robert Morris, John 
Nicholson, and James Gibson were interested, is shown in the 
papers of the Pennsylvania Population Company, Asylum Com- 
pany, Erie Lands, and Donation Lands, 1792-1828: the corre- 
spondence of their agents, Judah Colt and James Gibson, mort- 
gages, agreements of sales, surveys, deeds, powers of attorney, 
claims, court proceedings, minutes of the board of managers, and 
plats. There is also a copy of the map and exemplification of 
the grant of the Erie triangle from the United States to Penn- 
sylvania, 1792. 

In addition there is a group of letters, 1824-46, addressed to 
Carey and Lea; Carey, Lea and Carey; Lea and Blanchard, book- 
sellers and publishers. Among the names of the correspondents 
are: William Bainbridge, John C. Breckinridge, Horace Binney, 
C. C. Bonaparte, Thomas Cooper, Joseph Drayton, Millard 
Fillmore, C. J. Ingersoll, John Marshall, Joel R. Poinsett, Peter 
Du Ponceau, Joseph Quincy, R. Randolph, J. Reed, Thomas 
Riche, Richard Rush, Andrew Stevenson, Bushrod Washington, 
Hamilton Washington, and Noah Webster. 

237. Harrold E. Gillingham Papers, 1792-1855. Approx. 200 

items. Presented by Harrold E. Gillingham. 

Chiefly United States Custom House documents, with some 
papers of other departments. Among the items are: shipping 
manifests relating to the importation of liquors, 1792-1805; lists 
of alien passenger arrivals, 1798-1829; distillery inspection per- 
mits, 1792; data on importation of spool cotton by Bates and 
Coates, 1855; and other items. 

238. Gilpin Papers, 1727-1872. Approx. 20,000 items. Presented 

by the estate of Henry D. Gilpin. 

The papers of a family distinguished in scholarship, commerce, 
and political leadership. Most of the papers are those of Henry 



D. Gilpin, whose long and varied career makes his papers par- 
ticularly informative on many aspects of national history. His 
correspondence includes letters from Martin Van Buren, 1836- 
62; James Buchanan, 1839-56; George M. Dallas, 1831-59; Ed- 
ward Everett, 1831-61; approx. 600 from T. F. Bayard, George 
Peabody, Edward Livingston, Henry Clay, Richard Rush, 
Charles Gallagher, George Bancroft, Gouverneur Kemble, John 
W. Forney, J. B. Francis, Benjamin Chew, Joseph Reed Inger- 
soll, General Winfield Scott, and others, 1819-72. In addition to 
Gilpin family items, the collection includes groups of papers 
of the following: Joel R. Poinsett, James Wilkinson, Daniel 
Clark, William Short, James Brown, and David Porter. 

Henry D. Gilpin's papers: letters to his father, Joshua Gilpin, 
1822-41, approx. 1,000 items; correspondence with his family, 
1824-43, approx. 600 items; letter books, 1831-33, 1846-49, 3 vols.; 
diaries, 1822-59, 5 vols.; docket book, United States district at- 
torney, 1828-33, 1 vol.; United States district attorney, letters 
and correspondence, 1832-38, 11 vols. United States Bank pa- 
pers, 1833, 1836-37, 1 vol., contains correspondence of Henry D. 
Gilpin, director and examiner of the Bank, with Andrew Jack- 
son, Edward Livingston, Louis McLane, George M. Dallas, R. 
M. Whitney, William J. Duane, Roger B. Taney, Nicholas 
Biddle, Levi Woodbury, John M. Sullivan, and others, on il- 
legal transactions of the institution, misuse of Bank funds, diver- 
sion of funds for propaganda purposes, withdrawal of public 
deposits from the Bank, etc. Henry D. Gilpin's letters written 
during his tour through Europe, 1853-54, 1 vol.; his journals 
of that tour, 1853-54, 7 booklets; correspondence while in Flor- 
ence, Italy, which discloses his interest in art, 1853-54; corre- 
spondence, 1856-58, 7 vols.; scrapbook, Henry D. Gilpin, "Gov- 
ernor of Michigan," 1834, 1 vol. Gilpin's journalistic and literary 
talents are shown in his manuscripts of biographical sketches of 
the lives of signers of the Declaration of Independence, 1826, 
2 vols.; literary reviews of current and contemporaneous pub- 
lications, 1829-30, 3 vols.; notes on current topics and literature, 
1828-31, 1 vol.; memoranda, catalogue references on bibliog- 
raphy and literature, n.d., 2 vols.; miscellaneous printed matter 
pertaining to the University of Pennsylvania, and kindred sub- 
jects, 1825-64, approx. 100 items; his magazine, The Atlantic 
Souvenir, Christmas and New Year's Offering, 1828, Philadel- 
phia, and other publications; letters of condolence, tributes, 
eulogies received by Mrs. Henry D. Gilpin upon the death of 



238. her husband, 1860, approx. 100 items; Mrs. Gilpin's publica- 
tion, A Memorial of Henry D. Gilpin, 1860; letters from promi- 
nent persons acknowledging receipt of her book, 1861, 1 vol. 

The papers of Joshua and Thomas Gilpin pertain to domes- 
tic, commercial, and industrial affairs: Joshua Gilpin corre- 
spondence, 1795-1841, 3 vols.; 1797-1815, 5 vols.; general corre- 
spondence, 1800-1822, 3 vols.; family letters from England, 1824- 
30, 5 vols.; Bainbridge and Brown, London, legal correspond- 
ence with Joshua Gilpin, 1809-34, approx. 150 items; John 
Bainbridge i's. Benjamin Chew of Philadelphia, papers in a 
legal suit, 1809-31, approx. 200 items; Thomas Gilpin corre- 
spondence, 1769-1817; contracts and agreements for sales of 
lands in Virginia, 1769-1811; Alexander Taylor field notes of 
surveys for Joshua and Thomas Gilpin, 1802-12, 1 booklet; 
papers on western lands, 1770-80; contracts and agreements for 
sales of land in Pennsylvania, 1800-1817, 3 vols.; Luzerne lands, 
1808-52, 1 vol.; letter book of Joshua and Thomas Gilpin con- 
taining the accounts of Gilpin and Fisher, 1800-1818; Thomas 
Gilpin journals, eastern states, 1805, 1 vol.; New England, 1805, 
2 vols.; West, 1809, 2 vols.; Chester and Duck Creek surveys, 
estimates, maps, on building canals, 1772, 1 vol.; pamphlets on 
the construction of canals, railroads, tunnels, maps, printed in 
England, 1789-1835; maps of projected English railroads and 
canals, London, 1832-35; collection of specimens of bank-note 
paper and of engraved currency, manufactured at Brandywine 
Mills, Del., n.d., approx. 200 samples. 

Richard Gilpin's manuscripts include material on paper- 
making machinery, 1815, 1 vol.; his philosophical and literary 
essays, n.d., 2 vols.; notes on history, theatre, astrology, religion, 
literature, transportation, canals, agriculture, travel, etc., 1813- 
28, 4 vols.; poetic notes, 1799-1818, approx. 150 items; "Pieces 
in Verse and Prose," by Joshua Gilpin, essays on medical science, 
hygiene, politics, history, etc., 1796-1806, 1 vol.; Joshua Gilpin's 
history of the colonies and the State of Delaware, n.d., approx. 
150 pp.; essays on the manufacture of woolen goods, n.d., 1 vol.; 
"Wool and Cotton Manufacture, Sheep and Other Subjects Con- 
nected," 1815, 1 vol.; "Report on the Manufacturers of the State 
of Delaware, and a Report of the History and Principles of 
Tariff and Public Labor," n.d., 1 vol.; "Report on the Eco- 
nomic Condition of Philadelphia and Other Subjects," 1809, 
1 vol.; "History of the Colonization of America and of the 
Charter and Grant of Pennsylvania and Delaware," n.d., 1 vol.; 



copies of letters of Thomas Fisher, and some additional notes, 
1840, 1 vol.; journals and diary notes of travel, unidentified, 
1836-58, approx. 200 pp.; manuscript copy of "Barremore," a 
novelette by Bernard Gilpin, anecdotes, etc., n.d., approx. 350 
pp.; maps of ancient Greece, engraved by Barbie du Bocage, 
1781-88, 1 vol. 

In addition, there are parchments of the marriage settlement 
between the Gilpin and the Dilworth families, patents of lands, 
deeds, etc., 1776-1834; the genealogical records and notes of the 
Gilpins consist of: "Memoir of the Life of Thomas Gilpin," 
1769, 1 vol.; "Family in England," 1795, 1 vol.; "Memories in 
England," n.d., 1 vol.; genealogical memoranda, 1206-1811, 1 
vol.; "Memories in America," 1800, 2 vols.; and some other 
items. 

There are approx. 700 Joel R. Poinsett items in the collection. 
These fall into two chronological groups: correspondence, 1794- 
1829, describes his school life in Connecticut and England, 
travel in Russia, social life, and political activity in Mexico and 
South America during revolutionary upheavals there; corre- 
spondence, 1829-50, relates to nullification and secession move- 
ments in South Carolina, split and strife in the Democratic 
Party, abolition and slavery, political influence of John C. 
Calhoun, Baltimore convention, Indian affairs and Indian war- 
fare in the Floridas, war with Mexico, western expansion, state- 
hood of California, discovery of gold there, organization of the 
Smithsonian Institution, army reorganization, building and 
financing of railroads, agricultural innovations, arts and sciences. 
Included with the Poinsett papers are approx. 40 letters of David 
Porter, most of them addressed to Poinsett, concerning Por- 
ter's service in the Mexican navy, 1825-27. 

James Wilkinson vs. Daniel Clark papers, 1788-1808, approx. 
300 items, relate to a legal controversy between the ally of 
Aaron Burr in Louisiana and another speculator; they contain 
information on commercial enterprises in the Mississippi valley, 
extension of frontiers, navigation of the Mississippi, conspiracy 
and rebellion in Louisiana and the Floridas, and life in New 
Orleans. 

Papers, 1786-1801, of William Short, United States charge 
d'affaires in Paris and secretary to Thomas Jefferson while he 
was a minister to France, relate to the French Revolution, 
European politics, and United States diplomacy; the letters are 
addressed to Jefferson, John Jay, John Rutledge, Gouverneur 



Morris, Lafayette, Edmund Randolph, James Monroe, Thomas 
Pinckney, David Humphreys, William Nelson, and others. Ap- 
prox. 40 letters, 1824-35, of James Brown, minister to France, 
are addressed mainly to Edward Livingston, and deal with 
politics in France and Spain, Brown's commercial interests in 
Louisiana, and American politics. 

Joshua Gilpin, "Journal of a Tour from Philadelphia through 
the Western Counties of Pennsylvania," 1809, published in 
P.M.H.B., L (1926), 64-78, 163-178, 380-382; LI (1927), 172-190, 
351-375; LII (1928), 29-58. Extracts from commonplace book of 
Henry D. Gilpin, 1819, P.M.H.B., XLV (1921), 224-242. Memoir 
of Thomas Gilpin, P.M.H.B., XLIX (1925), 289-328. 

239. Gilpin Family, Poetic and Prose Selections, 1793-1833. 

3 vols. Presented by Thomas Lynch Montgomery, 1935. 

Essays, verse, historical narratives, and other literary composi- 
tions in the handwriting of Joshua Gilpin, Thomas Gilpin, and 
other members of the Gilpin family. 

240. Maria and Elizabeth Gilpin Papers, 1738-1878. Approx. 

100 items. Presented by Maria and Elizabeth Gilpin, 
1923. 

Family papers, comprising: indentures conveying John and Wil- 
liam West's lands in Wilmington, Del., 1738-46; patents of land 
in Luzerne County, issued to John Coles, 1797; papers con- 
cerning Indiana lands held in trust by Joshua Gilpin for Bain- 
bridge and Brown, England, 1833; map of Indiana County; a 
map of the estate of Brandywine Manufacturing Company, Wil- 
mington, Del.; letters from General John A. Dix, Edward Liv- 
ingston, John Forsyth, George M. Dallas, and others, addressed 
to Henry D. Gilpin, 1833-48; Richard Penn's and Sarah Master's 
letters and documents concerning their financial difficulties, and 
the conveyance of their properties and lands in Philadelphia 
through Tench Francis, et al., 1775-94. 

241. Christian F. Gobrecht Papers, 1795-1844. Approx. 100 

items. 

Miscellaneous correspondence of Christian Gobrecht (1785- 
1844), engraver in the United States Mint, relating to his in- 
ventions and improvements in the art of engraving, and to 
other activities in the field of his profession; a few items of 
personal and domestic character are included. 



242. John W. Godfrey Journal, 1795-96. 1 vol. Presented by 

Eliza Heale, 1876. 

Journey from Philadelphia, on the brig Diana, to London, and 
a tour through England, Holland, Brabant, Flanders, and 
France, in the service of an American land company. The narra- 
tive gives some account of European cultural and social life, 
and describes economic conditions. 

243. Edward Goodfellow Journal, 1860. 1 vol. Presented by 

Mrs. E. Goodfellow, 1918. 

Journal of a tour to Labrador on board the steamer Bibb, 1860, 
by Edward Goodfellow, United States Coast Survey, member of 
the Labrador Eclipse Expedition, which was in charge of Pro- 
fessor Stephen Alexander, of Princeton College; describes haz- 
ards of the journey, collisions with icebergs and submerged 
rocks, fishing industry off Nova Scotia, life of the Eskimos and 
Indians, magnetic and other scientific observations. 

244. James Goodfellow Papers, 1834-81. Approx. 250 items. 

Presented by Mrs. E. Goodfellow, 1918. 

Family papers of James Goodfellow (1796-1880); manuscripts 
pertaining to Geodetic Survey, professional, and social activi- 
ties, 1834-81; manuscript of "Historical Poem," by Thomas 
Land (1752-1833). 

245. Goodrich and Cocke Genealogy, ca. 1861. 2 vols. Pre- 

sented by the estate of Helen G. Goodrich, 1935. 

Genealogies of the William Goodrich family, which settled in 
Wethersfield, Conn., about 1635, and of the Abraham Cocke 
family, early pioneers and settlers in Virginia and Kentucky, 
about 1748. These notes, compiled by Edwin Hubbard, contain 
data on the derivation of family names, coats of arms, bio- 
graphical sketches. 

246. Goodson and Cart Papers, 1681-1761. 75 items. 

Deeds, agreements, wills, and accounts; also some correspond- 
ence relating to commercial and legal transactions of John Good- 
son, surgeon, and Samuel Cart, merchant. 

247. Thomas F. Gordon Papers, ca. 1813. Approx. 100 items. 
Collection of notes, bibliographical data, and essays prepared 



by Gordon in connection with his research in United States 
history. 

248. Graff Papers, 1860-1909. Approx. 150 items. Presented 

by Annie A. Graff, 1921. 

Paul Graff's diaries, 1882-93, 1897; and Edgar P. Graff's account 
book, 1905-9. 

249. Bernard Granville, History of the Granville Family, ca. 

1880. 2 vols. Purchased by the Lloyd Fund, 1931. 

Genealogical data on the Granville family with biographical 
and historical notes, illustrated with engravings, photographs, 
and drawings; compiled by Bernard Granville. 

250. Gratz Collections, 1383-1921. Approx. 175,000 items. 

Presented by Simon Gratz; some items purchased by the 
Gratz Fund. 

The Gratz collections of autograph letters and portraits contain 
representative documents of men who played prominent roles 
in all phases of modern history. Included are groups of papers 
of men eminent in the political and economic growth of Amer- 
ica; the collection is arranged in three sections: American, Euro- 
pean, Miscellaneous. 

American p olitical sub j ects: presidential administrations, 
1789-1901, 15 boxes, letters of every President and cabinet mem- 
ber from George Washington to William McKinley; Albany 
Convention, 1745-54, 1 box; American diplomats, 1786-1898, 4 
boxes; American government, 1785-1892, 2 boxes, letters of offi- 
cials and of persons prominent in the affairs of the nation; mis- 
cellaneous American autographs, 1693-1895, 16 boxes, letters of 
educators, diplomats, financiers, jurists, military and naval 
officers, merchants, publishers, statesmen; Annapolis Conven- 
tion, 1771-1819, 1 box; Articles of Confederation, 1769-1816, 
1 box; government officials in the Revolution, 1759-1816, 2 
boxes; colonial governors, 1642-1798, 3 boxes; Committee and 
Council of Safety, 1764-90, 1 box; Declaration of Independ- 
ence, 1757-1816, 2 boxes, 1764-1816, 1 box, letters of all the 
signers, portraits, and views of their residences; Federal Con- 
vention, 1777-1810, 2 boxes; first Congress under the Consti- 
tution, 1770-1812, 2 boxes; foreign ministers to the United 
States, 1779-1910, 3 boxes; governors of Pennsylvania, 1681-1782, 
1 box; letters and documents of William Penn, Richard Penn, 



Thomas Pcnn, John Penn, and letter book of Richard Peters, 
containing letters to the proprietaries of Pennsylvania, 1755-57, 
1 vol.; governors of Pennsylvania, 1641-1922, 2 boxes; governors 
of states, 1759-1922, 13 boxes; Hartford Convention, 1791-1843, 

1 box; members of Old Congress, 1754-1820, 10 boxes, 1761-1820, 

2 boxes; Mexican and South American, 1801-95, 2 boxes; may- 
ors of Philadelphia, 1692-1920, 2 boxes; non-importation reso- 
lutions, 1739-1861, 1 box; Peace Congress of 1861, 1815-93, 2 
boxes; Pennsylvania Convention, 1752-1802, 1 box; Pennsyl- 
vania Guard, 1863, 1 box; Provincial Conference of 1776, 1730- 
1806, 1 box; Provincial Congress of 1774, 1757-1805, 1 box; Pro- 
vincial Convention, 1758-1800, 1 box; Presidents of the United 
States, Vice-Presidents, 1784-1896, 1 box, includes also other 
eminent men of the period; Speakers of the House of Repre- 
sentatives, 1773-1911, 1 box; Stamp Act Congress, 1734-90, 1 box; 
United States senators, 1775-1922, 13 boxes; unsuccessful can- 
didates for Presidency and Vice-Presidency, 1796-1904, 2 boxes; 
Washington and his family, 1731-1859, 2 boxes; Washington, 
his aides and secretaries, 1770-1820, 1 box. 

American wars : American navy in the Revolution, 1742-1843, 
2 boxes; Board of War and Navy Board, 1776-99, 1 box; British 
officers in War of 1812, 1803-66, 1 box; colonial wars, 1657-1815, 
4 boxes; American officers in the Revolution, 1747-1842, 8 boxes; 
French and Indian War, 1756, 1 box; French officers in the 
Revolution, 1764-1836, 3 boxes; foreign officers in British army 
in the Revolution, and American loyalists, 1747-1827, 4 boxes; 
generals in the Revolution, 1691-1863, 6 boxes; Indians and In- 
dian wars, 1676-1858, 2 boxes; Mexican War, 1819-94, 2 boxes; 
United States naval officers, 1795-1906, 7 boxes; War of 1812, 
1793-1844, 3 boxes, 1794-1853, 4 boxes; Civil War colonels, 
1857-1890, 2 boxes; Civil War brevet brigadier generals, 1803- 
1904, 5 boxes; Civil War Confederate generals, 1841-1901, 7 
boxes, 1832-1911, 3 boxes; Civil War Union generals, 1777-1901, 
11 boxes; Confederate army, 1834-95, 2 boxes; Confederate navy, 
1836-83, 1 box; Confederate Congress and miscellaneous, 1832- 
86, 1 box; constitution of the Confederate States, 1832-89, 1 box; 
governors of the Confederate States, 1837-84, 1 box. 

Jurists : American judges, 1668-1925, 11 boxes; American law- 
yers, 1699-1913, 7 boxes; attorneys general of Pennsylvania, 1702- 
1922, 2 boxes; High Court of Errors and Appeals of Pennsyl- 
vania, 1758-1808, 1 box; judges, Supreme Court, 1778-1924, 2 
boxes; Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1679-1923, 3 boxes. 



250. Church and cle rg ymen : American clergy, 1683-1920, 22 boxes, 
1755-1874, 8 boxes; American colonial clergy, 1647-1803, 5 boxes; 
chaplains in the French and Indian wars, 1732-1812, 1 box; 
Methodist bishops, 1790-1902, 1 box; Moravian bishops, 1738- 
1880, 1 box; Presbyterian moderators, 1788-1900, 4 boxes, 1761- 

1889, 4 boxes; Protestant Episcopal bishops, 1768-1921, 5 boxes; 
Protestant Episcopal ministers, 1813-93, 2 boxes; Roman Cath- 
olic prelates, 1795-1921, 2 boxes; sermons, 1650-1788, 38 vols.; 
sermons of early New England clergy, 1654-1805, and miscel- 
laneous church papers, 1745-1815, 2 boxes. 

Cultural, arts, sciences : American actors and actresses, 1794- 
1928, 7 boxes; American authors, 1782-1879, 7 boxes; American 
historians, 1684-1915, 6 boxes; American literary men, 1670- 

1890, 11 boxes; American poets, 1728-1907, 9 boxes; American 
prose writers, 1700-1921, 17 boxes; hymn writers, 1753-93, 2 
boxes; prose and poetry of American authors, 1780-1915, 3 
boxes; literary miscellaneous, 1790-1912, 4 boxes; notable Ameri- 
can women, 1724-1894, 2 boxes; inventors, 1733-1876, 2 boxes; 
explorers, discoverers, mathematicians and astronomers, 1776- 
1911, 2 boxes; painters, sculptors, and engravers, 1790-1921, 5 
boxes; physicians, 1682-1923, 9 boxes; philanthropists, inter- 
national, 1761-1902, 4 boxes; scientists, 1740-1909, 5 boxes; uni- 
versity and college presidents, 1647-1921, 8 boxes. 

M iscellaneous personal groups: John Dickinson correspond- 
ence, 1775-98, 2 boxes, includes Congressional acts signed by 
Charles Thomson, Benjamin Franklin, John Hancock; George 
Washington letters, 1781-82; Marquis de Lafayette, 1789; George 
Latimer, 1788; Robert Morris, 1797-98; Charles Lee, 1775; Tad- 
eusz Kosciuszko, and others; Albert Gallatin correspondence, 
1801-11, 3 boxes; Stephen Girard papers, 1794-1811, 1 box; 
Charles Thomson correspondence, 1754-1824, 4 boxes, includes 
his memorandum book, 1754-74, with notes on the Revolution- 
ary Convention; Baron von Steuben, letters and correspondence, 
1782-93, 1 box. 

Indian affairs : papers of John Reynell, commissioner for 
Indian affairs, relate to Indians at Fort Augusta, Fort Pitt, 1758- 
65; copy of Cornplanter's speech to the Quakers, 1790; letters 
relating to trade and shipping; Deborah Morris' letters, 1788; 
school funds, 1765; taxes, 1735; Indian affairs, 1756-63, 1 
box, contains commissioners' accounts, cash and receipt books; 
Pennsylvania-Pittsburgh invoice books, 1760-61, 2 vols.; day- 
book, Pittsburgh, 1760-65; daybooks, Shamokin, 1759-61, 2 vols.; 



daybook, Fort Allen, 1759-60, 1 vol.; John Wellington corre- 
spondence, 1786-1807, 1 box, relates to frontier activities, Indian 
fighting, and United States army operations. 

Territorial expansion and settlements in Penn s ylvania : Asy- 
lum Company, 1794-1839, 2 boxes; list of stockholders, notes, 
correspondence, agreements of sales of lands in Bradford, Co- 
lumbia, Lycoming, Northumberland, and other counties; Avon- 
by-the-Sea Land and Improvement Company, 1892-95, 1 box; 
deeds, 1712-1845, 6 boxes, documents of properties in various 
counties; John Nicholson's land transactions, 1781-1832, 1 box; 
Northumberland County, 1773-94, 1 box, land transactions, 
surveys, trade, legal, politics, etc.; Pennsylvania Population 
Company, 1792-94, 6 boxes; North American Land Company, 
1800-1880, 1 box; early Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 1684- 
1853, 4 boxes, contain correspondence of colonial settlers, sur- 
veys, trade, military, and domestic records; surveys, 1688-1829, 
1 box; York County, 1768-1847, 2 boxes, land transactions, legal, 
domestic, and political records. 

Penn s ylvania politics and l e gal affairs : Benjamin S. Bonsall 
correspondence, 1830-36, 1 box; Thomas Bradford correspond- 
ence, 1800-1846, 1 box; Charles Gilpin correspondence, 1864-68, 
4 boxes; A. Boyd Hamilton correspondence, 1836-79, 4 boxes; 
William Orbison correspondence, 1806-40, 4 boxes, contain 
Jackson and anti-Jackson material, Simon Cameron letters, and 
Buck Shot War papers; Samuel D. Patterson correspondence, 
1839, 1 box; Thomas Lamborn docket books, 1813-59, 3 vols. 

Commercial records : John Astley, 1799-1819, 1 box; Thomas 
Astley, Philadelphia merchant, 1813-35, 1 box, correspondence 
on trade and land transactions; Andrew Clow and David Cay, 
Philadelphia merchants, papers, 1730-1816, 4 boxes, relate to 
trade with England, West Indies, Newburyport, Mass., Wilming- 
ton, Del., and other places; Samuel Coates receipt books, 1740- 
56, 1781-1818, memorandum book, 1813-18; William Manington 
accounts, 1699-1703, 1 vol.; Cramond, Phillips and Company, 
Philadelphia merchants, correspondence, 1789-1801, 1 box; Ham- 
ilton-Hood papers, 1813-35, 11 boxes, relate to commerce, 
finance, accounts, receipts, etc.; Thomas Barn day and receipt 
books, 1827-35, 2 vols.; William Clarkson and George Morrison 
ledger, 1767-79; Isaac Zane ledger, 1748-59; bonds, 1749-75, 1 
box, miscellaneous agreements and obligations signed by men 
of the colonial period. 

Corre s pondence of officials of United States government de - 



250. partments: Department of Internal Revenue, 1849-68, 1 box; 
Navy Department, 1862-68, 1 box; Treasury Department, 1821- 
68, 4 boxes; United States Attorney General's office, 1850-65, 
1 box; War Department, 1851-68, 1 box; Custom House revenue 
inspector certificates, 1795-1807, 1 box; revenue documents, 
1806-8, 1 box. 

Other groups of papers in the American section: John Wil- 
liams and family papers, 1706-1811, 1 box; Elizabeth Graeme 
Fergusson correspondence, 1737-94, 1 box; Loganian Library 
and Philadelphia Library Company papers, 1767-1824, 1 box; 
Benjamin Lightfoot letters from Reading, 1770, 1 box; Phila- 
delphia Almshouse, poor daybook, 1739; Philadelphia Monthly 
Meeting and Free School Corporation accounts, 1743-78; Wis- 
tar papers, 1773-1815, 1 box; Martha Lee poetry and miscel- 
laneous papers, 1775-1800, 1 box, includes sketches of the State 
House, 1800; William Maclay, drafts and family papers, 1767- 
92; Nathan Arnaut ciphering book, 1775; "Americana," 1787- 
1802, 1 box, miscellaneous manuscripts of diaries, poetry, re- 
ligious writings, etc.; Benjamin West correspondence, 1789- 
1824, 1 box; criminals and their victims, 1791-1868, 1 box; J. H. 
Walmouth, account of the yellow fever epidemic in Philadel- 
phia, 1798, 1 box; Penn-Gaskill-Hall correspondence, 1816-99, 
1 box; Dr. Joseph Chamberlain correspondence, 1828-45, 1 box, 
relating to the medical profession; Sallie Knowles diaries, 1845- 
50, 1 vol., and journal concerning the building of the Annapolis 
and Elk Ridge Railroad, 1838, 1 box; Loyalist Poetry of the 
Revolution, by Winthrop Sargent (2 vols., Philadelphia, 1857) 
interleaved with approx. 230 autograph letters, portraits, and 
newspaper clippings, 1767-1857; Winthrop Sargent, notes and 
poetry, ca. 1847, 1 box; Art Union of Philadelphia papers, 1849- 
51; Cohocksink Presbyterian Church, Philadelphia, papers, 
1877-1911, 1 box; Simon Gratz, manuscript of "A Book About 
Autographs," 1919, 1 box; Simon Gratz correspondence, 1860- 
1919, approx. 15 boxes, on civil affairs, education, autographs, 
etc.; miscellaneous letters, 1570-1879, 1 box; American and 
European celebrities, royalty, diplomats, statesmen, authors, 
military and naval officers, etc.; miscellaneous papers, 1686-1880, 
25 boxes, relate to national and local politics, trade with In- 
dians, land transactions, religion, penal law, etc.; lottery tickets, 
1699-1860, 1 box; Continental, New England, Middle Atlantic, 
Southern, and Confederate paper money and stamps, n.d., 5 
boxes; playbills, 1821-47, 1 box; portraits of American and 
European celebrities, n.d., approx. 75 boxes. 



The European section contains letters and pap ers, ca. 1383- 
1916: British authors, 1590-1912, 11 boxes; British bishops, 1600- 
1903, 3 boxes; British clergy, 1568-1871, 3 boxes; British drama- 
tists, 1648-1898, 2 boxes; British historians and essayists, 1697- 
1909, 2 boxes; British jurists, 1557-1911, 4 boxes; British literary, 
miscellaneous, 1600-1912, 6 boxes; British poets, 1600-1912, 7 
boxes; British Prime Ministers, 1563-1903, 2 boxes; British states- 
men, 1572-1890, 4 boxes; Canadians, 1711-1916, 2 boxes; Euro- 
pean actresses and actors, 1712-1900, 9 boxes; European clergy, 
1568-1870, 6 boxes; European critics and orientalists, 1568-1892, 

3 boxes; European military and naval, 1459-1893, 9 boxes; Euro- 
pean miscellaneous, 1557-1906, 11 boxes; European painters and 
sculptors, 1508-1903, 7 boxes; European physicians, 1559-1900, 

4 boxes; European scientists, 1635-1899, 9 boxes; European 
statesmen, 1504-1910, 4 boxes; French authors, 1443-1904, 9 
boxes; French generals, 1680-1847, 3 boxes; French Revolution, 
1768-1812, 10 boxes; foreign hymn writers, 1566-1888, 3 boxes; 
German miscellaneous, 1735-1868, 3 boxes; Italian authors, 1407- 
1908, 1 box; Luther and the Reformation, 1515-1603, 1 box; 
musicians and composers, 1616-1913, 16 boxes; Napoleon and 
his marshals, 1792-1832, 1 box; northern and central European 
literary, 1559-1887, 6 boxes; northern and central European 
historians and novelists, 1525-1920, 3 boxes; northern and cen- 
tral European poets and dramatists, 1525-1920, 3 boxes; notable 
European women, 1573-1872, 2 boxes; popes, 1586-1831, 1 box; 
Portuguese, Italian, Belgian, Spanish authors, 1471-1893, 1 box; 
royalty, England, 1479-1870, 1 box; royalty, Denmark, Norway, 
Sweden, Russia, 1587-1872, 1 box; royalty, France, 1383-1890, 
2 boxes; royalty, miscellaneous, 1461-1866, 2 boxes; royalty, 
Prussia, Austria, Germany, 1509-1883, 1 box; royalty, Spain, 
Portugal, 1402-1870, 1 box; Swiss authors, 1650-1859, 1 box; 
Thirty Years' War, 1583-1699, 4 boxes. 

The miscellaneous section consists of a pp rox. 50,000 letters 
and pap ers, ca. 1533-1910, al p habeticall y arran g ed. It includes 
letters of: Governor Edmund Andros, 1677; General John 
Armstrong, 1769; Susanna Anthony, 1770; John Jacob Astor, 
1842; John Bradford, 1720; Governor Jonathan Belcher; 
George Bryan; George Clinton; George Clymer; DeWitt Clin- 
ton, 1822; John Dickinson; William Dearborn, 1808; William 
Duer, 1786; Edward Everett, 1827; Benjamin Eastburn, 1734; 
William Eaton, 1805; Joseph Galloway, 1769; Adolphus W. 
Greely; Jonathan Greenleaf, 1843; Alexander Hamilton; Samuel 
Hopkins, 1770; William Harrison, 1786; Patrick Henry; Jared 



250. Ingersoll; John Jay, 1822; Washington Irving; Dyre Kearney, 
1787; James Kent; Francis Scott Key; John Laurens, 1778; 
Gouverneur Morris, 1806; John P. Montgomery, 1776; Thomas 
Mifflin, 1791; John Nicholson, 1795; Isaac Morris; Samuel Otis, 
1789; Richard and Thomas Penn, 1755; Edmond Pendleton; 
James Parker, 1793; Colonel James Rodney, 1764; Joseph Reed, 
1812; Peyton Randolph; J. Bayard Smith, 1778; Jonathan D. 
Sergeant, 1784; Henry D. Saussure, 1787; Theodore Sedgwick, 
1799; William Tweed, 1841; John Tyler, Jr., 1842; James Wads- 
worth, 1780; John F. Zubley, 1767; and others. 

Among the men who participated in the Revolutionary -and 

Civil wars rr p rrsrntrrl h y pnp rrs in this srrfinn, arp' John 

Armstrong, 1777; Benedict Arnold, 1777; John Cadwalader, 
1786; Clement Biddle; Arthur St. Clair, 1776; Nathanael 
Greene; Edward Hand; William Irvine; John Knox; Daniel 
Morgan, 1785; Peter Muhlenberg, 1788; Lewis Nicola; Charles 
C. Pinckney; John Sullivan; Baron von Steuben, 1790; French 
officers who served in the American Revolution; generals who 
served in the Union and Confederate armies, 1838-91; delegates 
to the peace conventions, 1861. Included also are broadsides, 
cartoons, songs, etc., chiefly Confederate, 1861-66; lithographs 
of soldier camps, etc. 

Papers of clergymen and missionaries of various denomina- 
tions form a large part of this section, and contribute much 
information on church history in the United States, ca. 1605- 
1809. There are sermons of noted theologians; French letters, 
1820-25, of pastors of the Walloon churches in Holland; Latin 
synodal documents and manuscripts of the sixteenth and seven- 
teenth centuries. Other miscellaneous items are: manuscripts of 
James Monroe, 1794-1828, on the French Revolution; instruc- 
tions to James Monroe by Edmund Randolph, 1794-96; Aaron 
Burr letters, 1775-1811; Erick Bollman, 1810; William Eaton, 
1802; Joseph Bonaparte correspondence, 1815-27; parchment 
deeds, 1691-1786, of Pennsylvania and New Jersey; Judge Clyde 
Symmes to Captain Dayton on settlements west of Ohio, on the 
Miami, 1789; papers relating to Indian affairs, 1789-1806; Irish 
Revolution papers, 1806-13; Mexico and South America, 1785- 
1843; United States Bank, 1805; Bank of North America, 1813- 
14; Canadian Rebellion, 1837-38; political relations between 
France and America, 1783-93; letters of writers, artists, scholars, 
scientists, physicians, apothecaries, penologists, reformers, etc., 
ca. 1711-1910, including Joseph Lancaster's voluminous corre- 



spondence on education, James Rumsey's manuscripts and 
printed material, 1788, concerning his invention of the first 
steam vessel, and other papers bearing on intellectual trends. 
A large portion of the persons represented in the miscel- 
laneous section are European celebrities, from England, France, 
Germany, Denmark, Holland, Spain, Russia, Italy, Greece, 
Portugal, and other countries. 

251. Henry M. Gratz Papers, 1762-1921. Approx. 50 items. 

A collection of miscellaneous papers from members of the Gratz 
family. Among the items are: copy of the will of William Trent, 
1796; legal documents of Simon and Hyman Gratz, 1805; Simon 
Gratz, stock certificates in various transportation enterprises, 
1811-31; scrip paper money, 1837-39; French assignats, 1792; 
Simon Gratz certificate to practice before the Supreme Court, 
1860; stock accounts, 1864-65; Alfred Gratz, patent certificate 
for an attachment to a talking machine, 1903; and other items. 

252. Peter A. Grotjan Memoirs, 1774-1850. 2 vols. Presented 

by Pedro G. Salom, 1936. 

The memoirs of Peter Grotjan, German merchant who settled 
in Philadelphia about 1796, concern commercial activities in 
Philadelphia, Reading, and other parts of Pennsylvania, influ- 
ential German families, trade between Germany and the United 
States, territorial expansion, and his journeys to South America 
and the West Indies. 

See "Memoirs of an Early American," Harper's Magazine, 
vol. 172 (1936-37), 33ff, 160ff. 

253. Grubb Furnace and Forge Account Books, 1765-1880. 89 

vols. Presented by Daisy E. R. Grubb, M. Lilly Beall, 
Mrs. William M. Thornton, Jr., Mrs. William T. Morris, 
Mrs. I. Wistar Morris. 

These are the business accounts of Peter and Henry Bates 
Grubb, early iron masters of Pennsylvania. The collection con- 
tains material on the development and commercial activities 
of some of the leading furnaces and forges in Pennsylvania. The 
records are: 

Hopewell Forge, Lancaster County, journals, 1765-1805, 12 
vols.; ledgers, 1765-1800, 13 vols.; fine books, 1775-1809, 3 vols.; 
coal book, 1796-99, 1 vol.; cashbook, 1786-88, 1 vol.; daybooks, 
1769-96, 4 vols. 



Mount Vernon Furnace, journal, 1800-1805, 1 vol.; ledgers, 
1800-1812, 2 vols.; cashbook, coal accounts, 1800-1802, 1 vol.; 
daybooks, 1801-5, 3 vols.; provision books, gristmill accounts, 
1805-12, 3 vols. 

Mount -Hope Furnace, journals, 1784-1819, 4 vols.; ledgers, 
1784-1820, 4 vols.; daybooks, 1784-1828, 5 vols.; provision books, 
1786-1803, 2 vols.; fine book, 1810-66, 2 vols.; blotter, 1799-1802, 
1 vol.; cashbooks, 1786-1802, 2 vols. 

Codorus Forge, ledger books, 1802-12, 4 vols.; daybook, 1805-6, 
1 vol.; cash books, 1805-12, 2 vols.; journals, 1802-12, 3 vols. 

Codorus Ore Bank, Billets Landing, accounts, 1866-68, 1 vol. 

Manada Furnace, time book, pig iron shipper, 1836-59, 1 vol. 

Columbia and St. Charles Furnaces, daybook, 1853, 1853-77, 
1 vol.; ledger, 1854-80, 1 vol. 

Chestnut Hill Ore Bank, daybooks, 1855-75, 3 vols. 

Cornwall Ore Bank, reports, 1866-71, 1 vol. 

Clement Grubb, personal, provision ledger, 1841-42; ledger, 
1852-59, 1 vol. 

Clippings, advertising, etc., relating to iron business, n.d., 1 
vol.; ledgers, 1804-6, 2 vols.; provision books, 1804-7, 1 vol.; 
1811-23, 1 vol.; daybook (German script), 1809-14, 1 vol. 

254. A. Oakey Hall Manuscripts, ca. 1860-90. Approx. 500 

pages. Presented by Mrs. Skinner. 

A collection of lore, tales, narratives of old New York, romance 
of Broadway, stories of prominent men, crimes, and celebrated 
legal cases; also contains poetry and essays on religion, politics 
history, and other items of journalistic and literary character 
Among Hall's writings are: "Old and Young Broadway,' 
"Crimes of Broadway," "The Birth of Central Park," "A Mem 
orable New York Summer," "New York Murder Sensation,' 
"New York, City of Inventors," "Evolution of Olden Manhatten 
Christmas," "The Past Glories of Saratoga Springs," "Why 
Fulton and Clinton Deserve New York Statues," "The Loves of 
Queen Elizabeth," "Catholicism," "Degeneracy of Protestant- 
ism," "Victoria's Recollections," "The Prodigal." 

255. John Elihu Hall, Translation of Anacreon, ca. 1822. 

1 vol. Presented by Gregory B. Kean. 

Translation of "Memoirs of Anarcreon, from the version of 
Thomas Moore," written about 1822 for The Port Folio, by its 
editor, John Elihu Hall, of Philadelphia. 



256. Reynold T. Hall Papers, 1861-89. Approx. 100 items. 

Presented by Mrs. Reynold T. Hall. 

Collection of papers showing Philadelphia's humanitarian in- 
terests and charitable activities on behalf of disabled soldiers 
and orphans, victims of the Civil War. The papers contain: 
correspondence, minutes, 1861-64, relating to the organization 
of the Cooper Shop, Volunteer Refreshment Saloon; Soldiers 
Home in Philadelphia, 1866-89; correspondence book, 1863-65; 
Educational Home for Boys, 1883; and other items. 

257. S. M. Hallowell Papers, 1849-77. Approx. 200 items. 

These papers include Hallowell canceled drafts and commercial 
notes with documentary stamps attached; correspondence per- 
taining to financial matters and trade in which Morris L. 
Hallowell and Company were interested; also photographs, 
notes on Grecian mythology, and items relating to the publica- 
tion of Browning's Ring and the Book. 

258. Andrew and James Hamilton Papers, 1713-71, 1834-1905. 

1 vol. and 25 items. Presented by H. Hamilton Palairet 
and Lena Cadwalader Evans. 

Official documents, petitions, instructions, commissions, and 
reports of Andrew Hamilton (1676-1741), attorney general of 
Pennsylvania, and James Hamilton (1710-83), governor general 
of Pennsylvania: 25 items, 1834-1905, papers relating to Hamil- 
ton ground rents at Lancaster. 

259. Hance Hamilton Papers, 1739-79. Approx. 225 items. 

Presented by Donald McPherson, 1927. 

These papers pertain to official, legal, and commercial transac- 
tions, and include bonds, receipts, accounts, etc., mostly relat- 
ing to York County, during the colonial period. 

260. James Hamilton Docket Book, 1739-40. 1 vol. Presented 

by Frank M. Etting, 1876. 

Docket of James Hamilton, prothonotary in "Philadelphia. 

261. Major General Edward Hand Papers, 1771-1807. Ap- 

prox. 425 items. 

Correspondence, accounts, and military orders, including: 
papers and correspondence, 1771-1803; orderly books, 1776; 



revenue account books, 1792-1807, 1797-1801; and miscellaneous 
letters written by Hand, 1775-1801; 109 letters to his wife. 

Correspondence, 1779-81, published in P.M.H.B., XXXIII 
(1909), 353; orderly book, 1778, in P.M.H.B., XLI (1917), 198- 
223, 257-27.3, 458-467. 

262. Harding in Canada, Letters, 1924. 1 vol. Presented by 

Frederic R. Kirkland, 1937. 

Letters of eminent statesmen of Canada and the United States, 
addressed to R. J. Cromie, publisher of the Vancouver Sun, 
Vancouver, B.C., commend him for presenting to the National 
Press Galleries at Washington, John Innes' painting in com- 
memoration of President Harding's visit to Canada in 1923. 

263. Genealogy of Hare-Powel and Kindred Families, 1807- 

1907. 1 vol. Presented by Robert J. Hare-Powel. 

Records of the ancestry of the Robert Johnston Hare-Powel 
family of New York and Newport, R.I. Included are photo- 
graphs of members of the families, their coats of arms, pictures 
of landmarks in England and the United States, and biographi- 
cal sketches of Samuel Powel, Robert Hare, and others. 

264. Lewis R. Harley Papers, ca. 1891-1918. Approx. 1,000 

pages. 

Collection of Lewis R. Harley's essays and addresses on his- 
torical and biographical subjects. Among his writings are "The 
English Idea of Government at the Close of the Sixteenth Cen- 
tury," 'Abraham Lincoln," "Baron von Steuben," "America 
and the Star Spangled Banner," "Reflections on the Uses of 
History," "Henry Ford and History." 

265. S. Bell Harper Recipes and Fact Book, 1809. 1 vol. Pur- 

chased by the Charles M. Smith Fund, 1939. 

Recipes for cooking and baking; also memoranda of popula- 
tions of several cities in Europe and America, and notes on 
academic studies. 

266. John Harris Collection, 1687-1915. Approx. 500 items. 

Purchased by the Library Fund. 

Manuscripts in the Harris collection were assembled by Colonel 
William C. Armor and include correspondence, accounts, and 
other papers of John Hap is (1726-91), founder of Harrisburg, 



and some of his descendants; a group of autograph letters and 
documents signed by governors of the colony and state of Penn- 
sylvania and by some members of the supreme executive coun- 
cil. The signatures of William Penn, John Penn, William Mark- 
ham, Thomas Wharton, James Logan, Edward Shippen, James 
Hamilton, Simon Cameron, John Quincy Adams, James 
Buchanan are included. In addition, the collection contains: 
the ledger books of John Harris, 1718-75, 1770-91; correspond- 
ence, accounts, documents, etc., relating to commercial, legal, 
and land transactions, and to family affairs, 1734-1915; auto- 
graph letters and documents, 1687-1915; and two pamphlets, 
Companion for the Counting House or, Duties payable on 
Goods Imported into America, 1789, and The Patriot Hymn 
Book, 1862. 

267. George Harrison Papers, 1812-32. Approx. 150 items. 

Correspondence and copies of resolutions of Congress, relating 
to orders from military and naval authorities for the manufac- 
ture of medals, emblems, swords, etc., for presentation to dis- 
tinguished officers in recognition of gallantry in service against 
British vessels. The names of officers so honored include Isaac 
Hull of the Constitution, Stephen Decatur of the United 
States, Jacob Jones of the Wasp, William Bainbridge, Oliver 
H. Perry, and others. 

268. Vindication of William H. Harrison, 1854. 1 vol. 

Written by Colonel Charles S. Todd, and published in the Na- 
tional Intelligencer, October 19, 1854: a defense of the military 
character of General William H. Harrison, whose merits and 
soldierly ability had been severely criticized by Joel T. Hcadley 
in The Second War With England (2 vols., New York, 1853). 
The papers deal particularly with the campaigns in the North- 
west during the War of 1812. 

269. Harrison Oil Company Papers, 1864-66. Approx. 100 

items. Presented by Charles B. Harding, 1918. 

These papers relate to working and drilling for oil in Pennsyl- 
vania, and include: receipt book, 1865-66; correspondence, bills, 
deeds, 1864. 

270. A Record of the Hart Family of Philadelphia, 1735- 

1920. 1 vol. Presented by Thomas Hart, 1921. 



Genealogical history of the family of Samuel Hart, a Scots- 
Irish family which settled in Bucks County about 1735. These 
notes and papers were compiled and edited by Thomas Hart in 
1920. 

271. John Hatkinson Ledger, 1748-58. 1 vol. Purchased by 

The Historical Society, 1902: 

Ledger of John Hatkinson, Philadelphia merchant, partner of 
Robert Morris, contains accounts of general business transac- 
tions, names of clients, and prices of commodities. 

272. General Herman Haupt Letter Book, 1852. 1 vol. Pur- 

chased by the Library Fund, 1913. 

Letter press copies of letters of General Herman Haupt, written 
during his employment as chief engineer of the Georgia, Missis- 
sippi and Southern Railroad. They relate to his managerial 
activities and contribute information on the growth and exten- 
sion of transportation facilities in the South. 

273. John H. Hawkins Journal, 1779-81. 1 vol. 

Military campaigns in New England during the American Revo- 
lution are described by Hawkins, sergeant major in one of the 
Revolutionary brigades, operating in the northern colonies. 
The journal furnishes details of troop movements, battles, mili- 
tary and economic conditions, espionage, and courts-martial. 

274. William Hayley Manuscript, ca. 1800, 1 vol. Presented 

by the estate of Howard Edwards, 1926. 

"Eulogies of Howard," by William Hayley, a friend of John 
Howard, distinguished English philanthropist and humani- 
tarian, to whom this memoir relates. The account includes data 
on social and cultural history of England in the latter part of 
the eighteenth century. 

275. John Gottlieb Ernestus Heckewelder Papers, 1755- 

1822. Approx. 150 items. Presented by John W. Jordan. 

The correspondence and papers relating to Heckewelder's life, 
and work among the Indians, with notes on their vocabulary, 
folklore, and traditions, include: correspondence, biographical 
and historical narratives of the Indians, 1755-1822; "Iroquois 
Vocables," by J. C. Pyrlaeus, 1749; and Heckewelder's account 
of his journey to Ohio, 1797. 



Account of journey to Gnadenhutten, 1797, published in 
P.M.H.B., X (1886), 125-157. 

276. James E. Hele Letter Books, 1825-28. 3 vols. Presented 

by Daniel R. Pannepacker. 

Hele's copies of his letters to relatives and friends, written from 
Puerto Cabello, Colombia. The letters describe living condi- 
tions, Hele's business and shiping enterprises, local affairs, and 
military and political events. 

277. Henderson-Wertmuller Papers, 1779-1822. Approx. 150 

items. Presented by Charles Henry Hart. 

Miscellaneous correspondence, accounts, and documents relat- 
ing to the settlement of the estates of John Henderson and 
Elizabeth Wertmuller; data on labor costs, commodity prices; 
correspondence of Lydia Henderson and John Nicholson, 1790- 
95; list of the subscribers for the purchase of an organ for St. 
Paul's Church, 1783. 

278. Alexander Henry Papers, 1840-1876. Approx. 350 items. 

Presented by Mrs. Bayard Henry. 

War sentiments and civic affairs in Philadelphia during the 
Civil War are shown in Alexander Henry's correspondence, 
1860-65, with prominent men of that period. Demonstrations, 
rioting, and danger of mob violence are discussed. There are 
letters, 1859-64, from mayors of various cities; letters, 1858-65, 
from army and navy officers, pertaining to defense of Fort Dela- 
ware, protection of bridges and railroads, sale of fire arms, 
purchase of ordnance, deserters, etc.; letters, 1876, relate to the 
Centennial Exhibition. Among the items is a volume contain- 
ing a list of marriages solemnized by Henry, 1858-61, and a 
Narrative of Privation and Suffering of United States Officers 
and Soldiers while in the hands of the Rebel Authorities, 1864. 

279. Betsy and Eliza Henry Music Books, 1796-1823. 6 vols. 

Presented by Laura Bell. 

Secular music in manuscript, English and German songs, in 
vogue in Pennsylvania during the eighteenth century. 

280. William Henry Papers, 1759-1812. 7 vols. Presented by 

John W. Jordan, 1889. 



Correspondence and other documents relating to Henry's politi- 
cal interests in Lancaster County and his activities during the 
Revolution; there are, also, a few additional items of a miscel- 
laneous character. The papers include: letters, documents, and 
accounts, 1759-1812; ledger, 1777-79; a record of the "disburse- 
ments of the Hide Department," 1779-83; Lancaster County 
docket, 1774-81; J. J. Henry's journal of the campaign against 
Quebec, 1775; his notes on Indian names of rivers and streams, 
Indian vocabulary, and notes for a history of the Indian na- 
tions, with maps of Pennsylvania counties. 

Sixteen letters to William Henry, 1777, 1783, published in 
P.M.H.B., XXII (1898), 106-113. 

281. Isaac Hicks Docket Books, 1772-1832. 2 vols. 

Docket books of Isaac Hicks, justice of the peace in Bucks 
County, contain lists of cases to be heard in his court, records 
of marriages performed, judgments, writs issued. 

282. Daniel Hiester Papers, 1739-1822. 65 items. Presented by 

the descendants of William Hiester Clymer. 

Miscellaneous correspondence, land warrants, indentures, and 
plans, mainly of colonial Pennsylvania. 

283. Martin Hildal Arithmetic and Commonplace Book, 

1764, 1 vol. Purchased by the Library Fund, 1926. 

Lessons in arithmetic, English composition, poetry. 

284. Charles R. Hildeburn, Loyalist Ladies in Revolution- 

ary Times, 1900. 1 package. Purchased by the Library 
Fund, 1926. 

Manuscript of A Trunkful of Old Letters from Loyalist Ladies 
in Revolutionary Times, edited by Charles R. Hildeburn (New 
York, Dodd, Mead and Company, 1900), describes social life 
and the views of Tories during the American Revolution. 

285. Charles R. Hildeburn Obituary Notices, 1728-91. 1 vol. 

Presented by Charles R. Hildeburn. 

Obituary notices, copied from the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1728- 
91. 



286. Charles R. Hildeburn Papers, 1738-1894. Approx. 1,900 

items. Presented by Charles R. Hildeburn, 1896. 

Miscellaneous correspondence, records of commercial transac- 
tions, and notes, 1738-1885; correspondence regarding reprint- 
ing of Bradford, Laws of New York, 1893-95; papers relating 
to the Isaac Harvey estate, 1891; miscellaneous printed pam- 
phlets, 1790; genealogical papers and correspondence relating 
to the Swift, Richc, and Inman families, 1740-1885. 

Five items, 1765, published in P.M.H.B., II (1878), 296-302. 

287. Michael Hillegas Letter Books, 1757-60. 2 vols. Pre- 

sented by Charles Lockrey, 1905-7. 

Letter books of a prominent Philadelphia merchant and treas- 
urer of the United States, 1775-89, relate to his business affairs 
and administrative activities. They contain his copies of letters 
to clients, which reflect his extensive trade in paper, spices, 
calico, musical instruments, etc., and records of the sale of loan 
certificates and other financial transactions for the United 
States government. 

Nine Hillegas letters published in P.M.H.B., XXIX (1905), 
232-239. 

288. John Hinrichs Diary, 1778-80. 1 vol. 

Copies of letters by John Hinrichs, staff captain in the Hessian 
Hunters Corps, operating with the British army in the Ameri- 
can Revolution. The letters, addressed to Hinrichs' relatives and 
friends, describe the war from an English point of view, eco- 
nomic condition of the country, lack of supplies in the Revolu- 
tionary Army, the political motives involved in the struggle, 
the course of the military campaigns from Philadelphia, Flush- 
ing, New York, South Carolina, and other places, French and 
Russian interests in the war, and the strategies of commanding 
officers in both armies. In German. 

289. Hollingsworth Collection, 1748-1887. Approx. 165,000 

items. 

Political and economic development of the United States, is 
shown in business papers of the distinguished merchant family 
of Zebulon Hollingsworth (1696-1763), flour manufacturer in 
Elkton, Levi Hollingsworth (1739-1824), and their descendants. 
The name of the family business establishment was changed in 



the course of its history: in 1759 it was "Adams and Hollings- 
worth"; in 1770, "Hollingsworth and Rudulph"; in 1772, "Levi 
Hollingsworth"; in 1793, "Levi Hollingsworth and Son"; in 
1824, "Paschall Hollingsworth and Company"; and in 1837, 
"Morris, Tasker and Morris." 

The papers relate to trade in America, the West Indies, and 
Europe, prices of commodities, finance, shipping, political and 
economic conditions, leading personalities, and local, domestic 
and social affairs. The collection is arranged by type of record: 
correspondence, 1761-1887, 201 boxes; checks, drafts, bills of 
exchange, 1760-1858, 31 boxes; orders, 1765-1863, 10 boxes; 
invoices, 1764-1849, 4 boxes and 46 packages; promissory notes, 
1769-1830, 7 boxes; legal papers, 1734-1851, 4 boxes; bills and 
receipts, 1751-1863, 2 boxes and 29 packages; market reports, 
1770-1839, 7 boxes; miscellaneous, 1761-1890, 6 boxes. 

Among the miscellaneous papers are items dealing with 
domestic affairs, commercial enterprises, land transactions, legal 
controversies, politics, etc. There are broadsides, travel diaries, 
accounts of the yellow fever epidemics, sale of lottery tickets, 
prices current, an account of the construction of the Ohio 
Canal, sheep raising, deeds and patents of lands, insurance 
policies, vendues, reports on military ordnance, introduction of 
steam heating, surveys, and other subjects. 

290. Daniel Hoopes' Practical Arithmetic, 1802. 1 vol. Pur- 

chased by the Dreer Fund, 1938. 

Examples in arithmetic, simple and compound interest, per- 
mutation, bookkeeping. 

291. Gerard T. Hopkins Journal, 1803-4. 1 vol. Presented by 

Howard B. French. 

Journal of a tour from Baltimore to Fort Wayne, in which Hop- 
kins traveled as a member of "a deputation of the Society of 
Friends to the Western Indians, for the purpose of instructing 
them in agriculture and useful knowledge"; there are comments 
on topography, agriculture, economic conditions, and customs 
and life of the Indians. 

292. Thomas Hopkins Journal, 1780. 1 vol. 

Journal of "Proceedings at Friendship Salt Works, New Jer- 
sey," a description of the works, working conditions, accounts. 
Published in P.M.H.B., XLII (1918), 46-61. 



293. Joseph Hopkinson Lecture Notes, 1791. 1 vol. Presented 

by Charles R. Hildeburn, 1885. 

A collection of notes taken by Joseph Hopkinson (1770-1842) 
during a course of lectures on law, delivered by James Wilson, 
University of Pennsylvania. 

294. Harry Shelmire Hopper Genealogical Papers, 1633- 

1911. Approx. 3,000 items. 

Correspondence and copies of genealogical records concerning 
the Hopper and related families: Thomas, Gorwood, Goodwin, 
Collens, Carter, Fetter, Cart, Denn, Coffee, and others. 

295. Joseph P. Hornor Commonplace Book, 1798-1818. 3 vols. 

Presented by the estate of Rosalie N. Hornor, 1932. 

Literary and cultural trends of the early part of the nineteenth 
century are shown in Joseph P. Hornor's commonplace book, 
containing "Miscellaneous tracts, poetical effusions and copies 
of letters signed Junius Americanus and addressed to Thomas 
Jefferson," 1801; also lyric poetry written by Rosalie N. Hornor, 
including free translations of several odes of Horace, 1798-1818. 

296. Timothy Horsfield Letter Book, 1754-55. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Jacob Wolle, 1845. 

Contemporary copies of correspondence between Robert Hunter 
Morris, governor of Pennsylvania, and Timothy Horsfield, jus- 
tice of the peace in Northampton County, on Indian disturb- 
ances and massacres; includes testimony of Moravians who wit- 
nessed atrocities at Gnadenhutten, Gabriels Greek, Wyoming. 

297. Timothy Horsfield Receipt Book, 1763. 1 vol. 

Receipts for money paid to officers and men in the service of 
the Province of Pennsylvania, and for powder, guns, stores, etc., 
in the defense of the frontiers of Northampton County. 

298. Hough Papers, 1721-1857. Approx. 75 items. Presented 

by the estate of Oliver Hough, 1915. 

A collection of papers of several generations of the Oliver 
Hough family, members of the Society of Friends in Philadel- 
phia. They relate to personal and domestic affairs, social con- 
ditions, religious activities, and business transactions. 



299. John Howard Collection, 1760-1919. 3 vols. Presented 

by the estate of Howard Edwards, 1926. 

Autograph letters, portraits, and pamphlets, gathered by How- 
ard Edwards, on the life of John Howard (1726-90), distin- 
guished English philanthropist and humanitarian; "Anecdotes 
of the life of John Howard," by the Rev. W. L. Brown, Aber- 
deen, Scotland, 1817, 1 vol., contains accounts of adventures in 
travel and other events in the lifetime of John Howard; 
"Eulogies of Howard," by William Hayley, 1 vol., ca. 1800, a 
memoir. 

300. Lieutenant Colonel Adam Hubley Military Journals, 

1778-80. 2 vols. 

The first volume contains rules and regulations passed by Con- 
gress relating to the establishment of the Revolutionary Army, 
lists of officers, muster rolls, and instructions from Baron von 
Steuben. The second volume, July, 1779 to Oct. 7, 1779, is an 
account of the Western Expedition commanded by Major Gen- 
eral Sullivan, and contains drawings, maps, plans of the terri- 
tory traversed, a narrative of the hardships experienced and 
of the final success and victorious return of the expedition. 

The second volume published in P.M.H.B., XXXIII (1909), 
129-146, 279-302, 409-422. 

301. John Hugh Account Book, 1714-62. 1 vol. Presented by 

Mrs. A. Morris Harkness, 1900. 

Accounts for milling grain, receipts for provisions and services, 
expense account of a trip to Burlington, Elizabethtown, and 
Trenton, N.J.; also a record of speeches made at an Indian 
conference held at Easton in 1756, attended by Teedyuscung 
and representatives of the Six Nations. 

302. Hughes Papers, 1725-1818. Approx. 400 items. Presented 

by William John Potts and Mrs. William H. Hostein. 

Among these papers are several dealing with the history of the 
Stamp Act, including a letter from Benjamin Franklin to John 
Hughes, Indian agent and distributor of stamps in Pennsyl- 
vania, 1765; a pamphlet, Instructions for the Distributors of 
Stamped Parchment and Paper in America, 1765; the manifest 
of the ship Royal Charlotte carrying 3 cases and 7 packages of 
stamps for America, 1765; the account book of John Hughes 



with Benjamin Franklin, 1755-57; 10 letters from Anthony 
Wayne to John Hughes relating to survey of land in Nova 
Scotia, 1765; a folder of the correspondence of John Hughes 
relating to the land project in Nova Scotia in which Benjamin 
Franklin was interested, 1763-69; about 50 bonds, mortgages, 
and agreements, 1753-82; 50 letters from John Hughes to Isaac 
Hughes, relating his journey to Charles Town, 1769-71; a 
pamphlet, The Bill for Better Raising of Money on the In- 
habitants of Philadelphia for Public Use, 1739; the commission 
to John Hughes and Edward Shippen to build a fort and houses 
in Indian territory in connection with the Teedyuscung treaty 
signed by William Denny and Richard Peters, 1757; the day- 
book of John Hughes, 1761-1818; a record of bills introduced in 
the House of Representatives of Pennsylvania, 1814-15; and 20 
patents and deeds, mostly pertaining to land in Upper Merion, 
Montgomery County, 1730-1802. 

303. Harm Jan Huidekoper Papers, 1796-1854. Approx. 500 

items. Presented by Mrs. H. P. Kidder, 1929. 

The Huidekoper (1776-1854) papers include: letters (typewritten 
copies) describing his journey to and arrival in America, 1796; 
others give a description of the physical, social, and economic 
conditions in Pennsylvania, particularly the western part, 
1796-1854; manuscripts on Unitarian doctrines; sermons, es- 
says, and interpretations of the Bible; papers relating to Mead- 
ville Theological School, 1847-50; correspondence and other 
papers relating to the construction of the canal from Pitts- 
burgh to Lake Erie, 1828; pamphlet on the proceedings of the 
Nicholson commissioners, relating to the Pennsylvania Popula- 
tion Land Company, 1842. 

304. Andrew Atkinson Humphreys Papers, 1827-1901. Ap- 

prox. 16,000 items. Presented by members of the Hum- 
phreys family; some items purchased by The Historical 
Society. 

General Humphreys' papers pertain to his military career, espe- 
cially to his activities during the Civil War, and to his work as 
a civil engineer with the United States Topographical Engi- 
neers, as head of the coast survey, and similar projects. There 
are 32 vols, of correspondence and documents, 1827-1901: a 
large group of military papers, 1862-67; 6 vols, field dispatches, 



1863-64; 3 vols, telegrams, 1862-65; 7 vols, special and general 
orders, 1862-78; 1 vol. reports, returns, and casualty records, 
1862-65; reports and miscellaneous documents, 1865. Other 
items connected with the history of the Civil War are: 1 box 
of papers relating to sieges and battles, 1862-66; manuscript 
of Humphreys', From Gettysburg to the Rapidan; 7 boxes of 
notes and papers on the Virginia campaign, 1864-65; 2 pack- 
ages of correspondence between Grant and Lee relating to Lee's 
surrender, 1865; 2 packages of campaign maps, 1864-65; 2 pack- 
ages of topographical maps, 1861; 1 vol. lake and coast surveys, 
1862-69; a number of miscellaneous items including 5 boxes of 
newspaper clippings and newspapers, 1838-89; a scrapbook, 
1800, on the U.S.S. Constitution; reprint of Who Built the 
United States Navy?, 1793; 1 box of pamphlets dealing with the 
case of Fitz-John Porter, 1869; 10 pamphlets on the Battle of 
Gettysburg, 1866; about 250 letters forming part of the corre- 
spondence of N. N. Humphreys, 1867-1901. 

305. Clement Humphreys Papers, 1798-1801. Approx. 250 

items. 

The papers include Humphreys' letter book, 1798, containing 
material on his official missions, with detailed accounts of 
events; "list of Staple Articles of Commerce between the United 
States and Foreign Ports," 1798; official instructions and corre- 
spondence, 1798-1801; manuscript maps of ports in the West 
Indies, 1798. Humphreys (1777-1803) was an agent to France 
during the John Adams administration. 

Diary, 1798, published in P.M.H.B., XXXII (1908), 34-53. 

306. Joshua Humphreys Papers, 1682-1835. 20 vols. Presented 

by members of the Humphreys family. 

Business records of a shipbuilding enterprise: 3 vols, of letter 
books, 1793-1835; 2 account books, 1784-1813, 1792-1806; 3 
ledgers, 1766-77, 1772-73, 1784-1805; roll call book, 1794-99; a 
daybook, 1791-1823; navy yard mast book, 1797-1806; records of 
the building of the United States, 1798-1801; Wharton and 
Humphreys notebook with plans for construction of warships, 
drawings, and details of the building of the Constitution, 
Franklin, and other ships. In addition to these papers there are 
2 vols, of Humphreys' correspondence, 1775-1831; 2 boxes of 
miscellaneous papers, accounts, agreements, 1738-1823; 1 box 
of deeds and marriage contracts, 1682-1758; account book, 1747- 



48; notebook of Daniel Humphreys, 1638-1716; ciphering book 
of Joshua Humphreys, Sr., 1800-1802; his "Journal of a Voyage 
from Philadelphia to Lisbon," 1809; Clement Humphreys jour- 
nal, 1798; and 2 copies of the American Repository, 1796, 1798. 

307. John C. Huntly Diary, 1863. 1 vol. Purchased by the 

Dreer Fund, 1932. 

Diary of John C. Huntly, U.S.N., assistant engineer of the 
U.S.S. Pensacola, off New Orleans, contains eyewitness account 
of war conditions and operations against the Confederate forces, 
rumors of battles, troop movements, military and naval affairs, 
and personal notes. 

308. General Thomas Hutchins Papers, 1759-88. Approx. 300 

items. 

Correspondence and papers relating to the topography of the 
United States, observations on the coast of Florida, navigability 
of rivers; journals of surveying parties, describing the land sur- 
veyed, and contact with Indian, French and Spanish settle- 
ments. 

Journal, 1760, published in P.M.H.B., II (1878), 149-153. 

30*9. Francis M. Hutchinson Pedigrees, Genealogies, Family 
Histories, 1891. 1 vol. Presented by the estate of Francis 
M. Hutchinson, 1927. 

Genealogical data, records from parish registers, and descrip- 
tion of coats of arms relate to the ancestry and history of several 
English families; includes an alphabetical subject index to the 
materials. 

310. Indian Records Collection, 1716-1856. 16 vols, and 62 
pieces. 

A collection of miscellaneous materials concerning the Ameri- 
can Indian. 

Notes on Indians of Lancaster County, 1608-1763, 1 vol.: 
William Parker Foulke's history of the Indian tribes inhabiting 
the Chesapeake Bay, Susquehanna Valley, New York, and other 
regions. 

"Some short remarks on the Indian trade in the Charikees," 
1717, 1 vol.: photostats of journal which describes trade between 
white traders and Indians, their controversies, warfare, eco- 



310. nomic conditions, etc., prior and subsequent to the act of 
Assembly "to regulate the Indian trade in order to prevent 
those abuses and hard usage that the Indians met amongst the 
traders abroad, 1716." 

Lorenzo Boturini Bonaduci, "The History of the Indians 
of North America, giving an account of the Indian Gods, the 
origin of the Indians and their manners and customs, founded 
on extensive matter of figures, symbols, characters, hiero- 
glyphics, songs, etc., 1746," translated from Spanish by W. W. 
Handlin, ca. 1850, 1 vol. 

Delaware and Iroquois Indians manuscripts, 1746-49, 1 vol.: 
copies of Conrad Weiser's letters to Christopher Sauer concern- 
ing the customs and religion of the Iroquois and Delaware In- 
dians. This compilation, in German, was prepared by Abraham 
H. Cassell; English translation by Helen Bell is included. Eng- 
lish translation published in P.M.H.B., I (1877), 163-167, 319- 
323; II (1878), 407-410. 

Minutes of The Friendly Association, 1755-57, 1 vol.: record 
of humanitarian efforts of the Quakers in Philadelphia to con- 
ciliate the Indians and preserve peace with them by pacific 
measures; contains information on pioneering adventures and 
trade extension. 

Minutes of a council held at Easton, 1756, 2 vols., include 
speeches made. Mentioned among the notables present at the 
council are: James Hamilton, William Denny, William Logan, 
Richard Peters, Benjamin Chew, Lynford Lardner, John Mifflin, 
Conrad Weiser, Teedyuscung, and others. 

Minutes of Indian conference, Lancaster, 1 vol.: narrative 
of the discussion of Indian grievances, in which Teedyuscung, 
the chiefs of Six Nations, James Hamilton, and other prominent 
men participated. 

Benjamin Chew's journal of his journey to Easton with John 
Mifflin, Andrew Allen, and James Peters, and of conferences 
with Indians at Easton, 1758, 1 vol. 

Narrative of the massacre of the Conestoga Indians by the 
Paxton Boys, 1763, 1 vol.: printed account (fragmentary) of the 
atrocities committed, and an appeal for punishment of the 
murderers. 

Papers relating to Indian losses, 1766-70, 62 items: letters and 
documents from traders, addressed chiefly to Captain William 
Trent, Carlisle. Accounts and claims for losses sustained by 
Indian depredations in 1763. 



Journal of the Rev. David Jones of Freehold, N.J., describes 
his journeys among Indians of the Ohio valley, 1772 and 1773. 

Mission to the western tribes of Indians, journal, 1791, 1 vol.: 
manuscript of Hendrick Aupaumut, chief of the Mohicans, 
contains "Narrative of his mission to the Western tribes of 
Indians who were carrying on a distressing war against the 
frontier settlements of the United States in the North Western 
Territory," with details on various tribes, origin of their names, 
speeches delivered in councils, names of Indian chiefs partici- 
pating, and the war conditions of the period. Published in 
Memoirs, II (1827), 63-131, with two introductory letters of 
Timothy Pickering, 1826, 1827. 

Indian vocabularies, 1835-73: collection of Creek vocabulary, 
1 vol.; "Delaware Indians," by M. S. Henry, 1860; Klikatat and 
Kalapooyah Indians, lower bank of the Columbia River, 1873, 
1 vol.; Santee and Cree Indians of Lake Superior, 1873, 1 vol.; 
Witchita, Gaddo, and Comanche, Texas Indians, 1856, 1 vol. 

Minutes of the Friends' Indian Aid Association, 1869-74, 
3 vols. 

311. John Inkson Example Book, 1791. 1 vol. Presented by the 

Free Library of Philadelphia, 1916. 

Specimens of calligraphy, arithmetic problems, calculations, 
computing of interest, bookkeeping. 

312. William Irvine Papers, 1768-1834. Approx. 2,000 items. 

Presented by Henry Carey Baird. 

Irvine's papers mainly relate to his service as brigadier general 
in the Revolutionary Army. They include: letters, muster rolls, 
records of courts martial, petitions, orders, and resolutions of 
Congress, 1768-1834; 20 letters, 1780-1811, of John Rose (Baron 
Rosenthal), Irvine's adjutant; letter book, 1781-82; Irvine's 
order book while commanding the Western Department, 1781- 
83; receipt book, 1776-77; account and cashbook, 1783. 

Miscellaneous military items, 1778-84, published in P.M.H.B., 
I (1877), 44-54; II (1878), 147-148; V (1881), 259-275; XL (1916), 
108-112. 

313. Memoir of Caroline H. Jackson, 1824-51. 3 vols. Pur- 

chased by the John T. Norris Fund and the Dreer Fund, 
1936-37. 



Memoir of Caroline H. Jackson, daughter of Thomas and Eliza 
Hoopes, members of the Society of Friends, West Goshen 
Township, West Chester. These volumes furnish information 
on prevailing religious sentiments, economic and social stand- 
ards, education, and home life of a prominent Quaker family 
in the first half of the nineteenth century. 

314. Joseph Jackson Manuscripts, 1923-26. 3 packages. Pre- 

sented by Joseph Jackson. 

Manuscripts of Joseph Jackson, Philadelphia historian and 
writer: "Bibliography of Works of Charles Godfrey Leland," 
1840-1903; "Early Architecture, Architects and Engineers," 2 
vols., on colonial architecture and early Philadelphia architects 
and engineers, 1923; "Development of American Architecture," 
1926, 1 vol., chapters on early national period, early New Eng- 
land architects, the building of Washington, New York, Phila- 
delphia, Charleston, and New Orleans, beginning of national 
architecture, early monuments, interior plans and decorations. 

315. Samuel Jackson Letters, 1862-63. 25 items. Presented by 

Robert C. Rathbone. 

Letters written by Jackson, medical officer in the United States 
Navy, to his wife, while he was on board the U.S.S. Brooklyn 
during the blockade of Southern ports in the Civil War. There 
are a few additional items. 

316. Jacobs Papers, 1681-1838. Approx. 500 items. Presented 

by John F. Lewis, 1920. 

The papers of John Jacobs (b. 1722), member of Assembly for 
Chester County; Joseph Jacobs (1728-69), saddler; Israel Jacobs 
(b. 1726), weaver, member of Congress, 1791; Isaac Jacobs, 
mayor of Philadelphia, 1767-68; Benjamin Jacobs (b. 1731), sur- 
veyor, appointed by the Continental Congress to sign and num- 
ber bills of credit, 1776. 

Among the papers are patents of land granted to early 
pioneers, one issued to Clement Dungan, Bucks County, 1684, 
signed by William Penn; another to Joseph Tanner, 1681, 
signed by William Parr; and a map of land on Delaware Bay, 
N.J., laid out and surveyed by John Woolidge and John Budd, 
1691, containing a list of names of settlers. There are also rec- 
ords of the names of the first purchasers of land within the ex- 
tended boundaries of Bedford, Sussex, Cumberland, Northum- 



berland, Westmoreland, Philadelphia, and Bucks counties, on 
the Allegheny and Susquehanna rivers, on the Perkiomen, Yel- 
low, and Briar creeks, and other localities, 1729-70, and an 
agreement pertaining to purchase of land in Nova Scotia, 1766. 

There are letters and documents of William Maclay, David 
Rittenhouse, Michael Hillegas, Edward Shippen, H. Vander- 
slice, John Robinson, Robert H. Morris, James Hamilton, 
Thomas Lawrence, Owen Biddle, Jacob Duche, Robert Bass, 
Nicholas Scull, John Lukens, Joseph Hilbon, treasurer of Penn- 
sylvania Hospital, and many others, 1744-69. 

Commerce and prices of commodities are shown in Joseph 
Jacobs ledger, 1760-65; Joseph Jacobs and Samuel Wallis ledger, 
1762-66; Israel Jacobs ledger, 1776-1810; John Jacobs ledger, 
1784-1818; Benjamin Jacobs ledger, 1765-75; Juanita Iron Com- 
pany stock books, 1766; bills of exchange, bills of lading, bonds, 
receipts, accounts. 

A large portion of the papers pertain to incidents during the 
period of the Revolution: Sargent Chambers, London mer- 
chant, letter, 1766, gives an account of Benjamin Franklin's 
efforts before Parliament for repeal of the Stamp Act; other let- 
ters are from John Galloway, R. Strettel Jones, Francis Johns- 
ton, commissioner to negotiate with the Indians, Benjamin 
Lightfoot, mobbed as a Tory, Jacob Richardson, who conducted 
the British army into Philadelphia, and others. 

There are genealogical notes arranged by Samuel W. Penny- 
packer, concerning Friedrich Augustus Muhlenberg, Francis 
Swayne, Robert Wharton, Joseph Reed, Roberts Vaux, and 
their families. 

317. Abel James Diary, 1766-69. 1 vol. Presented by the estate 

of Thomas Stewardson, 1932. 

Diary and memoranda of James' land and commercial transac- 
tions near Bethlehem and Nazareth, relate to the clearing of 
swamps, creeks, building of canoes. 

318. Relief of Thomas Jefferson, 1826-28. 1 vol. 

Papers, correspondence, and financial accounts of "The Jeffer- 
son Committee," a committee of citizens of the city and county 
of Philadelphia organized for the purpose of establishing a 
fund for the relief of Thomas Jefferson, with a resolution of the 
committee "to transmit on the 10th day of January next [1828] 
to the trustees under the will of Thomas Jefferson, for the 



exclusive use and benefit of his daughter [Martha Randolph] 
whatever balance may at that time exist." 

319. Jenkins Papers, 1702-1902. Approx. 500 items. Presented 

by Charies F. Jenkins, 1937-39. 

Collection of the family papers of Charles F. and Howard M. 
Jenkins, with information on some of the Welsh families settled 
in Montgomery County and adjacent territory in Pennsyl- 
vania. There are abstracts of titles, and deeds to lands in Ches- 
ter, Berks, Northampton, Lancaster, Philadelphia counties, 
1702-85; drafts and surveys of lands in Gwynedd, Carnarvon, 
Salisbury, Honeybrook townships and other places in which 
Robert Jenkins, ironmaster, was interested, 1745-1847; papers 
relating to the Spring House and Sumneytown Turnpike Road 
Company, 1847-72; record of marriages solemnized by Algernon 
S. Jenkins, justice of the peace in Montgomery County, 1851-69; 
road construction in Gwynedd Township, 1800-1848; list of 
members organizing the Gwynedd Invincibles, 1864; genealogi- 
cal notes on the Jenkins, Evans, Griffith, Foulke, and Roberts 
families; also correspondence relating to local affairs, commerce, 
shipping, indentures, licenses, commissions of appointments, 
etc., 1794-1812; papers relating to Lieutenant Colonel Isaac 
Franks, 1794-1819; a group of autograph letters of eminent 
Pennsylvanians, 1794-1892, collected by Charles F. Jenkins; 
Howard Jenkins' political correspondence, 1858-1902; his notes 
on the Hanks-Lincoln families, 1883-94; his articles and material 
pertaining to local history of Pennsylvania, Anthony Wayne, 
battle of Brandywine, Swedish Pilgrims, French and Indian 
War, 1744-64, rebel invasion of Pennsylvania, burial grounds, 
the Schwenkfelders, Welsh memoranda. 

320. Charles F. Jenkins, Correspondence, 1924-38. Approx. 

1,000 items. Presented by Charles F. Jenkins, 1930, 1938. 

Charles F. Jenkins' correspondence, 1925-38, relates chiefly to 
his research on the life, history, and genealogy of Button Gwin- 
nett, and contains information on the early history of Georgia. 
A large portion of the correspondence relates to the sale and 
collection of autographs. 

321. Francis Jennings Index to Authors of Hymns, 1870. 1 

vol. Presented by Francis Jennings, 1870. 



A collection of data on the authorship and dates of hymns of 
various denominations, ca. 1652-1864; compiled by Francis Jen- 
nings. 

322. Jervis and Sandwith Genealogies, 1641-1808. 1 vol. 

Copies of letters and documents relating to the genealogy and 
history of the John Jervis family, which came from Ireland to 
America in 1688, and became prominent in Cape May, N.J.; 
includes narratives of adventures, and business accounts and 
legal papers concerning liquidation and settlement of family 
estates. 

323. Anna G. Johnson Autograph Album and Diary, 1826-30, 

1843-44. 1 vol. 

Verse dedicated to Anna G. Johnson by her friends, 1826-30; 
diary contains a description of a tour through Pennsylvania 
and New York, and other personal entries, 1843-44. 

324. Josiah Stoddard Johnston Papers, 1821-39. Approx. 5,000 

items. 

The correspondence and papers of a national leader in United 
States politics in the early part of the nineteenth century, con- 
taining information on the contest for the presidential nomina- 
tion of John Quincy Adams, William H. Crawford, Henry Clay, 
and Andrew Jackson. 

Among the numerous correspondents are James Brown, 
United States Minister to France, Judge A. Porter, Edward 
Everett, Matthew S. Quay, R. W. Stoddard, William Shaler, 
Henry D. Gilpin, Nicholas Biddle, John H. Johnston, and 
others. Some of the topics and issues discussed in these papers 
are: the Antimasonic movement, the recharter of the United 
States Bank, Judge Peck's impeachment, French spoliation 
claims, tariff, sugar, expansion of territory, legislation before 
Congress, etc. A large portion of the material relates to political 
affairs in Louisiana, the building of roads and canals, land 
claims, memorials to Congress, cotton, slavery, requests for 
governmental positions, election to office, etc. Henry Clay's 
letters, 1824-33, approx. 50, deal with his personal aspirations 
and his bitterness against Andrew Jackson; letter of Thomas 
Jefferson, 1825; Dr. John Sibley letters, 1821-32; invitation to 
a reception tendered to Marquis de Lafayette, 1824; family let- 
ters, disclosing Senator Johnston's personal affairs and financial 



transactions; there are also some personal items of William S. 
Johnston. 

325. Blathwaite Jones Docket Book, 1780-84. 1 vol. 
Docket book of a Burlington County, N.J., justice of the peace. 

326. David Jones Estate Papers, 1813, 1847-49. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Charles C. Sellers, 1935. 

Copy of David Jones' will and inventory of his estate in Darby, 
Delaware County; the volume also contains receipts and ac- 
counts of G. E. Sellers, 1847-49. 

327. David Jones Memorandum Book, 1786-1816. 1 vol. 

A collection of miscellaneous texts from the Bible from which 
the Rev. David Jones, Baptist preacher in Great Valley, Chester 
County, preached his sermons; there are also records of mar- 
riages performed by him, medicinal remedies, financial ac- 
counts, and details of his botanical experiments. 

328. Horatio Gates Jones, Sketch of the Rittenhouse Paper 

Mill, 1863. 1 vol. Presented by the estate of H. G. Jones, 

1896. 

Historical sketch of the early manufacture of paper in America, 
particularly of the Rittenhouse Paper Mill, the earliest in the 
British colonics in America, erected in Roxborough, Phila- 
delphia County, in 1690. This mill was founded by William 
Ryttenghuison, a Dutch settler, who later changed the name 
to Rittenhouse. William Bradford and Samuel Carpenter figure 
in the narrative. The paper on which the sketch was written 
was made at the Rittenhouse mill before 1699. 
Published in P.M.H.B., XX (1896), 315-333. 

329. Owen Jones Papers, 1696-1867. Approx. 1,000 items. 

The papers of the Jones family throw light on the mercantile 
and political affairs of colonial Pennsylvania and of later 
periods. There are deeds and patents to land, 1705-1809, 30 
items; a copy of a memorial presented to George III, concerning 
purchase of land from the Indians in New York and on the 
Ohio River, 1774; treasurer's book of the province of Pennsyl- 
vania, 1768-76; Owen Jones daybook, 1759-61; his waste book, 



1767-72; his ledger, 1767-73; his invoice book, 1767-74; day- 
books, 1775-76, 1783-84, 1783-90; accounts in the estate of Mary 
Howell, 1785-91; letter book, 1785-93; rent book, 1793-1824; 
invoice book, 1796-97; market book, 1786-87; geometrical prob- 
lems, surveys, 1761; Jones and Wister invoice book, 1759-62; 
their account book, 1762-69; Owen Jones, Jr., waste book for 
estate of Thomas Wharton, 1786-1807; his daybook, 1789-91; 
Owen Jones and Company invoice book, 1789-95; their day- 
book, 1793-96; letter book of Jones and Foulke, 1783-1845; 
their daybook, 1796-1819; their order book, 1789-1802; Jones 
and Wister letter book, 1759-71; Jonathan Jones receipt book, 
1796-1803; Mary Powel Potts commonplace book (poetry), 
1782; her cypher book, 1782; Robert Wharton receipt book, 
containing city, poor, and county tax receipts, 1800-1808; Robert 
Lettes Hooper journal and field book of surveys in Franklin 
Township, Albany County, 1770; Owen Jones correspondence 
with congressmen during the Civil War, giving an account of 
his military service and also a report of the skirmishes of the 
regiment of the First Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, 1861-63. 

330. Thomas Jones Piece Book, ca. 1850. 1 vol. Presented by 

R. P. Schick, 1929. 

A collection of verse by Thomas Jones. 

331. Jones and Clarke Papers, 1784-1816. Approx. 500 items. 

Letters, accounts, and other business records relating to the 
commercial enterprises of William Jones and Samuel Clarke of 
Philadelphia and Charleston, who were engaged in trade with 
the West Indies and European countries, shipping sugar, cof- 
fee, turpentine, brandy, and other commodities. The papers 
contain information on British and French spoliation, embar- 
goes, privateering, shipbuilding, finance, insurance, commodity 
prices. The correspondence includes letters, 1808-12, of Na- 
thaniel Macon, member of Congress from North Carolina, con- 
cerning congressional debates on the question of war with Eng- 
land in 1812; also letters of Commodore Thomas Truxton, 
Captain Hugh G. Campbell, Thomas Willing, Joshua Hum- 
phreys, John Binns. 

332. Edward Jordan Engravings, 1830. 1 vol. Presented by 

Mrs. Augustus W. Jordan, 1926. 



Miscellaneous engravings, reproductions of master paintings, 
cartoons, illustrations, etc., gathered by Edward Jordan. 

333. Journal of a Voyage from England, 1742. 1 vol. 

An anonymous record of life on board a sailing vessel: daily 
activities, books read, passengers. 

334. Randolph de B. Keim Papers, 1808-1912. Approx. 300 

items. 

Genealogical notes of the Keim family, 1808-1912; scrapbook, 
1885-93, contains correspondence relating to The Tariff Record, 
which Keim edited. 

335. Charles P. Keith Papers, ca. 1699-1866. Approx. 115 

items. Presented by the estate of Charles P. Keith. 

Papers of the commercial enterprises, land transactions, ad- 
ministrative affairs in which members of the Keith family were 
concerned. Among the items: letter of William Penn to Augus- 
tine Herrman; letter of John Penn, 1799; John Pringle accounts, 
1782; deeds, leases, surveys, land claims, wills, etc., 1740-1852; 
genealogical notes, 1846-1932. 

336. Johannes Kelpius Manuscript Hymns, ca. 1707-72. 1 vol. 

Presented by Samuel Pennypacker, 1900. 

Hymns with German text, by Johannes Kelpius (1663-1708), 
known as the hermit of the Wissahickon; included are hymns 
by Johann Gotfried Seelig, Bernhard Kasten, and others. 

337. Elizabeth Kendall Testimonies, 1722-65. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Dr. A. S. W. Rosenbach, 1934. 

"Testimony of Mary Bundeck concerning Elizabeth Kendall," 
tribute to 'he memory of an ardent member of the Society of 
Friends. 

338. Anthony Kennedy Papers, 1781-1827. Approx. 150 items. 

Correspondence with clients; records of land sales; bonds, re- 
ceipts, agreements, tax bills, tax receipts; stock in turnpike road 
company; land warrants, drafts, surveys, claims. Kennedy was 
a Philadelphia merchant. 

339. James Kenny, Journal to the Westward, 1758, 1761. 1 

vol. 



Journal of a Quaker trader describes his tours to the Ohio, 
Pittsburgh, Carlisle, and other places, where he carried pro- 
visions for the Indians at the behest of commissioners for Indian 
affairs; presents details of pioneer life, colonial warfare, trade in 
skins, liquor, lead, and other commodities, travel through the 
wilderness, military protection, etc. George Croghan, Israel 
Pemberton, Samuel Lightfoot, and George Allen figure in this 
narrative. 

Published in P.M.H.B., XXXVII (1913), 1-47, 152-201, 395- 
449. 

340. Kensington Register, ca. 1812, 1 vol. Purchased by the 

Library Fund. 

Copies of deeds, surveys, road records, list of property holders, 
and other items pertaining to Kensington. 

341. Keyser-Goverts Family Genealogical Notes, 1921. 1 

vol. Presented by Mrs. Walter Ross McShea. 

Genealogical records of a Bavarian and Dutch family which 
settled in Philadelphia County in 1688. 

342. Ebenezer Kinnersley Course of Experiments, 1752. 1 

vol. Presented by the descendants of Edward Shippen. 

Philosophical treatise on "the newly discovered Electrical Fire 
called Electricity," describes properties of electricity and experi- 
ments performed with it. Kinnersley was a schoolmaster in 
Philadelphia. 

343. Kirk Genealogy, ca. 1902. 2 vols. Presented by Mrs. 

Miranda S. Roberts, 1919. 

Genealogical records of the John Kirk family which emigrated 
from All Freetown, Derbyshire, Eng., to America in 1687 and 
settled in Upper Darby, Delaware County. The records were 
compiled by Miranda S. (Kirk) Roberts. 

344. Dr. Joseph Klapp Legal Papers, 1800-1826. 12 items. Pre- 

sented by Langdon Williams, 1924. 

Collection of legal papers concerning the purchase of a house by 
Dr. Joseph Klapp, prominent Philadelphia physician in the 
nineteenth century. 

345. Joseph A. Kneass Scrap Book, 1863-91. 1 vol. Presented 

by Joseph A. Kneass, 1927. 



Newspaper clippings, letters, and miscellaneous papers chiefly 
on the life of Judge Joseph Allison, president judge of the Court 
of Common Pleas, Philadelphia. 

346. Charles de Krafft Surveys and Plans, ca. 1791-1816. 1 

vol. 

Colored plats and surveys of tracts of land in Philadelphia and 
other parts of Pennsylvania, made by Charles de Krafft, sur- 
veyor and draftsman. They show names of owners, boundary 
lines, drawings of houses, sizes of properties. 

347. George Krewson Papers, 1770-1878. Approx. 500 items. 

Presented by George Krewson. 

Legal and business papers from the estates of Samuel West, 
1871, Anna West, 1858, Anthony Kennedy, 1828, Jennet Risk, 
1831; 50 letters of Abraham Kintzing, 1831-33; 30 letters of 
Tench C. Kintzing, 1832-36; approximately 150 papers relate 
to the estate of Edward Shippen Burd, 1800-1857. 

348. The Rev. M. Kunze Manuscript Sermons, 1774-76. 1 

vol. 

Sermons of M. Kunze, pastor of the Lutheran Zion Church, 
Philadelphia. In German. 

349. James Findley Peffer Lamberton Papers, 1734-86. Ap- 

prox. 200 items. 

Letters and documents of Scots-Irish settlements, Cumberland 
County. The papers give the names of the early settlers, extent 
of their lands, and include legal papers and memoranda which 
describe the conditions of frontier life. 

350. Albert Edmund Lancaster, The Song of the Sangamon, 

ca. 1890. 1 vol. Presented by Emily Lancaster, 1916. 

A poem by Albert E. Lancaster, dedicated to the memory of 
Abraham Lincoln. 

351. Lancaster County Dockets, 1743-49. 1 vol. 
Docket book of a Lancaster County justice of the peace. 

352. Lancaster County Papers, 1724-1816. Approx. 500 items. 

Purchased by The Historical Society. 



Miscellaneous papers relating to local government and eco- 
nomic affairs of Lancaster County: letters, 1733-40, of Samuel 
Blunston to the proprietors, deal with the disputes between the 
Maryland and Pennsylvania authorities, land transactions, In- 
dians on the Susquehanna, politics, legal matters, etc.; letters of 
Thomas Cookson, George Craig, William Parsons, Richard 
Peters, George Smith, and others, 1739-64; material on Conrad 
Weiser, 1756; accounts of Indian massacres, 1755; petitions, 
court records, surveys, indentures, land warrants, tax returns; 
petitions and lists of names of tavern keepers, 1766, 1769; ac- 
count of the plan of the town of York, 1749; list of books added 
to the Lancaster library, en. 1770; list of subscribers for the re- 
lief of inhabitants of Boston, Mass., 1774; military accounts and 
muster rolls, 1776; wills, estate papers, broadsides, and other 
items. The collection is contained in two volumes: "Miscel- 
laneous papers," 1724-72, and "Petitions for Lebanon," 1772- 
1816. 

353. John Langdon Papers, 1659-1824. Approx. 600 items. Pre- 

sented by Alfred E. Elwyn. 

Langdon's correspondence, documents, and commercial ac- 
counts make up this collection. Most of the letters pertain to the 
Revolution, 1777-78; his messages as governor of Massachusetts, 
and related documents, 1659-1824, are included. 

354. Joachim Langius, The Medicine of the Minds, 1703. 1 

vol. 

A religious tract on human behavior and ethics, "The Medi- 
cine of the Minds. Written by Joachim Langius, Minister of 
the ye Word of God at Berlin, Which, beginning with the Me- 
dicinal History of Wisdom, and the discovery and rejecting of 
Learned Folly, according to the Principles of true Philosophy, 
then treats The Healing of the Sick Minds, and of its Use 
when healed, for the Searching Out and Communicating of 
truth and right. Published for the sake of all such who by the 
help of Solid Learning seek- after True Wisdom. Translated 
out of Latin." The Latin original was published in three edi- 
tions: Berlin, 1704 and 1708; London, 1715. Translator's name 
is not recorded. 

355. E. H. Warder Larchfield Diary, 1832. 1 vol. Presented 

by Mrs. Trevanion Dallas. 



Journal of daily events in the life of Miss E. H. Warder Larch- 
field, Philadelphia. 

356. Henry Laurens Correspondence, 1762-80. Approx. 1,500 

items. 

Laurens* correspondence reflects American political opinion be- 
fore and during the Revolution. It contains information con- 
cerning the proceedings of the Continental Congress, Indian 
treaties, and financing the Revolution, 1774-80; letter book of 
Henry Laurens, 1762-66, is included in the collection. 

357. Colonel John Laurens Commonplace Book, 1779. 1 vol. 

Presented by Simon Gratz, 1881. 

Laurens' observations on military activities in the American 
Revolution and on the importance of defending the Carolinas 
from the British; also his account of the aid rendered by the 
French fleet in the Chesapeake and Delaware bays, under com- 
mand Of Comte de Grasse and Comte d'Estaing, preventing the 
arrival of British reinforcements and retarding British opera- 
tions. 

358. May Atherton Leach Correspondence Relating to the 

Penn Sash, 1928-30. Approx. 50 items. Presented by May 
Atherton Leach, 1933. 

Correspondence concerning the effort of The Historical Society 
of Pennsylvania to trace the ownership of "the blue sash worn 
by William Penn on the occasion of his Treaty with the In- 
dians," which M. Fassitt donated to The Historical Society in 
1919. 

359. Aaron Leaming Diaries, 1750-77. 4 vols. Presented by 

Colonel J. Granville Leach. 

The economic development of Cape May and adjacent territory 
in New Jersey is shown in these diaries of Aaron Leaming, 
1750-51, 1761, 1775, 1776. They furnish an account of land 
transactions, surveys, early settlers, military organizations, farm- 
ing, trade in timber and other commodities, acts of New Jersey 
assemblies, legal and domestic affairs; also contain lists of 
books in which Aaron Leaming was interested. 

360. Charles Lee, On MacDonald's Notes, 1798. 1 vol. 



"Remarks by Mr. Lee, Attorney General of the United States on 
the principles and reasoning contained in the notes which Mr. 
MacDonald has laid before the board of examination" relate 
to the interpretation of articles in the treaty of peace between 
Great Britain and the United States, 1794, and concern the 
value and recovery of debts. 

361. Sir George Lee Manuscripts, 1656-1753. Approx. 1,000 

items. 

Collection of opinions and interpretations of maritime laws, 
concerning the commercial rights of neutrals, seizure of vessels, 
confiscation of merchandise, prizes captured by privateers, etc.; 
depicts hazards of shipping and commerce during the period. 

362. Christian Lehman Papers, 1742-99. Approx. 200 items. 

Presented by the Lehman Estate. 

These papers consist chiefly of surveys, drafts, and plats of land 
situated in colonial Germantown and Roxborough. They show 
the names of landowners, their holdings, changes in titles; in- 
cluded are German manuscripts on astrology and bee culture, 
and items relating to Pennsylvania German political and eco- 
nomic interests. 

363. Charles Godfrey Leland Papers, 1835-1906. Approx. 

5,000 items. Presented by Henry Morris Harrison and 
John Harrison, Jr. 

The published and unpublished manuscripts of Charles G. 
Leland (1824-1903), a prominent literary figure. Among the 
items are: essays, poetry, academic studies at Princeton, 1841- 
45; travel diaries, 1845, 1847, 1856. 

Leland's interest in art education is shown in his manuscripts: 
"How to establish schools, classes or circles in the minor arts"; 
"Nature and Art Culture"; "Compendium of the Minor Arts"; 
"Eye Memory"; "Manual of Design"; "Profitable Work, Leather 
Work, Wood Carving"; "Relief Painting or Gesso, Plaster of 
Paris"; "One Hundred Profitable arts, drawings, designs, 
sketches"; and others. Among his illustrated literary works are: 
proof sheets of Meister Karl Sketch Book; Hans Breitman Bal- 
lads; the manuscripts of "Mottoes for Every Occasion," "Travels 
in Shadow Land," "Witch Ballads," "The Witchcraft of Dame 
Darrel of York," "The Dead Alive," "Dreams," "The Goths' 



Mother Goose," "German Nursery Rhymes," "Children Stories 
and Fables," "Proverbs," "Rules of Etiquette for Men About 
Town," "Slaves and Contrabands," "Flaxius on Politics," "Leg- 
ends on Birds," "Those Six Cabbages," "Sea Foam Fairies," 
"Milton and Dante," "Martin Luther," "Wayside Wanderers 
and Vagabonds," "Roman Lays and Legends"; epigrams, essays, 
poetry, narratives in German, French, and Italian; drawings 
and sketches from life of characters in Italy, Germany, France, 
and other countries; designs for book covers; playbills, ca. 1853- 
67; newspaper clippings; curiosa and mementoes. 

A large portion of the collection is comprised of Leland's 
correspondence with eminent persons of the period, and with 
his publishers: Ticknor and Fields, Sheldon and Company, R. 
Sheldon Mackenzie, 1861; Henry W. Longfellow, 1855; Madame 
Anita de Barrera, 1858; and others. 

364. Captain John Patterson Levy Memoirs, ca. 1937. Pre- 

sented by William Tumbleston, 1938. 

Typewritten copy of a memoir of John Patterson Levy (1809- 
67), Philadelphia shipbuilder and prominent Baptist, written 
by Edgar M. Levy, D.D.; genealogical material is included. The 
original manuscript is in the possession of William Tumbleston, 
Philadelphia. 

365. Ellis Lewis Papers, 1810-71. Approx. 100 items. 

Correspondence, 1810-71, including: 14 letters from James 
Buchanan, 1841-65; 6 from Chief Justice Roger B. Taney, 1845- 
60; 5 from Chancellor James Kent, 1846-47. There are also fami- 
ly papers, 1815-51, miscellaneous documents, and newspaper 
clippings. 

366. Emma Lewis Verses, 1853-54. 1 vol. Presented by Dr. C. H. 

Vinton, 1918. 

A collection of lyric and religious verse by Emma Lewis. 

367. Mrs. Howard W. Lewis Collection, 1799-1866. Approx. 

16,500 items. Presented by Mrs. Howard W. Lewis, 1939. 

This collection is comprised chiefly of business papers of early 
nineteenth century Philadelphia auctioneers: Weir and Fisher, 
1799-1809; Silas E. Weir, 1809-19; Lisle, Weir and Company, 
1819-21; Willing, Weir and Co., 1822-23; Weir, Smith and 



Lewis, 1823-26; Weir, Lewis and Company, 1827-30; John E. 
Lewis, 1811-66. Records of trade in silks, tea, rum, tobacco, 
cloth, linen, glass, etc., for disposal at auction, with details on 
commercial enterprises, markets, prices, variety of goods traded, 
supply and demand, legal requirements, etc. Included are: auc- 
tion accounts, 1799-1830, 27 boxes; correspondence, 1807-28, 25 
boxes; imported bonds, 1825-28; notes and drafts, 1809-39; bank 
checks, 1808-18; account books, bank books, blotters, ledgers, 
cashbooks, receipts, etc., 1802-66, 63 vols.; John F. Lewis papers, 
1825-66, relating to his personal and family affairs, bills, re- 
ceipts, accounts, etc.; papers relating to Scots Presbyterian 
Church, St. John English Evangelical Lutheran Church, Asso- 
ciation of Reformed Churches, 1808; papers relating to the 
Society for the Relief Association of the Poor, 1817; estate of 
Elizabeth Steele papers, 1801-27; maps of railways. 

368. John Frederick Lewis Papers, 1771-1931. Approx. 1,000 

items. Presented by Anna H. R. Baker Lewis. 

A collection of pamphlets, photostats of early historical records, 
portraits, manuscripts, and typewritten material used in writ- 
ing "The History of an Old Philadelphia Land Title, 208 S. 
4th Street." Among the items are autograph letters, 1771-96, of 
men prominent in Philadelphia affairs, genealogical notes on 
Daniel W. Coxe, John Beylard, John Bradford Wallace, and 
others, with information on Pennsylvania history. Other items 
are: Joseph H. Skelton correspondence, 1814-17, relating to 
Somerset, N.J.; notes on the art of illuminating and illustrating; 
and papers pertaining to personal and civic affairs. 

369. William A. Lewis Papers, 1760-1847. 10 items. 

Family papers, legal documents pertaining to land in Chester 
County. 

370. Licenses for Marriages, Taverns, and Pedlars, 1761-76. 

2 vols. 

Records of financial accounts of the Province of Pennsylvania, 
including records of money received for marriage, tavern, and 
pedlar licenses issued in various counties, 1763-74; lists of names 
of persons married, 1763-75; letters of marque issued, 1762-75, 
with names of vessels and their masters; notary public records 
for funds received for warrants, etc., 1767-76; forfeitures, 1767- 



75; names of licensed tavern keepers and their locations, 1769- 
76; pardons and reprieves granted, 1772-74; expense accounts 
relating to Indian affairs at Fort Pitt, 1774-75. 

371. Lightfoot Papers, 1733-1816. Approx. 2,000 items. Pre- 

sented by Thomas M. Lightfoot. 

Land warrants issued by provincial governors of Pennsylvania 
to settlers in various counties, surveys and field books, and a 
few miscellaneous items, the papers of a family of surveyors: 
survey of the boundary between Pennsylvania and Maryland, 
by Samuel Lightfoot, 1735-87; manuscript notes of a survey of 
a line from Pottsville to Shamokin, by Benjamin Lightfoot, 
1759; warrants of land and surveys, Lancaster, Chester, Berks, 
Philadelphia, and other counties, 1733-75; field book, 1734- 
1812, and receipt book of Benjamin Lightfoot, 1751; field book 
of Samuel Lightfoot, 1738-71; field books of Thomas Lightfoot, 
1784-85, 1794-1816; field book of Edward Scull, 1753-55; field 
books of Mordecai Yarnall, 1749-76, 1765-68; field book of 
Henry Vanderslice, 1771-94; field book of Andrew Lytle, 1747- 
88; field book of Benjamin Parvin, 1759-64. 

372. Benjamin Lightfoot Journals and Surveys, 1770-72. 

2 vols. Presented by Thomas M. Lightfoot, 1936. 

Photostatic copies of journals of a tour from Reading to Tank- 
hannink Creek, and of surveys of a large tract of land there, 
containing pine timber suitable for masts; topography of the 
country, Indian relations, frontier life, military posts, means of 
travel, and adventures of the trip are described. Information on 
the original manuscripts is not available. 

373. Peter Lindstrom Journal, 1691. 1 vol. 

Lindstrom's journal account of New Sweden on the Delaware, 
topography of the territory, society and economic development 
in the settlements, war with the Dutch, etc.; contains a con- 
temporary map of New Sweden. Copy, in Swedish. 

374. Lippincott Collection, 1787-1913. 702 vols. Presented by 

George Lippincott. 

The business records of Lippincott and Company, a Phila- 
delphia firm engaged in international trade in sugar, groceries, 
and other commodities. 

Among the records are: ledgers, 1797-1903; journals, 1797- 



1898; daybooks, 1797-1900; blotters, 1804-65; purchase books, 
1828-1910; merchandise books, 1826-1913; cashbooks, 1831- 
1900; sales books, 1818-1900; receipt books, 1837-1903; invoice 
books, 1816-1901; order books, 1834-99; bank deposit books, 
1866-98; letter books, 1841-99; letters, 1856-98; and other items. 

375. David Lloyd Manuscript, ca. 1683. 1 vol. Presented by 

William M. Tilghman, 1895. 

A manuscript volume of English statutes, formerly in the pos- 
session of David Lloyd, attorney general of Pennsylvania. In 
Latin. 

376. Howard W. Lloyd Genealogical Record Books, 1846- 

1901. 52 vols. 

Genealogical records relating chiefly to the Robert Lloyd fam- 
ily, Welsh settlers in Merion, Montgomery County, who came 
to Pennsylvania in 1683. Besides genealogies of the Lloyd and 
related families, and of other Welsh families in Merion, there 
are notes on the derivation and meanings of their Welsh names, 
sketches of the coats of arms, maps of sections of Wales, parish 
registers, records of births, marriages, deaths, burial places, etc. 
Included is Howard W. Lloyd's correspondence, 1891-1901, con- 
taining notes and accounts of his genealogical researches, fam- 
ily trees, and sources of information. 

377. Peter Z. Lloyd, Journal of First Session of House of 

Representatives of Pennsylvania, 1790-91. 1 vol. 

Extracts from the journal, by Peter Zachary Lloyd. 

378. Logan Business Papers, 1808-36. 23 vols. Purchased by the 

Dreer Fund. 

These records comprise: George Logan's Stenton farm diary, 
1809-13; Albanus C. Logan cashbooks, 1808-11, 1811-14; his 
Sommerville farm cashbooks, 1809-15, 1812-13, 1820-21, 1824- 
25, 1831-36; Charles F. Logan's Stenton mill daybooks, 1816-23, 
4 vols.; his ledger, 1818; his letter book, 1818-19; the Loganville 
mill journals, 1819-22, 1822-24; and the Loganville mill day- 
book, 1822-24; the book of accounts of the team hauling, 1820- 
23; Charles F. Logan's sawmill journal, 1820-23; his cashbook, 
1822-23; his daybook, 1823-25; his journal, 1823-25; copy of 
John Moland's analysis of the law. 



379. Logan Papers, 1664-1871. Approx. 12,000 items. Presented 
by members of the Logan family. 

A large and important section of this collection is composed of 
the papers of James Logan (1674-1751), scholar, secretary to 
William Penn, clerk of the Provincial Council, commissioner of 
property and receiver general for the province. These papers 
include: 2 vols, of correspondence, among which are letters 
from William Penn, and some of Logan's scholarly, scientific, 
and biographical papers, 1681-1732, 1731-53; letter books of 
James Logan, 1701-9, 1702-26; 1712-15; 1716-43; 1720-31, 1748- 
50; 9 vols, of Logan correspondence, 1700-1747; approx. 150 let- 
ters pertaining to political and business affairs, 1698-1769; 1 vol. 
of documents relating to Indian affairs, 1701-1802; 2 vols, of ar- 
chives of the Provincial Council, 1694-1755; James Logan's 
"justification" before the assembly, 1709; his receipt book, 1702- 
9; account book, 1712-19; ledger, 1720-29; and daybook, 1722- 
23. 

The large body of official papers in this collection includes: 
1 vol. of records of the court held at Upland, under Edmund 
Andros, 1676-81; extracts from the record book of the county 
court at Upland, 1676-81; 1 vol. of early Pennsylvania laws, 
1693-99; New Castle court records, 1677-82; appeals, petitions, 
and grievances presented to the provincial council, 1700-1713; 
accounts of the quitrents collected by Governor John Blackwell, 
1689, listing the names of the first settlers of Philadelphia; 
quitrents for the three lower counties, 1701-13; the receipt book 
for quitrents of Lynford Lardner, receiver-general, 1739, 1743- 
48. 

Among the Logan family papers are: 2 vols, of correspondence 
of Dr. George Logan, 1784-1820; his letter book and journal 
of a trip to England, while he was a student at the University 
of Edinburgh, 1775-79; notes from Dr. Hunter's lectures on 
the physiology of the alimentary tube (Dr. James Hutchinson 
to Logan), 1775; William Logan journal of a trip to Georgia, 
1745; a box of letters and printed pamphlets pertaining to the 
political activities of Dr. George Logan, and to his foreign mis- 
sions, 1809-22; 1 vol. of correspondence of Mrs. Deborah Logan, 
with a few miscellaneous additions, 1730-1836; an anatomy 
chart; and some literary and biographical sketches by Deborah 
Logan, 1815-27. 

The Logan Collection includes many of the papers of John 



Dickinson: 2 vols, of Dickinson family papers, 1697-1843, among 
which are documents expressing John Dickinson's opinion on 
educational, religious, and political matters; 1 vol. of his cor- 
respondence, 1764-1807; his notes of arguments on Pennsylvania 
laws, 1760; his notes on the question of the abolition of slavery; 
on religious, philosophical and administrative matters; on do- 
mestic and personal affairs, 1777-1803; Dickinson's Bible, 1740, 
with marginal notes; Jonathan Dickinson ledger, 1699-1701; 
papers from the Dickinson estate, 1664-1806; papers concerning 
Dickinson's manor and other tracts of land; Poplar Ridge 
(Stephen Pleasonton) papers, 1677-1805; Kingston-on-Hull 
(Hunn and Asa Manlove) and Town Point (Caleb Luff and 
John Wethered) papers, 1671-1803; Dickinson's records pertain- 
ing to Rixom, 1747-1807, Canterbury, Rejected Valley, Wye- 
berry, Wyefield, 1714-1802; account of repairs at Fairhill House, 
Chestnut St., Philadelphia, 1771-76; records of his land and 
house in Wilmington, Del., 1754-1800, containing an account 
of material and labor; 1 vol. relates to the land and house in 
Wilmington, 1791-1800, including records of land in Brandy- 
wine Hundred, 1664-1797, and of a house in Jones Neck 
(Gideon Emery, Thomas White), 1781-1806; 4 vols, of Dickin- 
son's miscellaneous papers, 1750-1847, relate to land and include 
demand notes, indentures, and other business records; papers 
on land in Merion, 1710-1818; Henry W. Stiegel papers, Eliza- 
beth Furnace in Elizabeth Township, Lancaster County, 1766- 
75; papers belonging to the estate of Thomas Wilson, 1763-76; 
John Moland's family, 1745-85; William Hicks, 1763-92; estate 
of Richard Hill, 1708-58; papers of Thomas Griffith's estate, 
1719-88; of Richard Harrison's estate, 1744-75; of Dr. Lloyd 
Zachary's estate, 1730-74; Thomas Fisher's ledger of the estate 
of William Logan, 1772-83; miscellaneous papers relating to the 
Norris estate, 1700-1797; Sharlow-Sweetapple (Wood-Ellis) pa- 
pers, 1682-1775; papers relating to land on Duck Creek, 1683- 
1767; Beasley's land papers, 1725-72; Friends meeting accounts, 
1707-43; a letter book of Isaac Norris, 1735-55; James Steel 
letter books, 1715-32, 1730-41; some Logan parchments, 1734- 
70; Norris parchments, 1682-1764; Dickinson parchments, 1679- 
1803; 12 boxes of Logan-Dickinson-Norris papers, 1675-1839, 
comprising 3 boxes of contracts, testimonies, agreements, etc., 
1675-1830; surveys, 1722; accounts, list of prices of commodities, 
salaries, labor costs, 1729-1836; deeds, bonds, 1675-1839; mis- 
cellaneous correspondence, 1725-1871; wills, marriage certif- 



icates, 1726-71; papers pertaining to administration of estates, 
1730-1843; and "Charles Thomson's opinion of J. Dickinson, 
and the Declaration of Independence," copied from the original 
by D. Logan, 1845. 

The Penn-Logan correspondence, 1700-1711, published in 
Memoirs, IX (1870) and X (1872); William Logan journal of a 
journey to Georgia, 1745, in P.M.H.B., XXXVI (1912), 1-6, 162- 
186; record of court at Upland, 1676-81, Memoirs, VII (1859), 
35-196. 

380. Deborah Norris Logan Diaries, 1815-39. 17 vols. Pre- 

sented by Maria Dickinson Logan, 1934. 

The diaries of Deborah Norris Logan (1761-1839), wife of 
George Logan, eminent Philadelphian, friend of Thomas Jeffer- 
son, reflect the social life of many prominent Philadelphia fami- 
lies, and political, religious, and cultural developments. Be- 
cause of Mrs. Logan's association with many of the prominent 
men of the Revolutionary and early national periods, her bio- 
graphical notes on John Adams, Samuel Adams, Joseph Bona- 
parte, Pierce Butler, John C. Calhoun, John Dickinson, Ben- 
jamin Franklin, Stephen Girard, John Hancock, Stephen Hop- 
kins, Thomas Jefferson, Henry Laurens, Joseph Reed, Roger 
Sherman, Francis Lightfoot Lee, John Randolph, Edward Rut- 
ledge, Timothy Pickering, John Penn, Thomas Penn, Richard 
Peters, Charles Thomson, General James Wilkinson, George 
Washington, etc., are particularly interesting. Other topics in- 
clude the Declaration of Independence, Revolutionary War, 
cholera and yellow fever epidemics, slavery, European condi- 
tions, Napoleonic Wars, national and local events, travel and 
transportation facilities, natural phenomena and weather con- 
ditions, Friends meetings, and literature. 
Accession note: P.M.H.B., LIX (1935), 203. 

381. James Logan Letter to Friends, 1741. 1 vol. Presented 

by Brinton Coxe. 

Copies of Logan's letter to Friends on "Their opposition in the 
Legislature to all Measures for the Defense of the Colony," 
Sept. 22, 1741; also extracts from his letters on related subjects, 
petitions, grand jury charges. 
Letter published in Collections, VI (1853), 36-41. 



382. Maria Dickinson Logan Family Papers, 1671-1890. 2 

vols, and 4 boxes. Presented by Maria Dickinson Logan. 

These miscellaneous family papers supplement the larger body 
of Logan papers (see entry 379). They include the letter book 
of Jonathan Dickinson, 1698-1701; letter book of James Logan, 
1731-32, 1741-42; letters of Mary Norris, 1786-99; biographical 
sketch of Dr. George Logan, 1821; 150 miscellaneous letters 
and pamphlets relating to religion, politics, and society in Penn- 
sylvania, 1705-1816, and including a leather-bound manuscript, 
"Observations in a Voyage of the Low Countries," 1671; 3 boxes 
of letters from men prominent in the history of Pennsylvania, 
including Benjamin Franklin and Thomas Jefferson, 1681-1890; 
document announcing the election of John Dickinson as presi- 
dent of Delaware, 1781; marriage certificate of John Dickinson 
and Mary Norris, 1770; letter from Benjamin Franklin to James 
Logan, 1748. 

383. Robert R. Logan Family Papers, 1671-1863. Approx. 

1 ,000 items. Presented by Robert R. Logan. 

Most of these papers came from the estate of John Dickinson 
(1732-1808), and pertain to religious and domestic affairs dur- 
ing the American Revolution. They include: 5 boxes of deeds 
and patents to land (some of the documents signed by William 
Penn), 1681-1844; 3 boxes of correspondence relating to family 
affairs, with comments on political and religious matters, 1671- 
1683; papers in trial of William Moore, a judge of the Court 
of Common Pleas in Chester County, for misbehavior in office, 
1757-58; Mary Dickinson's commonplace book, 1759-1763; 
Speech of the Right Honourable, the Earl of Chatham, in the 
House of Lords, 1775; Treaty of amity and commerce, and al- 
liance eventual and defensive, between his most Christian 
Majesty Louis the Sixteenth, King of France and Navarre and 
the Thirteen United States of America, 1778; 1 vol. of the Jour- 
nal of Congress, containing the treaty of peace with Great 
Britain, 1783; Pennsylvania Pocket Almanack, with marginal 
notes, 1774; Poor Will's Pocket Almanack, with marginal notes, 
1776; An Act of the General Assembly of Maryland for the 
Assessment of Property within the States, 1779; 2 copies of The 
American Universal Magazine, 1797; 2 copies of the Gazette of 
the United States, 1793; Letters of Helvetius on the President's 



Proclamation of Neutrality, 1793; By-Laws for Insurance Poli- 
cies, n.d.; writings and observations on the New Testament, by 
John Dickinson, n.d. 

384. William Summer Long Genealogy, 1895. 5 vols. Pre- 

sented by Miss Ella C. Long and Mabel C. Ewing, 1925. 

Genealogical data on the Long family and related families of 
Nantmeal Township, Chester County, Pa., and Haddonfield, 
N.J. 

385. Louis L'Orrange Receipt Book, 1797-1815. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by John Campbell, 1898. 

Receipt book of Louis L'Orrange, a Philadelphian, containing 
records of payments made by him for the purchase of com- 
modities, rent, business transactions. 

386. Lukens Family Papers, 1759-1808. 3 vols. Presented by 

Miss L. D. Ellis, 1916, and by the estate of Joseph Bor- 
ton, 1929. 

A collection of genealogical data on the Jan Luckens family, 
which emigrated* from Crefeld, Germany, to Philadelphia in 
1684, compiled by Cyrus Lukens in 1906, 1 vol.; another volume 
contains records of the Lukens-Ambler-Wilson families. In- 
cluded in this collection is a group of papers and letters, 1759- 
1808, addressed to Richard Wistar, Philadelphia, mainly Quak- 
eriana, and domestic and business matters. These papers were 
discovered in the secret drawer of a chest belonging to William 
Lukens, 1834. 

387. Luzerne County Papers, 1620-1823. 8 items. Purchased 

by The Historical Society. 

Miscellaneous items on the first settlements of Luzerne and 
adjacent counties, the disputes arising among New York, Con- 
necticut, and Pennsylvania; charters granted; Indian traders; 
Moravian missionaries; Count Zinzendorf's travels, 1742; Indian 
chiefs; formation of the counties; other items, 1793-1823, per- 
tain to land claims, road building, and local affairs. 

388. Benjamin Smith Lyman Papers, 1851-1918. Approx. 1,500 

items. 

Correspondence pertaining to natural science, geology, and 



literature; letters from Japan on Oriental culture; letters from 
Franklin Sanborn, notes on vegetarianism. 

389. Edward Lynch Memorandum Book, 1795-97. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by William John Potts, 1885. 

Memorandum book of Edward Lynch, of the firm of Lynch and 
Kennedy, Philadelphia merchants. The entries record financial 
transactions and imports of cotton and silk cloth; also such 
entries as the following: a sketch of a phenomenon observed in 
the heavens, July 25, 1796; a notice that President Washington 
will vacate his house on Market Street, Philadelphia, in March 
1797; abstract of the Stamp Act passed in Philadelphia in 
extraordinary session of Congress, 1797. 

390. Malcolm MacEuen Poetry, 1869. 1 vol. Presented by 

Mrs. Thomas H. Neilson, 1923. 

English translation of Andre Chenier's poem, "La Jeunc Cap- 
tive," and other literary compositions, by Malcolm MacEuen, 
dedicated by him to Thomas MacEuen in 1869. 

391. Brigadier General William MacPherson Papers, 1784- 

1865. Approx. 1,000 items. Presented by William Mac- 
Pherson Horner, 1916. 

Military papers and letters of General MacPherson, 1784-1827, 
most of which relate to the enforcement of the revenue laws in 
Pennsylvania, 1799; a list of officers' names, and other papers 
relating to "MacPherson's Blues," 1794-98; the minutes of a 
meeting of the Society of the Cincinnati, 1832; some of the 
papers and correspondence of Joseph Wallace, treasurer of Har- 
risburg Bridge Co.; inventories and vendue lists, 1815-51; cor- 
respondence and other papers relating to the state arsenal at 
Harrisburg, 1836-39; some personal correspondence and business 
papers of Joseph Wallace, 1788-1865; correspondence rising out 
of the Antimasonic agitation and efforts to form a new political 
party, 1831-51. 

392. James Madison Papers, ca. 1794, 1801-36. 2 vols. 

"Report of a speech delivered in the United States House of 
Representatives on Jay's Treaty by James Madison," ca. 1794, 1 
vol., his observations on the treaty making powers of the Con- 
gress. Letters, drafts of letters, etc., 1801-36, 1 vol., relate chiefly 



to Madison's personal and cultural interests: the establishment 
of a central seminary of jurisprudence, his literary criticism, 
opinion on the introduction of vine culture in the United 
States, and other subjects. 

393. James Magee Papers, 1832-52. Approx. 150 items. Pre- 

sented by Anna J. Magee. 

Papers chiefly relate to commerce and shipping. Included are 
the account book of Magee's ship Commerce, 1845; ledger book, 
1832; prices current at New Orleans; and other items of per- 
sonal and business character. 

394. William Man Music Book, 1829. 1 vol. Presented by 

John W. Jordan, 1889. 

A collection of Man's manuscript music for the pianoforte. 

395. Christopher Marshall Diaries, 1773-93. 9 vols, and 1 

package. Presented by Charles Marshall. 

Diaries of Christopher Marshall (1709-97), Philadelphia drug- 
gist, with details of events during the Revolution; also infor- 
mation on pharmacy. There are 7 vols, and one package of 
diaries and notes, 1774-93; letter book, 1773-78; "Waste Book, 
accounts with the Continental Congress," 1776. 

Four letters to Peter Miller, Ephrata, 1773-77, published in 
PM.H.B., XXVIII (1904), 71-77. See also William Duane, ed., 
Extracts from the Diary of Christopher Marshall (Albany, 1877). 

396. Samuel R. Marshall Scrap Book and Correspondence, 

1876-82. 1 vol. 

Correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, invitations, 
and miscellaneous mementoes relate to civic and political af- 
fairs in Philadelphia in which Samuel R. Marshall participated 
as a political leader in the Democratic Party. 

397. John Hill Martin Papers, 1856-78. 3 vols. Presented by 

John Hill Martin and Mrs. Edward S. Sayres, 1923. 

Journal of John Hill Martin, a prominent member of the 
Philadelphia bar, ca. 1856, with "notes on the ancestry of his 
family, which settled in Pennsylvania in 1681, and on events 
of his lifetime, military training at West Point, 1838-41, his 
resignation from the army, 1841, preparation for the bar, in- 



terest in social and cultural affairs, plays, opera, and literature. 
The narrative embraces also some data on national and local 
events such as the Mexican War, Civil War, riots in Phila- 
delphia between the Native American Party and the Catholic 
Irish. List of officials, 1878, 1 vol., contains the names of mem- 
bers of state administrations and heads of state government 
departments, compiled by Martin; mementoes of the Civil 
War, 1861-65, 1 vol., cartoons, pictures, epigrams ridiculing the 
leaders of the South. 

398. Mason and Dixon Line Papers, 1701-68. 2 vols, and 1 

folio. „ 

These papers include the original warrant of William Penn to 
Isaac Taylor and Thomas Pierson to survey the line between 
Chester County and New Castle County, 1701-5; John Watson 
journal, boundary line, Pennsylvania, Delaware and Maryland, 
1750-51; and the original manuscripts of the Mason and Dixon 
surveys, including the one which established the boundary line 
between Pennsylvania and Maryland, 1763-68. 

Extract from Mason and Dixon field book published in 
Memoirs, I (1826), 200; John Watson journal in P.M.H.B., 
XXXVIII (1914), 385-406. 

399. Samuel Mason Diary, 1827-35. 1 vol. 

Relates chiefly to his farming and domestic interests. The pages 
are interleaved in Farmers Almanac, 1823-31, Agricultural Al- 
manac, 1827, 1829, and Friends Almanac, 1831-35. 

400. Massachusetts Papers, 1774-1780. Approx. 1,600 items. 

Presented by Rev. L. M. Robinson, 1895. 

Copies of letters and documents from the Archives of the State 
of Massachusetts, relating chiefly to the Revolution: resolutions, 
orders, appointments, etc., adopted by the House of Repre- 
sentatives; details of allocation of troops, battles; accounts of 
the capture of Ticonderoga, the burning of Charleston; re- 
quests for medical supplies; letters of thanks from George 
Washington and Charles Lee; records of prisoners of war; peti- 
tions for safe conduct passes; committee of safety reports; finan- 
cial records; letters from prominent generals and political lead- 
ers. The collection is comprised of: correspondence, 1774-75, 2 
vols.; resolves, 1777-78, 2 vols.; Board of War letters, 1777-80, 
1 vol.; petitions, etc., to the General Court, 1779, 1 vol. 



401. T. Chalkley Matlack, 1912-39. 9 vols. Approx. 3,500 

pieces. Presented by T. Chalkley Matlack, 1921-39. 

Manuscripts of the works of T. Chalkley Matlack, Quaker artist 
and scholar, interested in public education in Philadelphia. 

Quakeriana: historical sketches and pictures of Friends meet- 
ing houses in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware, Maryland, 
and Virginia, and the boarding homes, schools, and burial 
grounds associated with them; also historical notes on several 
Friends meeting houses, 18 boxes; negatives of photographs, 6 
boxes. 

Literary, musical; synopses of novels, bibliographies, bio- 
graphical sketches, literary quotations, and water color sketches 
of maps, scenes, coats of arms, and characters in works of Sir 
Walter Scott, James Fenimore Cooper, and Georg Moritz 
Ebers, the Egyptian romancer; notes on the lives and works of 
160 composers of music. These materials are arranged: Cooper 
maps, 1911-13, 1 vol.; Cooper dictionary, 1914, 1 vol.; Waverly 
maps, 1912-23, 1 vol.; Ebers maps, 1919, 1 vol.; Ebers dictionary, 
1919, 1 vol.; Aeolian records, 1916-19, 1922, 4 vols. 

402. Peter McCall Papers, 1773-1879. Approx. 1,500 items. 

Presented by Gertrude McCall, 1926. 

Most of these papers are notes on lectures in legal theory and 
practice, 1854, delivered at the University of Pennsylvania, 
where McCall (1809-80) was professor of law. Collection also 
contains legal papers and correspondence, 1773-1879; patents 
and deeds, 1800-1878; trust estate books, 1829-49. 

403. McEuen, Hale, and Davidson Lands in Bradford and 

Tioga Counties, 1799-1830. 1 vol. Purchased by The 
Historical Society, 1902. 

Records of land alloted to Thomas McEuen, Thomas Hale, and 
William Davidson by an indenture of partition, May 6, 1799; 
included are drafts, entries of sales of land, names of purchasers, 
prices, locations, and a printed copy of the original title in the 
names of William Buckley, Thomas M. Willing, William David- 
son, William Wain, Henry Drinker, and Thomas Paxson. 

404. Dr. Edward McInall Correspondence, 1916-17. Approx. 

65 items. 

Letters written to Dr. Edward McInall by leading men of the 



United States during the critical period of the World War, 
reflect the intellectual climate of America at war. 

405. Thomas McKean Papers, 1759-1847. Approx. 650 items. 

Correspondence with prominent people of the time, relating to 
events of the Revolution. The papers include letters from 
George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, John Adams, Samuel 
Adams, John Laurens, Caesar Rodney, and others, 1759-1847; 
letters to McKean's wife, 1775-1806; commissions, diplomas, and 
miscellaneous documents, 1777-1802; pamphlet, Discourse of a 
Vacuum, 1752; book of poetry and songs; and McKean's charges 
to grand juries on his circuit, 1777 '-79. 

Three letters, 1813-14, published in PM.H.B., XXXIX 
(1915), 454-461. 

406. Subscription List to Memorial of Morton McMichael, 

1879. 1 vol. 

A list of citizens' names, subscribers to a fund for the erection 
of a monument to the memory of Morton McMichael, editor 
of North American. 

407. John McMillan Autobiography and Journal, 1752-76. 1 

vol. 

A copy of the autobiography and journal of the Rev. John Mc- 
Millan, founder of Jefferson College, Canonsburg, with genea- 
logical data on his family. The narrative reflects colonial life, 
McMillan's adventures as a young man, his travel through the 
province, and his studies and preachings in various Presbyterian 
communities. This copy was made from the original manuscript 
in the possession of the Rev. N. Leake, of Zelienople. 

408. Robert McPherson Papers, 1749-1856. Approx. 1,250 

items. 

The papers of Robert McPherson, sheriff and treasurer of York 
County, and of several other members of the McPherson family, 
with information on local and state politics, legislation, taxa- 
tion, commercial enterprises, land sales, law suits, and the gen- 
eral history of York and Adams counties. 

409. Mary McShane, Autograph Album, 1836-40. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. William C. Lawrence, 1922. 



Autographs with prose and verse sentiments dedicated to Mary 
McShane by her friends. 

410. Meade Collection, 1793-1896. Approx. 2,500 items. Pre- 

sented by George Meade. 

The letters of General George Gordon Meade (1815-72), to his 
wife, 1845-47, relate to political issues in the Mexican War, 
battles and campaigns of the American military forces, accounts 
of the exploits of the commanding officers, and other incidents 
of that war. The Civil War in all its aspects, military and 
political, is reflected in his later letters, 1861-72, which relate to 
Meade's leadership, plans of campaigns, strategies of the Army 
of the Potomac, accounts of the battle of Gettysburg, contro- 
versies among commanding officers, and issues before the Ameri- 
can public. 

Other items are: copies of reports to Brigadier General Lor- 
enzo Thomas, 1863; field reports relating to the battle of Gettys- 
burg, 1863; list of casualties, 1863; minutes of council held at 
Gettysburg, July 2, 1863; official dispatches, 1864; official letters, 
1835-65, relate to Meade's assignments, duties as a topographical 
engineer, and include his surveys in Florida, Texas, Mexican 
territory, and other places; letters, 1861-68, describe his efforts 
to gain promotion in the army; a group of miscellaneous letters 
of Meade and other commanding officers addressed to Mrs. 
Meade; official letters to and from Meade, 1863-81; Meade's 
military commissions, certificates of membership in societies, 
tributes, etc., 1836-71; official war maps of the Army of the 
Potomac and Southern States, 1861-65; surveys, accounts of 
reconnaissances, astronomical observations, maps of Mexico, In- 
dian territories, Texas, coastal surveys, lake surveys, etc., 1793- 
1881; letters of condolence relating to Meade's sickness and 
death, 1872. 

Colonel George Meade's papers include: letters relating to 
Meade and Gettysburg, 1870-96; "Life of General Meade," 1815- 
72, manuscript of George Meade; letters of condolence, visting 
cards, newspaper clippings concerning the death of Colonel 
George Meade, 1897. 

411. Journal of the Town Laid Out by David Meed at Cus- 

sewaga, 1793-98. 1 vol. Purchased by the Dreer Fund, 
1938. 

Record of land transactions at Cussawago, lots sold, and names 



of purchasers. Includes ledger accounts of David Meed's [Mead] 
trade in beef, flour, furs, and other commodities. 
Accession note: P.M.H.B., LXII (1938), 431. 

412. Memorial of Commerce Between the United States 

and France, 1783. 1 vol. Presented by Wilson King, 
1880. 

"Memoire sur le commerce entre la France et les Etats Unis," a 
treatise on economic conditions and international trade, advo- 
cating closer commercial relations between the United States 
and France. In French. 

413. A Brief Narrative of the Adventures of John Menzies, 

1839. 1 vol. Presented by R. Ball Dodson, 1931. 

Menzies* narrative of the adventures of his youth in Scotland, 
his experiences as a sailor, and travel to Portugal, Africa, China, 
and other places, 1793-94, written in Philadelphia, 1831. The 
volume includes a diary of a trip from Philadelphia to Scot- 
land; also Scottish verse. 

414. Cyrus L. Merriam Biographical Sketches and Photo- 

graphs, 1937. 1 vol. Presented by Cyrus L. Merriam. 

Autobiographical sketches and photographs of miniature paint- 
ings of members of the Macpherson family and related fami- 
lies. 

415. Estate of Richard Merrian Ledger, 1774-95. 1 vol. 

Accounts in the liquidation of the Richard Merrian estate, 
Philadelphia: payments made, sale of certificates, and other 
transactions are recorded. 

416. Oscar R. Meyers Legal Papers, 1865-1905. Approx. 500 

items. Presented by Josephine V. Meyers. 

Collection of legal papers pertaining to real estate, settlement 
of estates. 

417. Mickle-Nichol Papers, 1766-1817. 10 items. Presented by 

Caroline Marshall Nichol and James Hitchcock Nichol. 

Family papers, including the Bible of Sophia Brown Mickle, 
1766; marriage certificate of Samuel Mickle and Ann Lord, 
1775; marriage certificate of Richard Rawson Hitchcock and 
Mary Stead, 1817; and other items. 



418. Middleton Manuscripts, 1903-09. 1 vol. Approx. 100 

items. Presented by the executors of the estate of Arthur 
H. Middleton, 1910. 

Genealogical data, letters, copies of records, and charts pertain- 
ing to the family of Arthur H. Middleton, manufacturer of 
machinery and supplies in Philadelphia. 

419. Mifflin Genealogy Notes, ca. 1904. 1 vol. Presented by 

Frank L. Neall, 1913. 

Biographical data on the John Mifflin family which came to 
America from England and settled east of the Schuylkill, near 
.Philadelphia, ca. 1676-79. 

420. Lemuel Mifflin Papers, 1784-1837. Approx. 50 items. 

Accounts of settlement of the estate of Lemuel Mifflin; copy of 
his will, 1824; tax receipts; and miscellaneous related items. 

421. Thomas Mifflin School Book, 1759. 1 vol. 

"Abridgment of Metaphysics," manuscript school book used by 
Thomas Mifflin (1744-1800), contains essays on "Mente Huma- 
na," "Ontology," "Of God and His Perfections." 

422. George K. Miles Papers, 1775-1910. Approx. 250 items. 

Presented by Sarah E. Miles, 1927. 

Genealogical papers and notes concerning the Miles family 
and related families, 1775-1910. 

423. Francis A. Milliman School Books, 1833-35. 8 vols. Pre- 

sented by Mary E. W. Milliman, 1933. 

Educational methods used in Philadelphia are reflected in these 
lessons in arithmetic, penmanship, English composition, etc.; 
one of the arithmetic books contains a daybook account, illus- 
trating bookkeeping methods. 

424. Dr. Charles K. Mills Papers, 1864-1931. Approx. 4,000 

items. Presented by Mrs. Andrew Weisenburg. 

Scrap books of Dr. Charles K. Mills, containing his correspond- 
ence, lectures, pamphlets, programs, invitations to professional 
and social affairs. They present a view of the progress of medical 
science, treatment of insanity, and other diseases, institutional 
work, and contain information on many men in the medical 
profession. 



425. Miscellaneous Collection of the Historical Society 
of Pennsylvania, 1661-1931. Approx. 7,500 items. Pre- 
sented by various persons. 

Most of these papers relate to the political and military history 
of the colonial period. The collection includes: military ac- 
counts, payrolls, etc., of Virginia, 1729-98, pertaining to pro- 
tection of the frontier; accounts of the paymaster general of the 
Pennsylvania Militia in the Whiskey Insurrection, 1794-95; 
acts of the Jamaica Assembly relating to prisoners of war, 1706; 
affidavits and courts-martial, 1778-1805; Alabama letters, 1870- 
85; apprenticeship indentures, 1677-1849; arbitrations and par- 
titions in land cases, 1700-1809; Board of War papers, 1775-79; 
records of boats and cargoes, 1682-1838; British depredations, 
1778-83; boundary disputes between Pennsylvania and Mary- 
land, 1736; military certificates and discharges, 1776-1817; Civil 
War, Pennsylvania volunteers, 1862-68; Clarke and Lockry ex- 
pedition papers (photostat copies), 1781; Council of Safety 
papers, 1775-78; county petitions, 1736-1848; papers relating to 
petitions concerning church affairs, 1727-1930; colleges and 
schools, 1807-1927; colonial wars, 1745-63; deeds and letters 
patent, 1691-1891; Doylestown stageway bills, 1848; miscellan- 
eous estimates, bills of goods, importations, accounts, 1690-1856; 
Federal Congress papers, 1789-1811; muster rolls of French 
officers who served in the Revolution, 1778-83; account of Fries' 
insurrection, written 1839; George Croghan, petitions concern- 
ing western boundary of Pennsylvania and Indian affairs, 1749; 
Georgia, New York, and Virginia Assembly papers, 1698-1759; 
Harrisburg Bridge Company, 1813; Indian affairs papers, con- 
cerning land, trade, and legal matters, 1661-1930; intercepted 
letters, Revolution, 1775-80; legal papers pertaining to land 
transactions, servants, etc., 1678-1931; letters pertaining to 
Revolutionary activities, 1774-1814; miscellaneous list of names, 
1682-1864; list of surveys, 1692; Mexican War items, 1848; 
muster rolls, 1757, 1863; naturalization certificates, 1724-1917; 
act of New Jersey Assembly, 1777; oaths of allegiance and re- 
cruiting papers, 1776-82; Old Congress, 1777-87; Palatines and 
redemptioners, 1768-1803, containing passenger lists of immi- 
grants and their bonds; paroles and prisoners, 1776-81; passes 
and passports, 1776-1908; payrolls, pertaining to the Revolution, 
1776-98; Provincial Council of Pennsylvania, 1688-1769; procla- 
mations, 1686-1816, including one signed by William Penn, 
1686; Philadelphia poor records, 1750-67; property returns, 



1798; tavern petitions and licenses, 1773-1872; papers relating 
to the War of 1812, 1807-12; papers relating to railroads, 1818- 
1902; yellow fever epidemic records, 1793; and numerous other 
items. 

426. John Mitchell Papers, 1812-14. Approx. 100 items. Pre- 

sented by Ida C. Wilcox. 

These papers contain letters and other documents addressed to 
Mitchell, agent for American prisoners of war at Halifax, Nova 
Scotia, from American seamen captured by the British in the 
War of 1812. 

427. James Monroe Bank Book, 1812-18. 1 vol. Presented by 

Ferdinand J. Dreer, 1878. 

James Monroe's account with the Bank of Columbia, showing 
cash deposits, discounts of notes, balances. 

428. Thomas H. Montgomery Biographical Notes, ca. 1881. 

2 vols, and 1 package. 

A collection of biographical notes, data on the Thomas H. 
Montgomery family and related families of Maryland: "My 
Mother's Maryland Ancestry and Kindred," 2 vols.; "Heath 
Family and Supplementary Note," 1 package. 

429. John Moore, Commission of Attorney General, 1 

folder. 1701, 

Original parchment commission of Moore's appointment as 
attorney general of Pennsylvania, 1701, signed by William Penn. 

430. The Rev. John Moore of Newton, Long Island, 1903, 

2 vols. 

A collection of biographical notes, pictures of landmarks, and 
newspaper clippings compiled by James W. Moore, Lafayette 
College, 1903, tracing the origin and history of the family of the 
Rev. John Moore; printed General Index containing names of 
families. 

See James W. Moore, Reverend John Moore of Newton, Long 
Island, and Some of His Descendants (Easton, 1903). 

431. Dr. John Morgan Journals, 1764, 1781-84. 2 vols. Pur- 

chased by the Library Fund. 



The journal for 1764 is a copy made by George Appold in 
1847, from the original manuscript in the possession of James 
B. Morgan, Pittsburgh. It is a narrative by Dr. John Morgan, 
surgeon general in the Revolutionary Army in 1776, of his tour 
from Rome to London in 1764, with details on important per- 
sons he met, his visit to Voltaire, universities and academies of 
learning, palaces, cities, travel, and social life in Europe. The 
journal for 1781-84 contains Dr. Morgan's accounts of his pro- 
fessional activities, services rendered and medical supplies sold 
to his patients, with data on eighteenth-century pharmacology. 
This volume includes a list of members of the American Philo- 
sophical Society. 

Extracts from journal, 1764, published in P.M.H.B., X (1886), 
43-50. 

432. Deborah Morris Account Book, 1759-86. 1 vol. Presented 

by S. Davis Wilson. 

Account book of Deborah Morris, relates to Sarah Powell's 
board, clothing, and schooling expenses, 1759-69; included are 
Deborah Morris' accounts as executrix of the estate of John 
Morris Potts, 1782-86. 
Accession note: P.M.H.B., LXI (1937), 491. 

433. Greek Address to Edward Joy Morris, 1870. 1 folder. 

An address in Greek bearing the signatures of many prominent 
persons, and a letter in French, to Edward Joy Morris, United 
States minister to Turkey, expressing sentiments of gratitude 
for his humanitarian activity in behalf of the Greek nation. 

434. Effingham B. Morris Photographs, 1933. Approx. 50 

items. Presented by Effingham B. Morris. 

A collection of photographs of the Morris House, 225 South 8th 
Street, Philadelphia, built in 1787, the residence of six genera- 
tions of the Morris family; included are pictures of original 
furniture and furnishings. 

435. Henry Morris Letter Book, Day Books, and Cash 

Book, 1822-25. 4 vols. Presented by Harrold E. Gilling- 
ham and others. 

Letter book, 1822-25, correspondence of Henry Morris and 
Stephen P. Morris with clients, relates to the manufacture of 
iron and brass forgings, coal shipments, etc.; cashbook, 1823, 



his expense account and journal (in Spanish) of a trip to Spain; 
daybooks, 1825-26, 2 vols., relate to the manufacture of um- 
brella frames. 

436. Isaac P. and Levi Morris Papers, 1836-45. Approx. 250 

items. Presented by C. S. Brigham. 

Correspondence, orders, bills, receipts, etc., of Levi Morris' iron 
and casting business. 

437. Robert Morris Business Papers, 1769-1836. Approx. 250 

items. The bill book was presented by William S. Lewis, 
1883; the journals, ledger, and waste books, by George W. 
Childs, 1875; other items, by Charles Henry Hart, 1915. 

These papers relate chiefly to Morris' large scale speculation 
in western lands. They include: bill book, 1795-98; journals, 
1791-1801; ledger, 1794-1801; waste books, 1792-97, 1794-1801; 
correspondence, agreements, and notes, 17G9-1803; abstract, "In 
the Case of Robert Morris a bankrupt, extract from the exam- 
ination before the commission, 1790-1798"; abstract of a deed 
to land in Northumberland County, executed between Robert 
Morri.s and Charles Maurice de Talleyrand-Perigord, 1796; and 
miscellaneous correspondence, accounts, bonds, etc., of John 
Nixon and others, 1791-1836. 

438. Samuel Morris Ledger, Receipt Book, and Accounts, 

1740-1811. 3 vols. Presented by Alfred Cope, 1925, and 
others. 

Miscellaneous business records of Samuel Morris, a prominent 
Philadelphian: ledger, 1740-65, contains farm and trading ac- 
counts; receipt book, 1806-7, includes ledger accounts of Sam- 
uel Morris as executor of the estate of Israel Morris, Jr., 1806- 
11; Effingham Lawrence in account with Samuel Morris, 1788- 
99, 1 vol., relates to Pennsylvania Loan Office certificates de- 
posited as collateral by Charles and Andrew Pettit. 

439. Samuel B. Morris Diaries and Bank Checking Accounts, 

1845-68. 4 vols. Purchased by the Charles Morton Smith 
Fund. 

Morris' diary, 1845, describes a trip from Flat Rock Bridge to 
Towanda; diaries 1849-51, 2 vols., contain his farm and domestic 
expense accounts; checkbook stubs, 1864-68, drawn on the 



Bank of Germantown, show his business and private financial 
transactions. 

440. Susanna Morris Travels, 1729-54. 1 vol. Presented by 
Mrs. William H. Nicholson. 

"An account of the travels of Susanna Morris," journal of a 
Quaker traveler in the American colonies; describes dangers 
encountered and shipwreck; Friends meetings visited in Vir- 
ginia, the Carolinas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Great 
Britain, Ireland, and The Netherlands. 

441. Colonel John S. Muckle Papers, 1898-1915. Approx. 

4,000 items. Presented by John S. Muckle. 

The papers of Muckle, commander of the state naval forces of 
Pennsylvania: 5 vols., 1898-1905, deal with the Pennsylvania 
State Naval Militia and contain Muckle's correspondence on 
the organization and discipline of the naval and military forces, 
annual reports, records of equipment, ordnance, inspection of 
vessels, etc., with information on activities during the Spanish- 
American War; 4 vols., 1907-15, contain correspondence and 
papers of the Pennsylvania Red Cross Society (of which Muckle 
was president) which relate to activities of the Society in com- 
bating tuberculosis and other diseases, and include data on its 
personnel, and rules for the enrollment of volunteers and paid 
nurses. 

442. Mark Richards Muckle Collection, 1915. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by John S. Muckle. 

Obituary notices, letters of condolence, visiting cards, and testi- 
monials of several organizations to the memory of Mark Rich- 
ards Muckle (d. 1915), a prominent citizen of Philadelphia. 

443. Henry E. Muhlenberg Botanical Papers, 1781-1815. 

Approx. 400 items. 

The correspondence of a prominent clergyman and botanist, 
relating chiefly to herbs and plants. 

444. Chapters from Life of John Murray, 1899. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by the Rev. Thomas Butler, 1929. 

Manuscript of the Rev. Thomas Butler, used by him in his 
illustrated lectures on the life of John Murray, father of Uni- 



versalism in America. Thomas Potter's home and church on 
the shores of New Jersey and Murray's first preaching there in 
1770 are described. There is a full account of Murray's mis- 
sionary work and travel through the colonies. . 

445. Muster Books of the United States Flotilla, 1813-15. 

2 vols. 

Muster roll and enlistment records of personnel of the Chesa- 
peake Flotilla, United States Navy. 

446. Leonard Myers Collections, 1854-1905. Approx. 150 

items. Presented by George de B. Myers, 1921. 

Chiefly letters to Leonard Myers (member of Congress from 
Philadelphia, 1863-75) from Presidents, senators, representa- 
tives, cabinet members, officers in the army and navy, and 
prominent citizens, on legislative matters, politics, appoint- 
ments to offices, military and personal affairs. Included are two 
vols., of autographs of members of Congress, 1865-75, gathered 
by Leonard Myers during his term as a representative in Wash- 
ington, D.C. 

Accession note: P.M.H.B., LIX (1935), 206. 

447. Frank B. Nead Documents, 1663-1866. Approx. 135 items. 

Purchased by the Henry D. Gilpin Fund. 

Autograph letters and documents pertaining primarily to Penn- 
sylvania colonial history; patent of land on the Delaware 
granted to Erick Nichelsen by Governor Richard Nicholls, 1663; 
original deed from Indian chiefs to William Penn for a por- 
tion of land in Pennsylvania, 1683; letter of instruction relating 
to legal and provincial matters, signed by William Penn, 1700; 
instruction to Governor Patrick Gordon concerning duties on 
English importation, signed by George II, 1732; papers, 1728- 
77, relating to Indian affairs in which Robert Orme, William 
Johnson, Governor Robert H. Morris, Governor William Den- 
ny, Conrad Weiser, the Council of Safety, and others, were 
interested; petitions concerning extension of county boundary 
lines, iron industry, construction of roads, Connecticut affair, 
etc., 1728-1814; letters signed by George Washington, 1777-1783; 
certificates of enlistment, discharges, papers of the Committee of 
Safety of Pennsylvania, etc., 1775-83; plans of the Asylum 
Company and of the North American Land Company, 1795; 
letters of James Buchanan, John C. Calhoun, Alexander J. 



Dallas, General Edward Braddock, Alexander Hamilton, James 
Madison, John Nicholson, Louis Marie de Noailles, James 
Hamilton, Timothy Pickering, Edmund Randolph, Joseph 
Reed; and other items. 

448. John Neagle Commonplace Book, 1839. 1 vol. Presented 

by Charles Henry Hart. 

Notes on the art of painting by Neagle, Philadelphia portrait 
painter, describe the media and technique used by master paint- 
ers and his own experience in the mixing of colors and the use 
of oils, canvases, varnish. 

449. George Nelson Diary, 1780-81, 1790-1802. 1 vol. Pur- 

chased by The Historical Society. 

Diary of George Nelson, Philadelphia merchant: entries for 
1780-81 contain data on the Revolution, accounts of battles, 
mutiny and dissatisfaction in the Pennsylvania Line of Conti- 
nental troops, acts of Assembly and of Continental Congress, 
city affairs, trading conditions, and church activities; entries for 
1790-1802 describe Nelson's commercial enterprises, church in- 
terests. 

450. New Jersey Papers, 1664-1853. Approx. 600 items. Pur- 

chased by The Historical Society. 

Miscellaneous papers, which include patents, charters, surveys, 
laws, papers relating to property transfers and provincial 
boundaries; correspondence dealing with social and political 
matters; Burlington County materials, oaths of officials. 

Extracts from letters of Samuel Cooper and William Cox, 
1777-78, published in P.M.H.B., X (1886), 33-42. 

451. Captain John Nice Papers, 1776-1864. Approx. 100 items. 

Presented by Mrs. Mary Adelaide Jacoby and Anne C. 
Cooper, 1915. 

Military papers pertaining to the Revolutionary War; miscel- 
laneous correspondence of legal and domestic character, most 
of these papers relate to the military career of Captain Nice 
and include: muster and pay rolls of the 13th Pennsylvania 
Regiment, at Valley Forge, 1779; receipt book of noncommis- 
sioned officers and soldiers for pay and extras granted by Con- 
gress, 1778; military instructions, 1778; orderly book of Cap- 
tain Nice, 1777; diary and notes of Captain Nice, describing 



military affairs in New York and Long Island, 1776; diary of 
Captain Nice, begun at Valley Forge, June to Aug. 1778; lists 
of names of prisoners, and of enlistments, 1776. In addition 
there are some family papers including correspondence, ac- 
counts, etc., 1788-1836; and the receipt book of Levi Nice, 1819- 
63. 

Extracts from John Nice orderly book and diary, 1776-78, are 
published in P.M.H.B., XVI (1892), 359-362, 399-411. 

452. John Nicholson Letter Books, 1775-98. 7 vols. Presented 

by the estate of Hood Gilpin, 1918. 

These letter books contain copies of Nicholson's correspondence 
with prominent men pertaining to real estate, financial and 
legal matters; some of the letters relate to financial difficulties 
of John Nicholson and Robert Morris occasioned by their 
speculations in land in Washington City. 

453. Colonel John Nixon Papers, 1707-1845. Approx. 1,500 

items. 

The collection includes correspondence relating to the estate 
of Colonel Nixon, merchant and first president of the Bank of 
North America; financial papers; receipts, accounts and settle- 
ments, 1771-1845; deeds, 1707-1811; and marine insurance poli- 
cies, 1806. 

454. Norris Papers, 1742-1860. 70 vols, and 16 boxes. Presented 

by members Qf the Norris family. 

The papers of Isaac Norris (1671-1735), merchant, mayor of 
Philadelphia; Isaac Norris (1701-1766), merchant, alderman, 
speaker of the Assembly; Charles Norris (1712-1766), trustee of 
the General Loan Office of Pennsylvania. These papers include 
letter books of the two Isaac Norris', 1699-1766, 10 vols.; 
account books, 1705-61, 13 vols.; the second Isaac Norris' 
account with the estate of Thomas Griffith, 1723-66; Norris and 
Griffith papers, 1753, 1 vol.; documents relating to real estate 
in Chester and Delaware counties, 1682-1762, in Philadelphia, 
Bucks, and Berks counties, 1685-1768, in Montgomery, Lan- 
caster and Mifflin counties, 1728-89; family accounts, 1740-90, 
3 vols., and 1748-1816, 2 boxes; miscellaneous correspondence, 
1704-65, 1 vol.; family letters and other papers, 1684-1814, 2 
vols., including some of the papers of Thomas Lloyd, 1664-98, 
among which are documents relating to the controversy between 



Lloyd and the Bishops of St. Asaph, 1081; a box of deeds and 
wedding certificates, 1087-1790; architect's plan for a house; 
and some correspondence dealing with the affairs of the Penn- 
sylvania Fire Company, 1850-00. 

Among the Norris miscellany are 9 vols, of genealogical notes 
and extracts from the letter books of Isaac Norris on the Norris- 
Lloyd families; extracts from the letter books of Isaac Norris, 
1099-1734, 1 vol.; scrap book containing letters from Thomas 
Lloyd, 1012-1779; extracts of letters from Thomas Penn to 
Richard Peters, 1752-72, I vol.; papers relating to the Library 
Company of Philadelphia, 1773-1812, 1 vol.; approx. 50 
pamphlets, 1740-1804; The Examiner, Student's Gazette, 1777- 
78, Theatre Critic Universal, 1759; 3 almanacs: Bailey's, 1883, 
Poor Will's, 1834, Philadelphia, 1835; 12 school exercise books, 
1774; some mathematics problems; a box of poetry, with notes, 
1750-1835. 

Many of Charles Norris' papers preserved in this collection 
deal with the administration of the General Loan Office of 
Pennsylvania: list of subscribers to a loan, 1758; Edmund 
Wooley's account with the Province of Pennsylvania, 1750-58; 
an undated alphabetical list of the mortgages in the General 
Loan Office; list of mortgages in Chester County, 1755; undated 
list of mortgages in Philadelphia; mortgage list for Bucks 
County, 1755-50; list of payments due or discharged, 1753-58; 
an account with the Province of Pennsylvania, 1742-50; General 
Loan Office account books, 1750-08, 9 vols.; settlements of the 
General Loan Office, 1751-05, vols.; General Loan Office ac- 
counts of quota and interest money, 1751-00; General Loan 
Office entry books, 1753-57; General Loan Office records of 
orders of commissioners, soldiers' certificates, and account books, 
1755-00, 8 vols.; warrants from the commissioners to Charles 
Norris to make payments to militia and the French who re- 
mained neutral, and to discharge bills of various sorts, 1755-05, 
9 vols.; certificates, 1758-00, 8 vols.; Loan Office accounts of 
Indian charges, 1753-04, and assemblymen's wages, 1750-51; a 
box of pay vouchers issued by the commissioners of the General 
Loan Office, 1702; expense accounts of James Burd's road to the 
Ohio, and the road cutters' accounts, 1755; Charles Norris letter 
book, 1733-34; cashbook, 1748-50; cash books and account 
books, 1733-00, 18 vols., among which are the cash books of 
Joseph Sermon, 1751-59, Hugh Robert, 1747-55, and a cash 
book for 1717; Norris' receipt book, 1758-02; tax receipt book 



of C. S. Norris, 1744-47; letter book of William Griffith, 1748- 
52; cashbook of Charles Norris, Jr., 1809-12; bill of lading 
book, 1765; undated sheriff's subpoena book, notes of the 
House of Representatives, 1734-35, 1 vol.; minutes of the 
Pythonian Society, 1779; minutes of the Board of Education, 
1845-47. 

Isaac Norris journal of trip to Albany, 1745, published in 
P.M.H.B., XXVII (1903), 20-28. 

455. North Carolina Papers, 1777-1876. Approx. 300 items. 

Presented by the Lanier Bequest, 1908-18. 

The participation of North Carolina troops in the Revolution 
is described in letters of General Robert Howe, Stephen Moore, 
R. Rutherford, Allen Jones, John Armstrong, Thomas Burke, 
William Davidson, Richard Caswell, John Penn, and others, 
1777-83; and in orders of the Assembly, 1777. The letters 
discuss the resolutions of the Assembly concerning the ratifi- 
cation of the Constitution, 1787-88; the question of imposts 
by North Carolina, 1788; paper currency, 1785; treaties and 
sales of Indian lands, 1827; slavery, laws, finances, freemasonry, 
religion, local affairs, political and military appointments. 

Also included are: manuscript map of the dividing line be- 
tween Virginia and Carolina, 1728; printed copy of amendment 
to the Constitution of North Carolina and of the Declaration 
of Rights, 1788; "Orderly Book, North Carolina Line," 1777, 1 
vol.; muster roll of British troops in Charleston, S.C., 1782. 

456. Northampton County Papers, ca. 1682-1887. Approx. 

25,000 items. Presented by Jacob Fatzinger, Ethan Allan 
Weaver, John Jordan, and other persons. 

This collection deals with the founding and early settlement of 
Northampton County. It reflects the character and nationality 
of the settlers, religion, commercial and land enterprises, Indian 
warfare, and includes letters and documents of men who were 
prominent in the economic development of the county. The 
collection falls into several sections. 

Section of 83 vols.: land warrants, 1734-1887, 24 vols.; surveys, 
1705-1886, 35 vols.; deeds, 1689-1867, 4 vols.; correspondence 
1743-1804, 1 vol.; field notes of surveys, 1768-1865, 11 vols.; 
minutes of the Board of Property, 1776-79, 1 vol.; wills, ad- 
ministration accounts, 1682-1860, 1 vol.; accounts, 1775-1855, 2 
vols.; bonds and agreements, 1742-1880, 1 vol.; pleas and prose- 



cutions, 1753-1848, 1 vol.; tax list, 1816, 1 vol.; miscellaneous 
papers, relating to land transactions, municipal, legal, political 
and domestic affairs, 1706-1880, 1 vol. 

Another section contains: commissioners minutes and ac- 
counts, 1755-82, 4 vols.; provincial tax assessments, 1767-82, 3 
vols.; Northampton County assessments, 1768-93, 7 vols.; tax 
rates, 1762-89, 8 vols.; funding tax, 1789, 1 vol.; state tax, 1782, 
1 vol.; supplementary tax, 1781, 1 vol.; county treasurer's ac- 
counts, 1754-70, 1 vol.; miscellaneous assessments, 1808-15, 1 
vol.; indentures, land warrants, petitions for roads, taverns, 
creation of new townships, oaths of allegiance, indictments, 
criminal proceedings, details of Indian warfare, military de- 
fences, requests for provisions, arms, ammunition for forts and 
garrisons, letters relating to the Moravians in Bethlehem, the 
Nazareth community, etc., 1727-1858, 5 vols. Among the letters 
are those of: Edward Biddle, William Bradford, Henry Engel, 
James Hamilton, Timothy Horsfield, Robert Levers, Thomas 
Mifflin, Thomas McKean, Jacob Orndt, William Parsons, Rich- 
ard Peters, Nicholas Scull, Jonathan Sergeant, William Shippen, 
Bishop Spangenberg, Daniel Stroud, Edward Tilghman, Con- 
rad Weiser, and others. 

Section of 6 boxes: provincial tax receipts, 1776, 1 vol.; dupli- 
cates for county tax, 1770, 1 vol.; tax and assessment book, 
1779, 1 vol.; county tax, 1786, 2 vols.; duplicates of provincial 
tax, 1789, 1 vol.; duplicates of county tax, 1766, 1788, 2 vols.; 
letters and documents relating to the Revolutionary War, trans- 
portation, litigations, commerce, politics, grand jury indict- 
ments, marriage contracts, domestic affairs, etc., 1749-83; sur- 
veys, surveyors' returns to the general office, 1776-1865; tax 
lists, papers relating to the Continental Army, Connecticut 
claimants, muster rolls, bonds, legal instruments, list of con- 
stables, 1765-1859; Bethlehem materials, letters relating to the 
number of people killed by the Indians, 1755-57, Indian ac- 
counts, Quakers and their conduct at Easton, Nazareth com- 
munity affairs, drafts, bills of sale, etc., 1765-1859. 

Other papers are: surveys and deeds, 1689-1867, 4 folio vols.; 
Bethlehem and vicinity papers, 1741-1886, 2 vols., containing 
letters and documents on the settling of Bethlehem and adjacent 
areas, surveys and drafts of land, details of Indian warfare, 
military protection, means of defense of Forts Norris, Allen, 
and Hamilton; petitions for new roads and tavern licenses, con- 
stables' returns, records of prices of food; minutes of the Com- 



mittee of Observation and Inspection of Northumberland 
County, 1774-77, 1 vol., with Major Robert Traill's report of 
the proceedings of the Committee of Safety, relating to the 
execution of measures adopted by the Continental Congress; 
manuscript histories of Northampton County, by Matthew S. 
Henry, 1851, 6 vols., with notes on development of townships, 
education, religion, witchcraft, trade, Revolutionary War, In- 
dian affairs, court cases, names of taxables, assembly proceed- 
ings. 

Documents on founding of Easton published in P.M.H.B., 
XXXVIII (1914), 110-114. 

457. Northern, Interior, and Western Counties Papers, 

1744-1859. Approx. 250 items. Purchased by The His- 
torical Society. 

Miscellaneous papers concerning domestic and political affairs, 
land transactions, laws, petitions, rules and regulations, and in- 
cluding correspondence reflecting social and economic condi- 
tions. 

458. Northumberland County Papers, 1767-1899. Approx. 

7,000 items. Purchased by The Historical Society. 

Papers and documents, chiefly of Charles G. Donnel and Charles 
W. Hegins, jurists and political leaders of Sunbury, Nor- 
thumberland County: land warrants, deeds, surveys, field notes, 
etc., 1767-1859, show the subdivisions of land in townships and 
names of purchasers and settlers; agreements, mortgages, in- 
dentures, etc., relate to iron mines, coal lands, dams, canals, 
railroads, etc., 1768-1857; letters of men in politics, judiciary, 
and commercial enterprises relate to court trials, settlement of 
estates, land transactions, commercial accounts, 1793-1853; re- 
ceipts and bills for the supply of provisions of the Continental 
army and to the army in the War of 1812; names of holders 
of Continental certificates of the unfunded debt issued and re- 
deemed, 1790-93. Collection is arranged: surveys and calcula- 
tions, 1767-1899, 2 boxes; correspondence, 1793-1853, 7 boxes; 
Continental certificates, etc., 1780-1864, 1 box; miscellaneous, 
1768-1871, 4 boxes; field notes, 67 booklets, 1786-1824; deeds, 
1774-1859, 3 boxes; legal cases, 1794-1864, 3 boxes; commissary 
papers, 1809-20, 1 box; canals, railroads, coal, telegraph, etc., 
1831-58, 1 box. 
Accession note: P.M.H.B., LXI (1937), 234. 



459. Notes of Trials in Colombia, 1822. Approx. 500 pages. 

These papers relate to legal controversies in South American 
countries. Among the items are: notes of a law suit brought by 
E. W. Robinson against J. G. Williamson. United States consul 
at Caracas, Colombia from 1827-29; other t.is.s relate to ship- 
ping, moral transgressions, and other matters. 

4G0. Ellis Paxson Oberholtzer Papers, 1735-1931. Appiox. 
3,500 items. Presented by E. P. Oberholtzer. 

Correspondence and miscellaneous papers of a Philadelphia 
historian include material on: the thrift movement, establish- 
ment of school savings banks and thrift savings banks in the 
United States, 1886-1928; Historical Pageant of Philadelphia, 
1912, data on its organization, administration, finance, and 
executive committee meetings, with water color drawings of 
costumes and pageantry, posters, names of subscribers and of 
members, souvenirs, etc.; Indian Welfare in Oklahoma; Civil 
War; abolition of slavery; Temperance Union; Valley Forge 
Commission; education; motion picture censorship; League for 
Better Moving Pictures; Sesqui-Centennial Exposition, etc. A 
portion of correspondence relates to publications, essays, lec- 
tures, and biographies of Robert Morris, Jay Cooke, Salmon 
P. Chase, Charles B. Brown, and others; included in this group 
of papers are Sarah Louisa Oberholtzcr's letters, poems, and 
essays. Papers of an earlier period include: deeds of grants of 
land in Uwchlan Township, Chester County, 1735-1809; in- 
ventory of the estate of Thomas Potts, 1762; Uwchlan Society 
of Friends, notes and minutes of meetings, 1806; John and 
Paxson Vicker correspondence, 1823-44; papers relating to the 
Pickering Valley Railroad, 1869-70; and other items of social 
and political character. 

4G1. Richard O'Bryen Journal, 1789-91. 1 vol. 

The position held by the Barbary States in the Mediterranean 
and the state of their political and domestic affairs are described 
in this journal, "Remarks and Observations in Algiers," by 
Richard O'Bryen, consul general of the United States to the 
Regency of Algiers. It contains some account of the humiliat- 
ing conditions imposed upon American and European citizens, 
the Bey's haughty attitude toward foreign ambassadors and their 
agents, payment of tribute and ransom exacted for the redemp- 
tion of prisoners, and the cruel treatment of Christian slaves. 



Incidentally the conflicting interests of England, Spain, France, 
Genoa, Portugal, Russia, Turkey, and other countries are shown 
in the narrative of their diplomatic activities, wars, naval bat- 
tles, and the capture of vessels. 

462. Orr, Dunlope, and Glenholme Letter Book, 1767-69. 

1 vol. Presented by George C. Lewis, 1896. 

Commercial and shipping activities of the colonial period are 
reflected in this letter book of a Philadelphia firm. The letters, 
addressed to clients in Europe, West Indies, and the colonies, 
show business trends, commodities traded, prices, hazards of 
shipping. 

463. Joseph Oxley Journal, 1715-75. 1 vol. Presented by Mrs. 

Sally F. Lewis. 

"Joseph's Offering to his Children," an account of an English 
Quaker's travels through England, Scotland, Ireland, and the 
American colonies, 1770-72, in the service of his religion. Ox- 
ley's record of his American tour presents a picture of life and 
religion in Virginia, the Carolinas, Maryland, Pennsylvania, 
New Jersey, New York, and New England. He describes means 
of travel, accommodations, meetings attended, prominent 
Quakers he met. 

464. Anne F. Page Journal, 1839. 1 vol. Presented by Maria 

P. Ryan. 

Journal of a trip through France and Italy, describes cities 
visited, historical monuments, manners and customs of inhabi- 
tants. 

465. William Page Diary, 1808-12. 1 vol. Presented by the 

estate of William J. Potts, 1921. 

Diary of William Page, Philadelphia merchant; records family 
matters, travel, business. 

466. Daniel Parker Papers, 1800-46. Approx. 12,000 items. 

Presented by Louisa Rawle, E. R. Willing, and E. P. 
Rawle. 

A large portion of the papers is official correspondence of the 
War Department in which Daniel Parker (1782-1846) was adju- 
tant and inspector general, 1810-45. There are letters of: 



Thomas Jefferson, 1803-8; James Madison, 1808-14; James Mon- 
roe, 1811-19; Andrew Jackson, 1803-18; William Henry Harri- 
son, 1802-13; General John Armstrong, 1812-42; H. Dearborn, 
1803-19; William Eustis, 1809-22; George Izard, 1813-17; 
Thomas Johnston, 1808; Winfield Scott, 1807-21; James Wilkin- 
son, 1801-20; and others. Included are: Governor John Dayton 
to Thomas Jefferson, letters, 1801-2, concerning the landing of 
French Negroes on the southern coasts of the Union; peti- 
tions of Indian tribes to Thomas Jefferson, 1804-8; Jeffer- 
son's letters to Indian chiefs, 1805-8; Andrew Jackson letters, 
1804-18, relating to Indian depredations on the Tennessee 
River, Mobile Creek warfare, etc.; Captain Meriwether Lewis' 
report to Jefferson on western territories, 1803; letters of 
W. C. C. Claiborne and of other noted persons concerned in 
the affairs of Louisiana, the Floridas, Alabama, Georgia, Mis- 
sissippi, Kentucky, Tennessee, 1801-21; survey of the head of 
Muscle Shoals, Tennessee River, east of the Chickasaw nation, 
1818; letter of James Wilkinson to Thomas Jefferson, 1806, 
denouncing Aaron Burr as a conspirator and a traitor, and 
discussing means of defense of New Orleans; Stephen Decatur's 
reports on the condition of the Chesapeake after the battle with 
the Leopard, 1807; papers relating to war agitation, embargoes, 
and military preparedness against England, 1806-12. 

Material on the War of 1812 in the voluminous official papers, 
1812-15; letters of James Madison, James Monroe, William 
Eustis, and of commanding officers, deal with mobilization 
plans, military campaigns, movement of troops, battles, General 
William Hull's disaster at Detroit, 1812, his subsequent trial for 
treason in 1814, and other important incidents of the war. 

Official papers, 1816-41, include letters of Colonel J. J. Abert, 
John C. Calhoun, John Henry Eaton, H. Leavenworth, David 
Porter, T. Ringgold, Winfield Scott, John Tyler, and others, on 
military, administrative, political, and economic affairs, courts 
martial, claims against the government, regulations of sutlers, 
1818-20, Mexican War, Cherokee and Dakota treaties, West 
Point regulations, etc. 

Daniel Parker correspondence, 1811-45, relates to his official 
and financial activities: letters of Amos Binney, James Byers, 
William Duane, D. Gadsden, C. Irvine, W. Rawle, Parker fam- 
ily, and others. 

Additional items include: numerous pamphlets; army and 
navy registers; books on medicine; map of West Geneseo, N.Y., 



1800; view of Cincinnati, Ohio, 1807; map of a route from 
Kansas to the Pacific, 1843. 
Accession note: P.M.H.B., LIX (1939), 204. 

467. Parker-Franklin Correspondence, 1747-73. Approx. 150 

items. Presented by Sarah Cresson. 

Letter press copies of correspondence between Benjamin Frank- 
lin and James Parker, printer and later comptroller of the Post 
Office, copied by Sarah Cresson from the Franklin letter books 
in the possession of the American Philosophical Society. 

468. John Parrish Diaries, 1773-93. 3 vols. Presented by Rich- 

ard Eddy, 1882. 

Copies of three diaries which pertain to Indian customs, life, 
and habitations, with an account of "John Parrish's visit to the 
Indians at Muskingon," 1773; treaty at Newton Point, 1791; 
record of a trip to Lower Sandusky to conclude a treaty with 
the Indians, 1793. Copies by Richard Eddy, 1882; originals 
owned by Samuel Parrish, Philadelphia. 

John Parrish journal, 1773, published in P.M.H.B., XVI 
(1892), 443-448. 

469. George T. Parry Diaries, 1853-86. 13 vols. Purchased by 

the Wendell P. Bowman Fund, 1935. 

Diaries, 1853, 1857, 1861, 1864-67, 1869-70, 1879-80, 1886, of 
George T. Parry, Philadelphia engineer, contain his narrative of 
daily events, family affairs, and his professional and business 
activities. 

470. William Parsons Papers, 1723-51, 7 vols. Presented by 

Jacob Wolle, 1845. 

Miscellaneous business papers of William Parsons (d. 1757), 
shoemaker, scrivener, dyer, surveyor, sheriff, founder of Easton, 
include: ledger of accounts, 1723-26; field book of surveys, 1734- 
36; list of property owners and the surveys of their land; com- 
monplace book, 1741-47; receipt books, 1736-37, 1738-51. 

471. Paschall Papers, 1747-1871. Approx. 100 items. Presented 

by Anne Paschall. 

Miscellaneous family papers of the Paschall and Sellers families, 
1747-1871, include: receipt book of Dr. John Paschall, 1747-76; 
account book of Thomas G. Paschall, 1811; poetry albums of 



George and Ann Sellers, 1830; family correspondence, 1813-15; 
deeds and patents to land, 1750-1871. 

472 Mary Frances Paschall Autograph Albums, 1853-61. 2 
vols. Presented by Anne Paschall. 

Bits of verse dedicated to Mary Frances Paschall by her friends. 

473. Sarah Paschall Manuscripts, 1786. 1 vol. Presented by 

the estate of John T. Morris. 

Collection of Sarah Paschall's poetry. 

474. Paschall and Hollingsworth Account Books, 1660-65, 

1711-1861. 24 vols, and approx. 100 additional items. 
Presented by Herbert Morris. 

Economic trends, trade conditions, commodity prices are shown 
in the business record books of this leading mercantile firm. 
Thomas Paschall: ledgers, 1660-65, 1711-22, 1713-66, 1718-33; 
Stephen Paschall: ledgers, 1735-44, 1737-59, 1752-76, 1758-89, 
1764-65, 1778-1800; daybooks, 1756-96, 1758-82; Paschall and 
Hollingsworth: bankbooks, 1825-30; receipt book, 1825-27; 
cash books, 1825-37, 4 vols.; blotters, 1830-39, 5 vols.; cor- 
respondence pertaining to political and domestic affairs, 1772- 
1844; Dr. Caspar Morris, receipt book, 1832-61. 
Accession note: P.M.H.B., LX (1935), 95. 

475. Francis Daniel Pastorius Manuscripts, 1683-1721, 4 vols. 

and 36 papers. Purchased by the Library Fund, and 
some items presented by Harry C. Kessler, Charles M. 
Wayne, and others. 

Papers on theological, medical, legal, philosophical subjects, 
including "Liber Intimissimus Omnium Semper Mecum," 
1697-1701, 1 vol.; "Artzney und Kunst ist all umsunst ohne 
Gottes Gunst," 1695, 1 vol.; commonplace book, 1683-1716; 
"The Great Law of Pennsylvania" including a copy of the Ger- 
mantown charter, 1693; papers relating to the Frankfort Com- 
pany, 1683-1709; marriage certificate of Henry Pastorius, 1721. 
English translation of articles of agreement of the Frankfort 
Company, 1686, published in P.M.H.B., XV (1891), 205-211. 

476. General Robert Patterson Diaries, 1835. 2 vols. Pur- 

chased by the Dreer Fund, 1934. 



These are copies of Patterson's journals of a trip from Phila- 
delphia to Iowa, Wisconsin, Kentucky, Tennessee, and other 
states. He describes historical landmarks visited, stopping places, 
means of travel, social events, dinner with President Andrew 
Jackson at the White House, scenes and topography of the 
country, etc. Included are his notes on European history, Eng- 
lish literature, and Biblical events. 

477. Robert Patterson Notes on Navigation, 1789. 1 vol. 

Presented by A. C. Vaute. 

A treatise on navigation, methods of calculating latitude and 
longitude, written by Robert Patterson, professor of mathe- 
matics in the University of Pennsylvania. 

478. William A. Patton Letters, 1899-1918. 2 vols. Presented 

by Mrs. Martha A. Patton. 

These volumes, chiefly composed of congratulatory letters, 
telegrams, and newspaper clippings, relate to William A. Pat- 
ton's service with the Pennsylvania Railroad and to his eleva- 
tion to the presidency of the New York, Philadelphia and 
Norfolk Railroad Company. 

479. Joseph M. Paul Records, 1800-1829. 3 vols. Presented by 

William John Potts. 

Business records of Joseph M. Paul, a Philadelphia merchant: 
day book, 1800-1821; letter books, 1800-1821, 1812-29; journal 
of a journey made* by him through central and western Penn- 
sylvania, 1815. In addition to business data, these records con- 
tain information on the abolition movement, road construction, 
and legal matters. 

480. John Howard Payne, Historical Account of the 

Indians in the Southern States, ca. 1835. 1 vol. 

An account of the Muscogee, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, and 
other Indian tribes living in the southern states; information 
on their origin, traditions, customs, characteristic traits, social 
and domestic life, language, government, religion, etc. This 
book was formerly in the possession of John Howard Payne. It 
was found among his effects at Tunis after his death, by the 
United States consul there, who sent it to the Department of 
State, Washington, D.C. 



481. Peale Papers 1794-1854. Approx. 250 items. Presented 

in part by members of the Peale family; some items 
purchased by The Historical Society. 

Papers of Charles Willson Peale (1741-1827), Rembrandt Peale 
(1778-1861), and Titian R. Peale (1800-1885), mainly relate to 
Peale's Museum, and include: C. W. Peale, "A walk through the 
Philadelphia Museum"; records of subscriptions for tickets in 
Peale's Museum, 1794-1833; records and memoranda of the 
Philadelphia Museum, 1803-37; minutes of the Philadelphia 
Museum, 1841-45; a rough minute book of the Philadelphia 
Museum, 1841-45; extracts of letters from C. W. Peale, 1821-23; 
copies of letters from Rembrandt Peale to his wife, 1830; corre- 
spondence of Titian R. Peale with George Ord, 1827-54; orni- 
thological journal, with a catalogue of birds, collected in United 
States Exploring Expedition by Titian R. Peale, 1843; 10 
drawings by T. R. Peale. 

Extracts from C. W. Peale letters concerning the Philadelphia 
Academy of Fine Arts, 1805-8, published in P.M.H.B., IX 
(1885), 121-133. 

482. Colonel Cromwell Pearce Biographical Memoir, 1855. 

1 vol. Presented by Gilbert Cope, 1884. 

A memoir of Colonel Cromwell Pearce, of Chester County, 
with an account of his ancestry. The volume contains a sketch 
of the distinguished services rendered by him as a colonel of 
the 16th Regiment of the United States Infantry in the War of 
1812; a detailed description of the military campaign against 
Canada, the attack on Sackets Harbor and Little York, N.Y., 
the explosion of a powder magazine causing the death of Gen- 
eral Zebulon M. Pike, sickness and lack of discipline among the 
soldiers, Commodore Isaac Chauncey's naval activities on the 
Great Lakes. 

483. Mary Pearsall Journal, 1873. 1 vol. Presented by Mrs. 

Trevanion B. Dallas, 1937. 

This journal of a trip from Philadelphia to Montreal describes 
the topography of the country, hotel accommodations, means 
of travel. 

484. Pemberton Papers, 1641-1880. Approx. 15,000 items in 

70 vols. Presented by Henry Pemberton, Jr., 1892. 



484. Papers of Phineas Pemberton (1650-1702), Israel Pemberton, Sr. 
(1695-1754), Israel Pemberton, Jr. (1715-79), James Pemberton 
(1723-1809), John Pemberton (1727-95), and their descendants, 
distinguished Quakers, prominent in the colonial affairs of 
Pennsylvania. The extensive correspondence maintained by the 
Pembertons with Friends in America, England, and other parts 
of the world, contains valuable material on the history of the 
Society of Friends. 

The major portion of the collection is arranged chrono- 
logically in 56 vols.: Papers, 1641-1702, relate chiefly to events 
during the lifetime of Phineas Pemberton, colonial social and 
economic conditions, religious intolerance and persecution, 
Quaker meetings, prominent personalities, etc. Papers, 1702-74, 
include among others letters from Richard Partridge, agent 
in England for the Pennsylvania Assembly, to Chief Justice 
Kinsey of Pennsylvania; material on England's colonial policies; 
petitions addressed to the King; a memorial and protest against 
Parliament's strangulation of the iron industry in America; 
letters on the Scottish rebellion and the Spanish and French 
wars; data on commerce and shipping, London earthquakes; 
list of Friends' monthly meetings; information on the growing 
tension between England and the colonies. Papers, 1775-83, 
record incidents of the Revolutionary period; war conditions 
in Providence, R.I.; Patrick Henry's insurrection in Williams- 
burg, Va.; the arrest of Quakers accused of disloyalty in Phila- 
delphia; orders of the General Assembly; the occupation of 
Philadelphia by Howe's troops; prevailing economic conditions; 
a group of John Fothergill letters, 1740-80, relates to political, 
social, and moral trends. Papers, 1783-1808, relate to Quaker 
monthly meetings; abolition of slavery; Indian peace measures; 
the Constitutional Assembly; presidential elections; United 
States controversies with France. 

Fourteen additional volumes, 1681-1880, contain: memoran- 
dum book, 1768-71; Pemberton receipt books, 1792-98, 1807-30; 
Thomas Parke diary of a journey from Philadelphia to London, 
1771-72; Thomas Clifford account book of cargoes at Bristol, 
1789; John Pemberton's religious essays, n.d.; essays on religion 
and politics, 1814-38; genealogical notes, 1880; commissions, 
parchment deeds, legal documents, 1656-1831, some of which 
bear the signatures of James Monroe, John Q. Adams, Andrew 
Jackson, Thomas Jefferson, Martin Van Buren; Philadelphia 
estates papers, 1684-1797, contain miscellaneous deeds, docu- 



merits, and plats; New Jersey estates papers, 1683-1803, surveys, 
plats, indentures, etc.; Chester County estates papers, 1681- 
1795, surveys, deeds; Bucks County estates papers, 1689-1700; 
Maryland estates papers, 1657-1795, land patents, correspond- 
ence, etc.; biographical sketch of James Pemberton (1727- 
1809), and one of Phineas Pemberton, by James Pemberton, 
1778; Shoemaker and Rawle letters, 1780-1821, family corre- 
spondence. 

The following are miscellaneous items contained in 3 boxes; 
letters of John Hunt to Israel Pemberton, 1758-64; miscel- 
laneous papers of Thomas Clifford, 1764-89; journals and diaries 
of John Pemberton, 1750-95; "Notes of a journey through 
Scotland with John Pemberton and David Dusat," by Thomas 
Wilkinson, 1787; Some Account of Last Journey of John Pem- 
berton to the Highland and other parts of Scotland, by Thomas 
Wilkinson, 1811, 1 vol.; A Testimony of the monthly meeting 
of Friends at Pyrmont, in Westphalia, Germany, concerning 
John Pemberton, 1798, 1 vol.; 12 Poor Will's Pocket Almanacks, 
with manuscript marginal notes, 1782-1813; Joseph Pemberton 
memorandum book, 1798-1803, 1 vol.; his receipts, rules, and 
memoranda, 1801-5, 1 vol.; An Appeal to the Society of Friends 
on the Primitive Simplicity of the Christian Principles, 1801, 
2 vols.; Early Christian Instruction in the form of a dialogue 
between Mother and Child, 1807, 1 vol.; An Epistle to the 
Members of the Religious Society of Friends, 1827; Plan of the 
Philadelphia Dispensary for the Medical Relief of the Poor, 
contains list of names of contributors, 1787; The Philadelphia 
Directory, 1800; "An Exact Copy of James Pemberton's Diary, 
1777-78"; Rebecca Warner Rawle's diary, 1813; Excerpts of 
letters, sequel to the Friendly Association, 1872, 1 vol., contain- 
ing marginal notes; Some chapters in the History of the Friendly 
Association, for Regaining and Preserving Peace with Indians, 
by Pacific Measures, by Samuel Parrish, 1877, 1 vol.; and some 
additional items. 

485. Penn Manuscripts, 1629-1834. Approx. 25,000 items. 
Many items presented by members of the Penn family 
and other persons; some portions of the collection pur- 
chased by The Historical Society. 

The papers of the Penns and their associates in the founding 
of Pennsylvania and the administration of the provincial 
government. 



485. Admiral Sir William Penn pa pers: journal of Sir William 
Perm, 1644-47, 1 vol.; letters, 1650-60, 1 vol.; Forbes collection, 
1653-1710, 2 vols.; "The Duty of the Principal Officers of his 
Majesties Navy Joyntly Considered," 1646, 1 vol.; "The Office 
of the Admiralty of England," n.d., 1 vol. 

William Penn manuscri pts: correspondence, 1654-1855, 5 
vols., includes family letters, official correspondence with Ad- 
miral William Penn, Hannah Penn, James Logan, Harbert 
Springett, Thomas Bishop Vickris, John Barclay, J. Freame, and 
others; letters to and from John, Thomas, and Richard Penn, on 
Irish immigration, books, education, epidemics; printing ac- 
count with Benjamin Franklin; drafts, naval accounts, house- 
hold accounts, land records, etc. William Penn letter books, 
1667-75, 1699-1701, 2 vols., contain conciliatory letter to his 
father; diary of a journey through Kent, Sussex, and Surrey, 
1672; narratives of his trial and committal to the Tower; letters 
to the King, Friends, governors, Lords of the Admiralty, Lords 
of Trade and Plantations, etc. Domestic and miscellaneous let- 
ters, 1682-1794, 1 vol., contains letters of William Penn to Han- 
nah Callowhill, and members of Pennsylvania Council, 1684- 
94; letters of James Logan, to William Aubrey, 1703-35. 
Penn manuscripts, 1680-1715, 1 vol., contains last will and testa- 
ment of William Penn, with codicil in his hand, 1705, 1706; orig- 
inal draft of grant of Province of Pennsylvania, with corrections 
in his hand, 1680; William Penn to Archbishop Tillotson, 1691; 
to Robert Turner, 1693; to Lord Romney, 1701; to Samuel 
Pepys, 1670; commission to William Markham, 1697; "The Case 
of William Penn," "State of efforts of Crown to regain control 
of Pennsylvania in Queen Anne's reign," "Act of Pennsylvania 
vesting proprietary estates in Commonwealth," and other items. 
Penn's letter to the Free Society of Traders, 1683, 1 vol.; Irish 
journal, 1669-70, 1 vol.; "An account of My Journey into Hol- 
land and Germany," 1677, 1 vol., includes letters to the King 
of Poland, Anna Maria de Horn (Countess of Horn), essays, 
etc.; William Penn receipt book, interest on loans, 1710-28, 1 
vol.; William and Hannah Penn journal, 1710-26, 1 vol.; Han- 
nah Penn cash book, 1712-20, 1 vol. 

Records of the pro prietar y g overnment: papers relating to 
the three lower counties, 1629-1774, 1 vol.; Penn's deeds, 1639- 
1759, 1760-1801, 2 boxes; leases and mortgages, 1670-1771, 1 vol.; 
governor's proclamations, 1670-1775, 1 vol.; county court rec- 
ords, town and county of Deale, 1681-1709, 1 vol.; autograph 



petitions, 1681-1716, and receipts for beaver skins for tenure, 
etc., 1752-80, 1 vol., contains addresses to William Penn by 
Trade Society, petition to Lord Baltimore, petitions from Berks, 
Bucks, and Chester counties in favor of proprietary govern- 
ment, etc.; Pennsylvania land grants, 1681-1806, 1 vol.; Assembly 
of Provincial Council of Pennsylvania, 1682-1874, 1 vol.; the 
laws of Pennsylvania, 1682-88, 1 vol.; Pennsylvania charters, 
Frame of Government, with revised forms, 1683-96, and marriage 
settlement and will of Thomas Penn, 1751-74, 1 vol.; official cor- 
respondence, 1683-1817, 12 vols., letters from James Logan to 
John Penn and Hannah Penn, Lord Baltimore, William Penn, 
Governor Andrew Hamilton, Isaac Norris, W. Popple, Colonel 
Benjamin Fletcher, on Pennsylvania boundaries, acts for regu- 
lating trade, efforts to make Pennsylvania a crown colony, piracy 
and smuggling, decline in public morals, copper mine beyond 
Susquehanna, Keith-Logan controversy, Indian treaties, Conrad 
Weiser's address to the Germans, factions in politics, paper 
money, yellow fever, Ohio Company, Nicholas Scull, Edward 
Shippen, George Croghan, Connecticut intrusion, battle of 
Lexington, etc.; Philadelphia land grants, Episcopal Church, 
Society of Friends, University Island in Delaware, 1684-1772, 
1 vol.; warrants and surveys, 1684-1776, 1 vol.; Connecticut 
claims, 1684-1799, 1 vol.; Planter's Speech to his Neighbors and 
Countrymen of Pennsylvania, East and West Jersey (1 vol., 
London, 1684); Indian affairs, 1687-1801, 4 vols., contain in- 
formation to Thomas Dongan, governor and vice admiral of 
New York, on invasion of Indians of the Five Nations, 1787; 
Governor Logan's speech to Sassoonan, 1731; negotiations with 
Six Nations; data on German Palatines, Conrad Weiser, Rich- 
ard Peters, Sir William Johnson, Albany Congress, Connecticut 
purchase, Delaware controversy; George Croghan's account of 
Indian affairs, 1748-49 to Braddock's defeat; maps and docu- 
ments relating to Indian Walk, etc.; Governor John Blackwell 
manuscripts, 1689-90, 1 vol.; acts of assembly, 1700-1763, 2 
vols.; Pennsylvania cash accounts, 1701-78, 1 vol.; Pennsylvania 
journals, 1701-79, 12 vols., contain accounts of lands, quit rents, 
etc.; James Logan receipt book, 1702-09, 1 vol., papers relating 
to iron, peltries, trade, etc., 1712-1817, 1 vol.; bonds and powers 
of attorney, 1714-1828, 1 vol.; "Supplementary Saunders Coates," 
1720-66, 1 vol., chiefly Thomas Penn letters to Richard Peters, 
on administrative affairs; Pennsylvania Assembly messages, 
1727-71, 1 vol.; Wyoming controversy papers, 1731-75, and Wil- 



485. liam Smith and William Moore vs. Assembly, 1758-59, 1 vol.; 
account of quitrents, 1742, 1 vol.; accounts of land in Chester 
County called "William Penn's Manor," 1747-50, \ vol.; war- 
rants to affix the great seal, 1749-75, 1 vol.; accounts, provincial 
tax for Philadelphia, 1759-68, 2 vols.; William Baker letter book 
1769-89, 1 vol.; John Mifflin letter book, 1788-1802, 1 vol.; 
receipt book (of Philip Syng), provincial tax, 1759-70, 1 vol.; 
proprietary manors and lands in Pennsylvania, n.d., 1 vol. and 

1 package. 

Penn famil y papers: Pennsylvania miscellaneous papers, Penn 
vs. Baltimore, Penn family, 1653-1834, 5 vols.; wills of Harbert 
Springett and Anthony Springett, 1682-1721, 1 vol.; letters of 
the Penn family to James Logan, 1701-30, 1 vol.; additional 
miscellaneous letters and Penn-Engert-Lewis papers, 1683-1872, 

2 vols.; letters of the Penn family, 1701-75, 1 vol.; papers relating 
to Penn family title, 1712-26, 1 vol.; "Family Deeds," 1718-87, 
1 vol., contains items relating to Hannah Penn, agreements of 
Thomas and Richard Penn, etc.; Thomas Penn private letters, 
1738-41, 1 vol.; Penn-Hamilton correspondence, 1748-70, 1 vol.; 
letters from Thomas and Richard Penn to James Hamilton; 
marriage settlement of Thomas Penn, 1751, 1 vol.; account 
book of money due Thomas Penn from T. Asheton, Joseph 
Yeates, W. Peters, Sir William Johnson, et al., 1758-69, 1 vol.; 
Penn-Justice manuscripts, 1769-1804, 1 box, relate to land 
warrants, surveys, financial accounts with the Penns, political 
and domestic affairs; John Penn's commonplace book, ca. 1785- 
87; Penn letter books, 1789-1834, 12 vols., proprietaries' corre- 
spondence relating to Pennsylvania political and domestic affairs. 

Pa pers relatin g to the boundar y disputes between the Penns 
and Lord Baltimore: Penn vs. Baltimore, 1606-1774, 8 vols.; 
New York records, 1664-79, 2 vols.; Kent County records, 1675- 
83, 1 vol. "Boundaries Pennsylvania and Maryland, 1680-1768, 
Boundaries Virginia and Pennsylvania," 1773-75, 1 vol., contains 
the answer of William Penn to Lord Baltimore, 1683; George 
Talbot to all persons on West of Delaware between Schuylkill 
and Whorekill; petition of Lord Baltimore to George II, 1753; 
letters of Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon, 1765; petition of 
all proprietors concerning southern and western boundaries, 
1775, "Lands on Delaware Bay," 1683, 1 vol.; "Controversy 
between Lord Baltimore and Penn," 1683, 1 vol.; address to 
the King from Penn about Charter, 1693, 1 vol.; accounts, 
miscellaneous, 1723-60, 1 vol.; boundaries of Delaware and 



Maryland, 1732-33, 1 vol.; report of commissioners, 1733-34, 
1 vol.; "Drafting the new bill," 1735, 1 vol.; petition, 1735, 1 
vol.; decree, 1735, 1750, 2 vols.; Lord Baltimore's answer, 1737, 
1740, 2 vols.; drafts of interrogatories, 1739, 1 vol.; depositions, 
Philadelphia, 1740, 3 vols.; "Relating to particular points in 
case," 1743, 2 vols.; brief for the plaintiff, 1747, 1 vol.; brief for 
the amended bill, 1749, 1 vol.; brief of the original bill against 
Frederick, Lord Baltimore, 1754, 1 vol.; bill of revivor, brief 
for plaintiff, 1754, 1 vol.; draft of bill of revivor, 1754, 1 vol; 
acts of assembly, 1756, 1759, 1760, 1 vol.; drafts of the agreement 
with Lord Baltimore, 1757-60, 1 vol.; bill of revivor and supple- 
mental bill, 1764, 1 vol. 

Penn-Phy sick manuscripts: land grants and surveys, 1676- 
1801, 1 vol.; extracts from patent books and list of land war- 
rants, 1 vol.; bonds, surveys, powers of attorney, 1681-1806, 3 
vols.; correspondence, 1682-1803, 2 vols.; Penn accounts, 1683- 
1770, 3 vols.; accounts of quitrents, 1701, 1 vol.; accounts, 
1701-1804, 6 vols.; extracts from ledgers and journals, 1701, 1763, 
1 vol.; returns of warrants and surveys, 1732-1804, 1 vol.; journal, 
1742-72, 1 vol.; warrants to affix the great seal, 1767-76, 1 
vol.; account books, 1769-1800, 6 vols.; letter book, 1769-1804, 
1 vol.; journal, 1779-1801, 1 vol.; and an additional box, con- 
taining warrants to affix the great seal to certificates of land 
patents, sheriff's commission, pardons, etc. 

Miscellaneous lit ig ations: Ford vs. Penn, accounts, 1672-94, 
plea of the defendants, 1682-1727, 3 vols.; Ford vs. Penn, Penn 
vs. Beranger, 1674-1716, 1 vol.; Ford vs. Penn, 1705-7, 1 vol.; 
law suits, 1713-1869, 2 vols.; Penn vs. Penn. 1722-27, 1 vol., con- 
tains bill of complaint of Hannah Penn, et al., against Aubrey 
Thomas and Gulielma Maria, his wife, answer of Springett 
Penn, interrogations, depositions, etc. 

Other items: letters of William Penn, 1681-92, copied by J. 
Francis Fisher in 1840, 1 vol.; records of Sussex County, 1681- 
1710, 1 vol.; an act of Parliament, 1697, 1 vol.; maps and 
surveys, Mason and Dixon Line, 1701-5; Eastburn map of 
Indian Walk, 1757; original warrant signed by William Penn 
ordering Isaac Taylor and Thomas Pierson to survey line 
between County of Chester and County of New Castle, 1701 ; cer- 
tificate signed by Isaac Taylor and Thomas Pierson, with map, 
"The Figure of the Circular Line Dividing between the County 
of New Castle and County of Chester, 1701"; merchants ac- 
count books (Bristol, Eng.), 1717, 3 vols.; map of part of the 



estate of William Penn in the Barony of Imokilly, 1764; pro- 
prietary manors and lands in Pennsylvania of John Penn, Jr., 
and John Penn, including approximately 40 maps, n.d.; and 
other material. 

The Penn-Logan correspondence, 1700-1711, published in 
Memoirs, IX (1870) and X (1872); other groups of Penn papers 
in Memoirs and P.M.H.B., passim. 

486. Granville Penn Book of Poems, 1808-38. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by A. L. Smith, 1834. 

A collection of poetry in the handwriting of Granville Penn 
(1761-1844); authorship has not been verified. 

487. William Penn Commemoration Papers, 1931-32. Ap- 

prox. 200 items. Presented by Harrold E. Gillingham. 

Records of the general committee of William Penn's commem- 
oration, the 250th anniversary of the founding of Pennsylvania. 
The papers include correspondence, financial reports, minutes 
of committees, programs of exercises in schools and colleges, 
lists of patriotic societies, and other matter pertaining to the 
event. 

488. Pennsylvania Counties, 1708-1882. Approx. 1,500 items. 

Purchased by The Historical Society. 

Miscellaneous papers of several Pennsylvania counties: Alle- 
gheny, 1790-1849; Armstrong, ca. 1785-1816; Bedford, 1782-94; 
Berks, 1772-95; Bucks, 1708-1863; Carbon, ca. 1789-1823; Ches- 
ter, 1729-1818; Centre, 1785-1816; Clearfield, 1785-1816; Craw- 
ford, 1772-1823; Cumberland, 1782; Delaware, 1786-1811; 
Dauphin, 1790-1813; Fayette, 1790-96; Franklin, 1788-1812; In- 
diana, 1823; Lancaster, 1743-1876; Lehigh, 1757; Lebanon, ca. 
1789-1823; Lycoming, ca. 1789; Luzerne, 1793-1823; Mifflin, 
ca. 1789-1823; Monroe, 1846; Montgomery, 1728-1882; McKean, 
ca. 1789; Perry, ca. 1789; Snyder, ca. 1789-1823; Susquehanna, ca. 
1789; Tioga, 1847; Washington, 1781-84; Wayne, 1790-1802; 
Westmoreland, 1774-1823. Among the items is a narrative by 
C. Van Horn describing the Connecticut invasion, pioneering, 
colonial warfare, and incidents during the Revolution, 1772- 
1837, in Crawford County; a history of Monroe County and of 
the Indian Walk, 1746; a history of Luzerne County, 1793-1823; 
a history of Lehigh County townships, n.d., and the journal, 
1757, of Lieutenant A. Engel, stationed at Leckley Township; 



letters and accounts of David Franks, Bernard Gratz, L. Andrew 
Levy, Joseph Simon, and others, of Lancaster, relating to provi- 
sioning of British and American soldiers and prisoners during 
the Revolution, 1777-78; taxable property, Chester County, 
1783-88; petitions to assemblies and legislatures relating to 
changes of county seats, road building, dam construction, etc.; 
indentures; surveys; court records of indictments; penal records; 
deeds and land patents; jury lists; muster rolls; and other items. 

489. Pennsylvania Population Land Company Papers, 1792- 

1834. Approx. 1,000 items. Presented by James Gibson. 

Papers of John Nicholson, president, and Tench Francis, treas- 
urer of this land company, active in Allegheny, Beaver and 
Mercer counties. Among the papers are patents for land in 
Allegheny County, signed by Governor Thomas Mifflin, 1792- 
1800; records of transfers of land by Aaron Burr to John 
Nicholson, 1795; stock transfer book, containing the names of 
Aaron Burr, James Wilson, Theophilus Casenove, Walter Stew- 
art, and others, 1794-1806; deeds to Aaron Levy, 1792-94; stock 
certificate signed by John Nicholson, and Tench Francis, 1795- 
97; stock transfers by John Nicholson, 1794-1801; a colored map 
of land owned by John Ashley, n.d.; correspondence of Enoch 
Marvin and Thomas Ashley, 1798-1825; miscellaneous accounts, 
agreements, contracts, and correspondence, 1796-1834. 

490. Papers of Pennsylvania Society for Promoting the 

Abolition of Slavery, 1748-1916. Approx. 12,000 items. 

Correspondence, legal documents, etc., 1748-1868, 11 vols., pre- 
sent data on slave trade, manumissions, colonization endeavors, 
formation of anti-slavery societies, relief of Negroes unlawfully 
held in bondage, laws, relief, etc.; William Still papers, 1852- 
1902, journal, 1852-57, letter book, 1873-74, contribute informa- 
tion on contraband, escaped slaves, the underground railway, 
efforts to improve the condition of Negroes, etc.; papers on the 
activities of abolition societies in several states, monthly meet- 
ings, conventions, memorials, petitions, appeals to state legis- 
latures, boycott of slave labor, fugitives, court trials, prisons, 
political sentiments, economic conditions, etc., 1765-1865, 10 
boxes; manumission certificates, ca. 1765-1865, approx. 6,000 
items; manumission books, 1780-95, 5 vols., 1795-1851, 4 vols.; 
indenture books, 1758-1835, 4 vols.; records committee of guard- 
ians, 1797-1802, 1 vol.; Pennsylvania Abolition Society, list of 



members, 1784-1819; minutes, 1787-1916; correspondence, 1783- 
1876; letter books, 1789-94, 1749-1809, 2 vols.; ledger accounts, 
1792-1840, 3 vols.; minutes of the committee on the African 
slave trade 1805-07, 1 vol.; minutes on the acting committee, 
1784-1837, 8 vols.; minutes American Convention, 1794-1809, 2 
vols.; electing committee, 1790-1823, 1 vol.; committee for im- 
proving conditions of free Negroes, 1790-1803, 1 vol.; census 
books of colored population of Philadelphia, ca. 1840-47, 5 vols.; 
education and employment statistics, 1849-56; Philadelphia Su- 
pervisory Committee for Recruiting Colored Regiments, 1863- 
64, 1 vol. 

On education of Negroes: records of guardian schools, 1790- 
96, 1 vol.; committee of education, 1797-1803, 1 vol.; minutes 
of committee on education, 1803-19, 1 vol.; education, 1824-39, 
2 vols.; entrance book for girls' school, 1824-38, 1 vol.; Clarkson 
School, 1819-61, 7 vols.; board of education, roll books, 1831-65, 
4 vols. 

There are other items pertaining to the history and activities 
of abolition societies, and the humanitarian influence exerted 
by the Quakers and other abolitionists. 

491. Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention Autograph 

Letters, 1837-38. Approx. 200 items. Presented by Fran- 
cis Shunk Brown and George R. Bedford. 

Autograph letters and biographical sketches of members of 
the convention that framed the Constitution of Pennsylvania 
in 1837; also autographs on visiting cards and newspaper clip- 
pings and other printed matter relating to the activities of the 
convention. 

492. Washington H. Penrose Arithmetic Books and Scrap- 

book, 1824-59. 3 vols. Presented by James H. Lord. 

Arithmetic exercise books, 2 vols., 1824-29; scrapbook, 1859, 
contains newspaper clippings of poetry. 

493. William Percy Journal and Commonplace Book, 1774- 

76. 1 vol. Purchased by The Historical Society. 

The Rev. William Percy's account of his activities in behalf of 
the religious revival, his travel and preaching in various towns 
of Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, Delaware, and his 
views on the moral influence of the Church; also aphorisms, 
epigrams, and Biblical excerpts. 



494. Samuel C. Perkins Papers, 1669-1899. 

These papers of a Philadelphia lawyer relate to real estate, 
legal business, and social matters. They include deeds and 
mortgages, 1669-1861; miscellaneous correspondence and docu- 
ments, 1869-99; correspondence of Samuel H. Perkins, relating 
to the academic and economic affairs of Girard College, Phila- 
delphia, 1847-49; "Private Docket, Naval General Court Martial, 
Navy Yard, Philadelphia, Samuel G. Perkins, Judge Advocate," 
1864; letter book of Frederick A. Packard, editor of the Ameri- 
can Sunday School Union, 1832-42. 

495. Samuel C. Perkins Letters, 1829-85. Approx. 600 items. 

Presented by Samuel C. Perkins. 

Letters from Frederick A. Packard, editor of the American 
Sunday School Union, Philadelphia. They mainly relate to 
publications, missionary work, subscriptions, church activities. 

496. Samuel H. Perkins Journals, 1818-32. 2 vols. Presented 

by A. Rogenburger. 

Journals of a Philadelphia teacher and lawyer, recount his 
travel and sojourn in Mattamuskett, N.C., in 1818, legal ap- 
prenticeship and admittance to the Philadelphia bar, his pro- 
fessional struggles, and reflect the social and religious life of 
the city. 

497. Anna M. Peters Papers, 1856-99. Approx. 50 items. 

Family papers including letters, accounts, wills, drafts, and 
surveys of land in Delaware County. 

498. Richard Peters Papers, 1697-1845. Approx. 1,500 items. 

Presented by the Peters family. 

The papers of Richard Peters (1704-76), comprise correspond- 
ence and documents, including accounts of negotiations and 
treaties with the Indians and some notes of General Timothy 
Pickering on the battle at Brandywine. They are of special in- 
terest for the colonial history of Pennsylvania because of Peters' 
official connection with the proprietary government. There 
are: minutes of council, 1756-57; letters of Thomas Penn to 
Richard Peters, 1752-72; letter book, 1737-50; Governor James 
Hamilton accounts, records of marriage licenses, public house 
permits, 1748-51; commonplace book, 1725; Richard Peters' 



drafts of Pennsylvania lands, 1795-1813; photostats of letters of 
the Rev. Richard Peters to the proprietors of Pennsylvania, 
1755-57; diaries, 1750, 1758, 1762; Episcopal license of the Rev. 
R. Peters, 1725. 

Miscellaneous Peters items published in P.M.H.B., XXIV 
(1905), 451-466. 

499. Captain Richard Peters Papers, 1687-1871. Approx. 

1,300 items. Presented by Captain Richard Peters. 

Three groups of papers of members of a prominent Pennsyl- 
vania family: 1. The Rev. Richard Peters (1704-76), pastor of 
Christ Church, Philadelphia, and secretary of the proprie- 
taries of Pennsylvania, 1749-55; 1 box, correspondence, legal 
documents, etc., deal with domestic affairs, land transactions, 
legal cases, Thomas Cookson estate, Lancaster, of which 
Peters was an executor; also some items, 1776, pertaining to 
Christ Church. 2. Judge Richard Peters (1744-1828), an eminent 
legal authority and agricultural scientist, 1772-1827, 3 boxes, 
chiefly pertain to his experiments in agricultural science, in- 
cluding professional and personal correspondence, daybooks, 
1792-1828, 9 vols.; bills and receipts, 1803-28; "City Lots," 1786- 
90; accounts with Joseph Kennedy relating to an island and 
fishery in the Schuylkill River, 1804-13; accounts with Isaiah 
Kirk for William Peters' board and clothing, 1808-19; York 
County lands (correspondence between Richard Peters and D. 
Cassat), 1816-21; Mantua Farm, 1815-49, promissory notes and 
bank checks, 1811-19. 3. Estate papers of Richard Peters (1780- 
1848), lawyer, merchant, Nancy B. Peters, executrix, on western 
lands of Pennsylvania, 1798-1871; correspondence, 1824-34; Ve- 
nango County lands, 1810-41; General Robinson estate, 1808-43; 
account with James Kay, Jr., for printing supreme court reports, 
1829-40; bankruptcy case of Peters, Campion, and Linder, 1841- 
47; land papers, 1846-62; J. W. Howe letters, 1849-53; account 
book, 1807-49; receipt book, 1812-19; Willing estate papers, 
1687-1806; Schuylkill Permanent Bridge papers, 1797-1828; 
Sarah Peters correspondence with Thomas Cowperthwaite and 
Company, 1850-53; and miscellaneous items. 

Twelve letters to Judge Richard Peters, 1793-1807, published 
in P.M.H.B., XLIV (1920), 325-342. 

500. Philadelphia Assemblies Collection, 1879-1929. Ap- 

prox. 250 items. Presented by the estate of Edward S. 
Sayres. 



The social world of Philadelphia is reflected in this collection 
of invitations, announcements, and newspaper clippings relat- 
ing to the Philadelphia Assemblies. 

501. Philadelphia Court Records, 1685-1819. 29 vols. 

Minute books and dockets of Philadelphia County courts, 
1685-86, 1706-66, 1758-76, 1765-72, 1805-8; miscellaneous Phila- 
delphia County court records, 1697-1821, 1752-98, 1800-1807, 
1816-18; criminal and vagrants docket, 1796-98; docket of a 
Philadelphia lawyer, 1721-22; John Edwards, court docket, 
1808-19. 

502. Philadelphia Minutes of the Committee of Defense, 

1814-15. 3 vols. Presented by John Goodman. 

The Committee's records relate to: fortification of the Delaware 
River approach, organization of volunteers, preparation of am- 
munition, erection of forts, floating of loans, etc., Aug. 26, 1814 
to Aug. 16, 1815. 

503. Philadelphia Surveys, 1784-1831. 35 items. Purchased by 

the Library Fund. 

A collection of petitions and surveys pertaining to the opening 
of streets in various parts of Philadelphia. 

504. Philanthropic Burial Ground Association Account 

Books, 1834-80. 2 vols. Purchased by the Library Fund. 

Treasurers accounts of the Philanthropic Burial Ground As- 
sociation, Philadelphia: records of receipts and disbursements. 

505. Edmund Physick Receipt Book, 1773-79. Presented by 

Dr. Emlen Physick, 1916. 

Accounts of funds returned by the proprietaries to settlers who 
had paid for lands that were found to have been previously 
distributed; also disbursements for services rendered in survey- 
ing, advertising, judiciary affairs, and general public expenses. 
Physick was an agent of the proprietaries of Pennsylvania. 

506. Pike Journal, 1805-6. 1 vol. 

General Zebulon Montgomery Pike's "Journal of a Military 
Expedition to the Western Territory," a detailed description 
of his expedition to trace the Mississippi to its head, with data 
on the topography of the territory, hardships encountered, life 



and adventures among numerous Indian tribes, French trading 
interests, hunting deer and elk for food, and notes on Pike's 
surveys of rivers and streams. 

507. Dr. Joseph Pilmore Sermons, 1816. 1 vol. 

Sermons delivered at St. Paul's Church, Philadelphia, by Dr. 
Joseph Pilmore; also includes his notes on the Bible. 

508. Plan for the General Government of America, 1780. 

1 vol. Presented by Samuel N. Lewis, 1907. 

A plan for the government of the American provinces, advocat- 
ing allegiance to England. Author unknown. 

509. Des Plantations de l'Amerique, 1714. 1 vol. Purchased 

by the De la Roche Fund, 1935. 

A treatise on the English settlements in America; a plan for 
their economic improvement; recommends enactments for the 
administration of their affairs. In French; author unknown. 

510. Thomas Franklin Pleasants Journals, 1814-17. 4 vols. 

Presented by Henry Pleasants, 1914. 

Journals of a Philadelphia lawyer and merchant in which pro- 
fessional activities, daily social events, travel through southern 
states, and cotton enterprises in New Orleans are described. 
Discusses military training in the War of 1812, and other events 
of the time. 

Excerpts from T. F. Pleasants' journal, 1814, published in 
P.M.H.B., XXXIX (1915), 322-336, 410-424. 

511. General August Pleasonton Diary, 1838-44. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. John T. Dohan, 1915. 

Diary of General Pleasonton, a prominent Philadelphian, des- 
scribes events of 1838, 1841, and 1844; the "Buckshot War," 
military activities in Harrisburg, abolitionists and Negro riots 
in Philadelphia, the Maine boundary controversy, incidents in 
the Canadian insurrection, Nicholas Biddle and the Bank of 
the United States, presidential elections, destruction of the 
steamer Erie, and other incidents of local and national im- 
portance. Included are accounts of Pleasonton's literary and 
musical interests, social activities, a description of a trip to 
Washington, D.C., and Alexandria, Va., a tour through West 
Point, N.Y., and other personal matters. 



512. Joel Roberts Poinsett Papers, 1785-1851. Approx. 4,250 
items. Presented by Mrs. John Julius Alston Pringle, 
1885. 

The papers of Joel Roberts Poinsett, American agent to Latin 
America and Secretary of War in the Van Buren administration. 
The manuscripts are arranged chronologically in 16 vols, of 
correspondence and 7 vols, of miscellaneous papers. 

Papers of Poinsett's education period, 1797-1809: data on his 
studies; journals of travel in America and Europe; letters of 
introduction to important persons, by J. Allen Smith, 1806; 
letters describing Poinsett's sojourn in Russia, friendship with 
Czar Alexander I, tour through the Caucasus, Caspian Sea 
region, Baku, and Persia; comments on European political af- 
fairs, and impending war between Russia and Sweden. Material 
on Poinsett's term as United States agent and consul gen- 
eral in Buenos Aires and other South American capitals, 
1810-15; data on the revolutionary movements against Spain 
and Portugal; letters from R. Smith, James Monroe, and James 
Madison, from Jos£ M. De Carrera, I. X. Elio, and other South 
American political and military leaders; also Spanish and Portu- 
guese pamphlets, broadsides, proclamations, general orders, etc. 
Papers relating chiefly to political and economic conditions in 
South Carolina, 1815-25: on factional party strife, public ques- 
tions, tariff, transportation, territorial expansion, the Greek 
issue before Congress; letters of John C. Calhoun, Edward 
Everett, William Johnson, Peter S. Du Ponceau, Commodore 
David Porter, Richard Rush, Robert Walsh, etc.; also papers on 
science and art. Letters and documents of the period during 
which Poinsett was minister plenipotentiary of the United 
States to Mexico; on Mexican politics and economic conditions, 
revolutionary movements, civil wars, the influence of free- 
masonry on national affairs, United States commercial and po- 
litical interests in Mexico, and Poinsett's treaty negotiations; 
letters of John Forsyth, Rufus King, Commodore David Porter, 
Samuel L. Southard, General Guerrero, Antonio Lopez Santa 
Anna, and Juan de Canedo, and general orders, proclamations, 
pamphlets, etc.; also a memorandum by Joel R. Poinsett to John 
Quincy Adams, 1827. Letters reflecting American politics, the 
rise of the secession movement in South Carolina, and the 
organization of the Union Party, 1830-36; letters of Andrew 
Jackson, 1830-33, relate to his toast to the Union, opposition 
to nullification, and his plans for suppressing that movement by 



armed force; papers on tariff, economic issues, Cherokees in 
Georgia; letters of Dr. Joseph Johnson, James Brown, A. Butler, 
William Drayton, Lewis Cass, Henry Rutledge, Louis McLane, 
and others; also memorials and pamphlets. Papers of Poinsett's 
war department administration, 1837-41: include material on 
plans for the reorganization of the army, fortifications, intro- 
duction of new ordnance, and administration of West Point; 
letters of General Winfield Scott relate to the defense of the 
Northwestern boundary and the Canadian controversy; Nicho- 
las Biddle papers on United States Bank affairs; Cherokee, 
Creek, Winnebago Indians; letters from Andrew Jackson on the 
Seminole War in Florida; miscellaneous letters on Texas boun- 
dary, state banks, claims against Mexico, requests for military 
and government positions, etc.; letters of Martin Van Buren, 
John C. Calhoun, Gouverneur Kemble, James Buchanan,' Levi 
Woodbury, Dennis H. Mahan, Richard Rush, James Gadsden, 
Alfred Huger, James K. Polk, John C. Fremont, Stephen W. 
Kearny, Felix Huston, J. K. Paulding, William J. Worth, Silas 
Wright, Millard Fillmore, Amos Kendall, Edward Everett, 
George Bancroft, Francis Markoe, and others; also papers re- 
lating to the promotion of science, the National Institution, 
exploring expeditions, horticulture, and historical research. Let- 
ters and documents, mainly personal, 1841-51: include comments 
on the Mexican War, secession movement, Union Party, agri- 
culture, European political conditions, and other topics; Poin- 
sett essays, drafts of speeches and letters, autobiographical notes; 
sketch of Poinsett's life by Dr. Joseph Johnson. 

513. William Pollard Letter Book, 1772-74. 1 vol. 

Letter book of a* Philadelphia merchant and shipper, contain- 
ing his copies of letters to clients in many parts of the American 
colonies, West Indies, and England. They reflect his extensive 
shipping and commercial interests, and throw light on prevail- 
ing economic conditions. 

514. Port of Philadelphia Papers, 1789-1855. Approx. 300 

items. 

Ship manifests, 1789-97; reports of alien passengers arriving 
1798; baggage entry papers, 1800-1829; record of "a cartel" of 
French citizens returning to Bordeaux, 1800; permits for im- 
portation of liquor, 1792-1805; records of importation of spool 
cotton, 1855. 



515. Port of Philadelphia Bills of Lading, 1716-72. Approx. 

350 items. 

Materials relating to merchandise shipped by William Bishop, 
Richard Poor, Oswald Peel, Thomas Riche, and others, to the 
West Indies, especially Barbadoes. 

516. Port of Philadelphia Record Books, 1796-1804. 2 vols. 

Bonds of importers to guarantee payment of custom duties, 
1796-97, 1 vol.; debenture book, containing stubs of certificates 
issued, 1804, 1 vol. 

517. W. W. Porter Papers, 1770-1880. Approx. 350 items. Pre- 

sented by W. W. Porter. 

This collection contains the papers of several members of a 
Pennsylvania family, distinguished in the Revolutionary War, 
political leadership, jurisprudence, and administrative affairs. 

Andrew Porter papers, 1773-1813, deal chiefly with land 
transactions in which he was officially and personally interested, 
in Allegheny, Mercer, Northumberland, Westmoreland and 
other Pennsylvania counties. Included among the items are 
several pertaining to his military career, 1776, 1778; astro- 
nomical observation, 1786-87; material on the Pennsylvania 
western boundary line, 1784-86. 

The correspondence, 1829-67, of David R. Porter (1788-1867), 
governor of Pennsylvania, 1839-45, includes: approx. 35 let- 
ters, 1838-67, of James Buchanan; 15 letters of Sam Houston, 
1858; copy of an address to John C. Calhoun; and other items 
relating to state and national political affairs. There are also 
papers of George B. Porter, Robert Porter, James Madison 
Porter, and other members of the Porter family, 1770-1880. 

518. Porto Rican Papers, 1806-85. Approx. 300 items. Pre- 

sented by J. Madison Taylor, 1917. 

Licenses to masters of vessels, passports, and similar legal docu- 
ments issued by the Puerto Rican government; copies of govern- 
mental rules and regulations regarding ports. 

519. Christian Frederick Post Journal, 1758. 1 vol. 

"Journey from Philadelphia to the Ohio on a Message from 
Government of Pennsylvania to the Delaware, Shawanesse and 
Mingo Indians," by Christian Frederick Post (1710-85), Mora- 



vian missionary, describes the hazards of travel through the 
wilderness, Indian hostilities and massacres, the desolate condi- 
tion of the country, conflicting French and English interests, 
peace councils held with Indian chiefs, and the military pro- 
tection afforded by posts and forts. 

520. Potts Papers, 1733-1874. Approx. 600 items. Presented 

by Mary I. Gozzaldi. 

Papers, notes, proofs, and original manuscripts gathered by Mrs. 
Thomas Potts James, and her correspondence with various 
members of the Thomas Potts family, relating to the compila- 
tion of "The Potts Memorial." 

521. Dr. Jonathan Potts Papers, 1766-80. Approx. 500 items. 

Letters, muster rolls, and other documents relating to medical 
supplies and hospital service in the Revolution; also essays on 
the controversies between England and the colonies. Dr. Potts 
(1745-81) was medical director-general of the Northern Depart- 
ment of the Revolutionary Army. 

522. Thomas Potts Genealogy, 1867. 7 booklets. 
Genealogical data on the Potts family of Pottstown, 1747-1867. 

523. William John Potts Manuscripts, 1887. 1 vol. 

Notes taken from the Pennsylvania Gazette, 1758, relate to 
scientific experiments and discussions, literary subjects, local 
social events, and affairs of general interest. 

524. Samuel Powel, Jr., Letter Books, 1724-47. 3 vols. Pur- 

chased by The Historical Society. 

Letter books of a Philadelphia merchant and shipper. 

525. Howell Powell Manuscripts, 1704-06. 1 vol. 

Excerpts from Latin and Greek histories and philosophies, as- 
tronomical calculations, and miscellaneous memoranda, written 
by a scholar at Kingsland, Herefordshire, interleaved in Merli- 
nus Liberatus: being an Almanack for the Year of our blessed 
Saviour's Incarnation, 1704, and in The London Almanack, 
1706, bound in one volume. 

526. Price Papers, 1936. 1 vol. Presented by Sarah D. Lowrie. 



Sarah D. Lowrie's biography of Eli Kirk Price, a distinguished 
citizen of Philadelphia. 

527. John Price Diary, 1831-47. 1 vol. Purchased by The His- 

torical Society. 

Farm economy, sowing, harvesting, prices, and building are re- 
corded in this diary of a Chester County farmer. 

528. Proceedings of the Tribunal of the Inquisition at Bar- 

celona, 1624. 1 vol. Presented by George Read, 1861. 

Record of judicial proceedings in the Spanish Inquisition. In 
Catalan. 

529. Robert Proud Collection, 1681-1811. 43 vols, and 4 

boxes. Purchased by The Historical Society. 

The collection includes original manuscripts of histories of 
Pennsylvania and Philadelphia, and other literary works by 
Robert Proud (1728-1813); official papers and letters gathered 
from various sources pertaining to the colonial government of 
Pennsylvania; and some of Proud's papers; "The History of 
Pennsylvania in North America from the original Institutions 
and Settlement of that Province in 1681-1742"; "The History 
of the orginal Institution and Settlement of the Province of 
Pennsylvania in North America under the First Proprietor, and 
Governor William Penn, between 1760-1770"; "The History of 
Pennsylvania, 1680-1708"; "A View of the Province of Penn- 
sylvania, between 1760-70"; "Observation on the Increase of 
the Population, Commerce and Improvements of Pennsylvania 
before the Revolution," 1776; Proud's notes on the history of 
Pennsylvania, 1800-1807; "Historical memoranda of the rise 
and progress of the city of Philadelphia, 1682-1789"; "The 
Municipal Rights and Privileges of Philadelphia," 1801; notes, 
including list of names of Quaker preachers in Pennsylvania, 
and a list of marriages, 1681-1772; a collection of indentures, 
1681-1706; miscellaneous documents, letters, petitions, addresses 
to council, warrants, memorials, and proclamations, bearing the 
signatures of Thomas Lloyd, William Markham, John Holme, 
and others, 1684-1775; account book of Robert Proud's school, 
with a list of names of his pupils, 1759-92; letters of John Proud 
to Robert Proud, 1775-1811; Robert Proud letter book, 1770- 
1811; subscription book, 1799-1806; "Short notes on the Life of 



Robert Proud written by himself," 1806; "Strictures on Theatri- 
cal Entertainments, both ancient and modern, and an Ironical 
defense of the Stage," 1767; "Proud's memoranda on Experi- 
mental Philosophy," 1750; memoranda, essays, and poetry 
written by Proud, 1750-1803; copy in the hand of Robert Proud, 
of Thomas Makin's poem, "Landis Pensilvaniae," and some 
other poetry, 1774; translations from Greek and Latin, miscel- 
laneous sketches and essays, 1778, 1785; translation of Colvius' 
treatise on the end of life, and other memoranda, 1774-1804; a 
translation of Boethius, and other memoranda, 1776; "Com- 
mentatorium de Vita," and other essays and observations, 1806. 
Four Robert Proud letters to his brothers, 1777-78, published 
in P.M.H.B., XXIX (1905), 229-231; XXXIV (1910), 62-73. Auto- 
biographical essay, P.M.H.B., XIII (1889), 430-440. 

530. Quaker Diary, 1774-92. 1 vol. Presented by C. N. Barnard. 

Accounts of Quaker meetings, names of Quaker families, record 
of personal and domestic events, prices of farm products and 
commodities; notes on British army in Philadelphia, Captain 
Henry Lee. 

531. James W. Queen Journals and Letters, 1849, 1864-65. 

2 vols. Presented by James W. Queen. 

The volumes are titled "When I was in Europe, 1849," and 
"Letters from Europe, 1864-65." They contain Queen's accounts 
of his journeys in various parts of Europe, cultural conditions, 
religious sentiments, facilities for travel, palaces and art mu- 
seums visited, hotel accommodations, etc. Also included are 
plans and maps of cities, time tables, and related items. 

532. Dr. Lavington Quick Papers, 1847-76. Approx. 400 items. 

Presented by Mrs. William C. Quick, 1917. 

This collection of papers and correspondence relates mainly 
to the medical activities of Dr. Quick (1819-76), brigadier 
surgeon in the United States Army during the Civil War. 

533. H. E. Raesly Manuscripts, 1871. 1 vol. Presented by 

F. H. Price. 

A collection of poetry dedicated to H. E. Raesly by friends. 

534. Condy Raguet Official Letters, 1824-27. 2 vols. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. William L. Mactier, 1895. 



Condy Raguet's copies of his official letters as United States 
charge d'affaires at the Court of Brazil, addressed to John 
Quincy Adams and Henry Clay, Secretaries of State. They con- 
cern United States foreign policy, relations with the Brazilian 
Government, revolutionary developments, commercial and 
shipping conditions, British and French interests in South 
America, etc. Included is a broadside, 1828, presenting the case 
of the seizure of the American vessel Spark by the Brazilian 
Government and the resignation of Condy Raguet from his 
post as charge d'affaires. 

535. Ramsay's History of the United States, ca. 1816. 1 vol. 

Presented by Brinton Coxe, 1887. 

David Ramsay's proof copy of a portion of the first edition of 
his History of the United States, published by M. Carey, Phila- 
delphia, in 3 vols., 1816-17, with notations in his hand. 

536. William Rawle Family Papers, 1683-1915. Approx. 

6,000 items. Presented by members of the Rawle family. 

Among these papers are Francis Rawle's ledger book, 1720-26; 
waste book, 1735-37; journals, 1782-1830, 2 vols.; some letters 
of William Rawle, 1778-1834; his official correspondence as 
United States attorney for Pennsylvania, 1791-1800; papers 
relating to the Whiskey Rebellion, 1791-96, 1 vol.; papers con- 
cerned with the insurrection in Northampton County, 1798- 
1800, 1 vol.; Penn letters and records of the Penn estate of 
Springettsbury Manor, 1683-1825, 1 vol.; William Rawle's essays 
on philosophical, scientific, historical, political, and social sub- 
jects, 1775-1835, 3 vols.; papers relating to the Pennsylvania 
boundary question and to the abolition of slavery, 1794-1834; 
correspondence relating to the "Cavalry Fight of the Right 
Flank at Gettysburg," 1863-1912, 4 vols.; adjutants regimental 
journal of the third Pennsylvania Cavalry, 1862-65; notes on 
family history, 1619-1884, 3 vols.; Junior Legal Club papers, 
1870-1915, 3 vols.; manuscript of Horace Binney's "Leaders of 
the Old Bar of Philadelphia"; printed account of the trial of 
John Peter Zcnger, 1738; copy of Francis Rawle's manuscript, 
"A Just Rebuke," 1726; and James Logan's "Dialogue Showing 
What's Therein," 1726. 

Extracts from William Rawle journals, 1781, published in 
P.M.H.B., XXV (1901), 114-117, 220-227. 



537. Read Manuscripts, 1716-1872. Approx. 250 items. 

Correspondence of George Read (1733-98), member *of the Con- 
tinental Congress and President of Delaware; George Read, Jr., 
(1786-1836), district attorney of Delaware, and William Thomp- 
son Read (1792-1873), senator from Delaware. The letters con- 
tain material on the development of the state of Delaware, in 
which the Reads played an important part, socially and po- 
litically. Letters from prominent men of the period, Benjamin 
Franklin, John Dickinson, William Thompson, Caesar Rodney, 
George Ross, and many others are included. 

538. William T. Read Manuscripts, 1776-1869. 25 vols. 

This collection includes: "Historical Notes on the Life of 
George Read," 1827; "Life and Correspondence of George 
Read, a signer of the Declaration of Independence, with notes 
of some of his contemporaries," by his grandson, William T. 
Read, 1855-58; "Some Leaves of the Early History of New 
Castle, Delaware, and Maryland," 1868; "From Brooklyn to 
Brandywine, a sketch of the Campaign of General Washington 
from Sept. 1776-Sept. 1777," 1869; "Notes and Essays," 1814-19; 
"Notices of Captain Jon Barey, and Captain David Ross," 
1867; biographical sketch of C. A. Rodney, 1853; biographical 
sketch and some letters relating to the life of Bishop George 
W. Freeman, 1871; pamphlets, 18 addresses delivered by Wil- 
liam T. Read, 1816-70; excerpts from newspapers, 1858-60, 
1865-66; copy of the proceedings of the state convention of 
Delaware, Aug. 27, 1776; The Biographical History of Dionysius 
Tyrant of Delaware addressed to the people of the United States 
of America by Timolean, a political satire, 1788; "Historical 
Inquiry concerning Henry Hudson, his early life and connection 
with the Muscovy Company, and Discovery of the Hudson," 
by John Read. 

539. Records from Family Bibles, 1739-1927. Approx. 50 

items. Presented by C. H. B. Turner, R. Ball Dodson, 
and others. 

Collection of miscellaneous notes on births, deaths, and gene- 
alogical data. 

540. Mrs. Francis T. Redwood Collection, 1762-1835. 69 

items. Presented by Mrs. Francis T. Redwood. 



Letters of the Rev. Thomas and Mary Hopkinson, of colonial 
Philadelphia, on social and religious subjects. Included are 
letters of Benjamin Franklin, 1765; Thomas McKean, 1767; 
John Morgan, 1776; Mary Hopkinson; Mary Morgan; Esther 
Duche; Jacob Duche; Joseph Hopkinson; John Quincy Adams, 
1835. 

541. Reed and Forde Papers, 1759-1823. Approx. 8,000 items. 

The papers and correspondence of John Reed and Standish 
Forde, Philadelphia merchants, relate mainly to foreign com- 
merce, and include accounts, receipts, invoices of goods, bills 
of lading, insurance policies, charters of vessels, etc., with a 
detailed account of business transacted with England, France, 
Spain, Holland, Portugal, the West Indies, French and Span- 
ish America. The hazards of American shipping due to Euro- 
pean wars, French and Spanish embargoes, capture by priva- 
teers and war vessels, litigations, the variety of goods traded, 
grain, salt, furs, cloth, tea, metals, powder, rum, wine, the 
prices, etc., are described in detail. 

Letters, 1789-92, from James Wilkinson, Daniel Clark, Daniel 
Cox, Captain Abner Dunn, Clement Biddle, Robert Morris, 
John Nicholson, J. Ball, Thomas Morgan, and numerous other 
merchants show the business transactions and land ventures in 
the Floridas, New Orleans, Kentucky, Virginia, west of the 
Ohio, Mississippi, and other territories. Included are land 
records, indentures, warrants for land in various estates, 1764- 
1816; James Wilkinson's letter to Captain Dunn, relating to 
trade with Florida by Kentuckians, 1789; an agreement with 
James Wilkinson to ship goods to the Mississippi and the 
Spanish country, 1790; French legal papers concerning goods 
shipped to St. Pierre, Martinique, and other places; Reed and 
Forde letter books, 1787, 1788-90, 1793-94, 1801-3; ledgers, 
1776-79, 1779-80; daybook, 1785-91; account books, 1766-84; day- 
book of Reed and Forde estates, 1808-15; John Reed letter book, 
1808-14; Joseph Boggs waste book, 1791-92; Samuel Israel letter 
book, 1804-7; Joseph Graisbury (tailor) ledger, 1759-73; Reed 
and Forde commonplace book, 1782-90, in which is a list of 
invalids belonging to the Pennsylvania Line; 7 memo, booklets, 
1777-1819; Forde and Reed bankbooks, Bank of Pennsylvania, 
1793-1805; Bank of North America, 1782-91; Bank of the United 
States, 1792-96; Andrew Summers' bankbook of North America, 
1790-91; apprentice indentures, 1784-95; bonds and notes, 1782- 



1801; lottery sale records, 1773-1802; Forde journal of a trip to 
New Madrid, Term., 1790, and one from New Madrid to New 
Orleans, 1790-92; his certificate of membership in the Hibernian 
Society, 1793; John Reed bankruptcy papers, 1808-14; will of 
Rebecca Cappers, 1793; and other items. 

There is a group of Robert Morris letters and papers, 1795- 
1802 (approx. 100) which deal with his financial difficulties and 
assignment of his property; also papers and letters, 1814-23, of 
John Reed, Jr., describing his service in the Navy, his active 
duty in the West Indian waters on the U.S.S. Congress, Guer- 
riere, Constitution, Independence, and Macedonian. 

Forde's journal of a journey to New Madrid, Tenn., pub- 
lished in P.M.H.B., XXXVI (1912), 209-216. 

542. Register of Ships Entering Port of Philadelphia, 1741- 

42. 1 vol. 

Names of vessels, cargoes, points of sailing, ports of call, etc., 
from Oct. 1741 to May 1742. 

543. Reliques of Broad-Toppe, 1865. 1 vol. Presented by Jo- 

seph F. A. Jackson, 1910. 

"Reliques of Broad-Toppe, being a collection of Ancient Mss. 
discovered in the Summer of 1865," allegorical poetry, narrative 
and satire, composed by an unnamed writer in 1865. 

544. George C. Remey and Mary J. Remey Reminiscences, 

1841-1928. 2 vols. Presented by Charles Mason Remey. 

The reminiscences of George Collier Remey, rear admiral, 
U.S.N., contain genealogical data, records of his travels and 
service, information on American naval activities in the Civil 
War, Spanish-American War, Philippine Insurrection, and Box- 
er Rebellion in China. Included are the reminiscences of his 
wife, Mary Josephine Mason Remey, 1845-1919, which present 
a picture of social life and of many notable persons of the 
period. There are also photographs, newspaper clippings, and 
coats of arms. 

545. Joseph T. Richards Genealogical Papers, 1682-1926. 

Approx. 100 items. Presented by Joseph T. Richards. 

Genealogical papers, maps, and documents relating to the 
Richards and related families. 



546. Joseph T. Richards Papers, 1857-1915. 2 vols. Presented 

by Joseph T. Richards, 1917. 

Letters, notes, charts, maps, and other genealogical material on 
the Richards family, which settled in Delaware County in 
1682; also United States maps drawn by Joseph T. Richards 
(chief engineer, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1903-13) in his school 
days in Cecil County, Md. 

547. Samuel Richards Papers, 1787-1845. Approx. 400 items. 

Presented by J. Bartram Richards, 1924. 

Contracts, bonds, receipts, legal papers relating to the settle- 
ment of the estate of William I. Smith; accounts of sales of 
land, timber, shipping. 

548. Charles S. Riche, Subscription Book, 1844. 1 vol. 

Record of subscription for the aid and support of families of 
citizen soldiers killed in riots in Southwark, Philadelphia, 1844, 
showing names of subscribers and amounts of subscriptions. 

549. Thomas Riche Street Lottery Book, 1760-61. 1 vol. 

Presented by C. R. Hildeburn. 

The records of Thomas Riche's street lottery drawings, names 
of his clients, prizes, tickets sold. 

550. George Chalmers Richmond Papers, 1915-17. Approx. 

5,000 pages. Presented by Henry Budd. 

Typewritten notes and papers of the ecclesiastical court of the 
diocese of Pennsylvania, held in Philadelphia, in the trial of the 
Rev. George Chalmers Richmond, rector of St. John's Episcopal 
Church, Philadelphia. 

551. John Ridgway Field Book, 1782-86. 1 vol. Presented by 

George Krewson. 

Field book of surveys of land in Burlington County, N.J., and 
adjacent territory, showing names of early settlers, their land 
holdings, locations. 

552. Rittenhouse Photostats, ca. 1755-1802. 3 vols. 

Photostats of David Rittenhouse's miscellaneous documents, 
correspondence, and scientific writings: "Mss. Notes of Ritten- 
house's Observations at Wilmington for determining the Longi- 



tude," 1784, 1 vol.; "Commonplace Book, Rittenhouse letters, 
etc.," 1755-80, containing extracts from the Rev. Thomas Bar- 
ton's letter on Indian warfare, massacres, etc.; "Letters, Docu- 
ments," 1793-1802, 1 vol., including Thomas Jefferson letters, 
1791-93, letters from Dr. William Smith concerning University 
of Pennsylvania, 1793, and others. 

553. Jacob Ritter, Jr., Autobiography, 1836. 144 pages. Pre- 

sented by John C. Trautwine, Jr. 

Autobiography of a Philadelphia merchant and shipper, des- 
cendant of early German settlers, covering the period 1784- 
1836. Topics treated are: economic conditions, religion, educa- 
tion, trade, yellow fever epidemics, political trends, and travel. 
Ritter describes his adventures as a supercargo in the trade 
with the West Indies, South America, Cape of Good Hope, 
Java, Sumatra, Batavia, etc., giving a detailed account of his 
commercial enterprises, commodities traded, the hazards of 
shipping, naval battles between the English and French fleets, 
running of blockades, and customs of nations visited. 

554. Road Commissioners Book, New Castle Hundred, Dela- 

ware, 1844-58. 1 vol. Purchased by the Dreer Fund, 
1935. 

Minutes of the road commissioners, records of extension of 
roads, and road surveys. 

555. Roads and Travel Notes Collection, 1699-1885. Ap- 

prox. 100 items. Presented by various persons. 

Among the papers are petitions to state and county govern- 
ments concerning construction of new roads; surveys and drafts 
of projected turnpikes between cities and extensions of border 
lines. Included is a manuscript of "Pack Horse and Horseback 
Transportation in Pennsylvania," by J. L. Ringwalt, 1885, 1 
vol., a description of transportation in Indian trade in the 
colonial period. 

556. Algernon Sydney Roberts Papers, 1580-1865. Approx. 

200 items. 

This collection consists mainly of copies of records and genea- 
logical papers pertaining to the Roberts family of Pencoyd, 
Merion, 1580-1865. It includes three booklets, memoranda, and 



journal books, 1826, 1829, 1834, and the minutes of trustees 
of Girard College, 1833-38. 

557. Jonathan Roberts Memoirs, 1799-1830. 2 vols. Purchased 

by the Library Fund. 

Photostats of "A Father's Recollection Addressed to his Chil- 
dren as a legacy transmissible to his descendants in future time," 
by Jonathan Roberts, Quaker, political leader in Pennsylvania, 
congressman and United States senator. Besides genealogical 
data on the Roberts family, which settled in Merion Township 
in 1682, and moral precepts, these volumes contain information 
on political trends, 1799-1830, and on the social and economic 
development of the nation. The reminiscences present scenes 
of Roberts' domestic life, early school days, apprenticeship, in- 
tellectual development, and his activities as an ardent Jeffer- 
sonian Democrat in state and national politics. John Quincy 
Adams, Simon Cameron, Henry Clay, William H. Crawford, 
Albert Gallatin, Andrew Jackson, James Madison, James Mon- 
roe, Martin Van Buren, and others are discussed. Roberts' par- 
ticipation in the debates relating to the War of 1812, financial 
problems, and other national issues are described. 

558. Jonathan Roberts Papers, 1780-1930. Approx. 3,000 

items. Purchased by the Gratz Fund. 

These papers relate particularly to state and national political 
history during the Jefferson, Madison, and Monroe administra- 
tions. Among the subjects dealt with in the papers, 1780-1848, 
are: Pennsylvania legislation, political affairs at Lancaster, Re- 
publican and Adamite factions, promotion of manufacture, con- 
troversies relating to the charter of the United States Bank, 
embargoes, the British orders in council, agitation for war with 
England, opposition of the Federalists to government war loan; 
French decrees affecting American ships and commerce, foreign 
trade, New England political factions, land claims, Jackson's 
conduct in Florida and New Orleans, restoration of the Capi- 
tol, political appointments, the Missouri question, ratification 
of the Spanish treaty, Lafayette's reception at Harrisburg, presi- 
dential elections, religion, Texas slavery contest, California, 
Jonathan Roberts' appointment as Collector of the Port of 
Philadelphia, his dismissal by President Taylor, and various 
other subjects. Jonathan Roberts' letters to his wife, 1814-47, 
describe economic conditions, domestic and cultural life, travel, 



and agricultural and industrial development. Other letters, 
1852-1930, are from various members of the Roberts family. 
There are also genealogical notes of the Roberts family, poetry, 
speeches, proclamations, indentures, newspaper clippings. 
Accession note: P.M.H.B., LXII (1938), 566. 

559. Sarah Roberts Cook Book, ca. 1840. 1 vol. Presented by 

E. E. Wright. 

A small collection of cooking recipes of the early part of the 
nineteenth century. 

560. Thomas Rodney Journal, 1796-97. 1 vol. Purchased by 

the Library Fund. 

Rodney's (1744-1811) journal reflects the cultural and social his- 
tory of Delaware at the end of the eighteenth century. Included 
are philosophical reflections on daily events, memoranda of 
personal affairs, comments on the Revolution, George Wash- 
ington, Thomas Jefferson, Horatio Gates, John Adams, Benja- 
min Franklin, Caesar Rodney, and others, on the Constitutional 
Government, congressional activities, political affairs, and finan- 
cial and economic problems. 

561. Cropley Rose Letter Book, 1779-81. 1 vol. 

Letters of Cropley Rose, an English wine merchant, relate 
chiefly to his business affairs in Madeira and the West Indies. 

562. John Ross Docket, 1736-38. 1 vol. 
A Kent County, Del., docket book. 

563. Major John Ross Orderly Book, 1780. 1. vol. Presented 

by Brinton Coxe, 1883. 

"Orderly Book of John Ross of New Jersey, Major of Brigade 
in the Service of the United States of America, at West Point." 

564. William Rossell Docket Book, 1769-99. 1 vol. 

Records of litigations tried before William Rossell, a Mt. Holly, 
N.J., justice of the peace; also contains a record of marriages, 
1796-1800, and business accounts. 

565. William Rotch Autobiographical Memoir, 1814. 1 vol. 

Presented by Alfred Cope, 1874. 



Autobiographical account of the years 1775-94, written by a 
Quaker merchant in 1814. Contains a description of distressing 
economic conditions, seizure of vessels by English and American 
privateers, arrests, destruction of property, decline of the whal- 
ing industry, and the plight of Nantucket in the Revolution. 
Rotch encountered hostility in England, 1785, in his efforts to 
reestablish the whaling industry; in France the government 
accepted his project to organize an American sperm oil and 
whaling industry in Dunkirk. Included in the volume is a copy 
of "The Respectful Petition of the Christian Society of Friends 
called Quakers, Presented to the National Assembly of France 
by William Rotch, 2nd month, 10th, 1791"; also extracts from 
letters of William Rotch, dated Dunkirk, 1792, presenting 
glimpses of the French Revolution. 

566. Rev. John Roth Diary, 1774. 1 vol. 

Photostat of Rev. John Roth's diary, in German script, describes 
his tour from Friedenhutten through the wilderness to Indian 
towns and camps in the western part of Pennsylvania. 
Accession note: P.M.H.B., LX (1936), 95. 

567. Martha Routh Journal, 1794. 1 vol. Presented by Ed- 

mund Dudley, 1888. 

An account of Martha Routh's voyage in the company of 
Friends, on the ship Barely, from London, Eng., to Boston, 
Mass. The journal presents a picture of daily life on board a 
ship of that period, passengers' fear of capture by privateers, 
supply of provisions. 

Published in The Friend, Jan. 5, 1888. 

568. Joseph Galloway Rowland Papers, 1795-1812. Approx. 

50 items. 

Papers relating to the administration of William Roberts' estate; 
family correspondence. 

569. Francis C. Rozier Papers, 1841-57. Approx. 300 items. 

Presented by Henry L. Rozier. 

Business correspondence, bills, and receipts from Philadelphia 
mercantile firms for goods purchased by Francis C. Rozier, 
merchant in St. Genevieve, Mo. 

570. Richard Rush Letters, 1811-22. 50 items. Purchased by 

the General Fund. 



Photostats of Rush's (1780-1859) letters to John Adams. They 
contain his observations on the War of 1812, American states- 
men, congressional activities, Treaty of Ghent, European af- 
fairs, literature, publication of books, academic subjects, and 
personal notes. 

Published in P.M.H.B., LX (1936), 419-454; LXI (1937), 26- 
53, 137-164. 

571. Russell Papers, 1760-1869. Approx. 2,000 items. Presented 

by Thomas H. Russell and Mrs. Alexander Scott. 

A collection of papers of the William Russell and Thomas 
Russell families, engaged in finance, shipping, and in land 
enterprises in the United States. There are letters, documents, 
account books, maps, and plans of lands. 

The letters of George Russell to William Russell, 1794, give 
an account of political affairs in France and Spain, hazards to 
American shipping and commerce, seizure and capture of ships 
and goods by French war vessels, and imprisonment of crews 
and passengers; William Russell's letters, 1797-98, describe his 
journeys and business affairs in Virginia, Maryland, Philadel- 
phia, and New York; miscellaneous letters and statements of 
account, 1760-1857, to William Russell and Thomas Russell 
from their agents, John Philip de Gruchy, Thomas Gibbs Mor- 
gan, J. R. Priestley, Hugh Roberts, and others, relate to land 
enterprises conducted by them in Maryland, Connecticut, 
Louisiana, Virginia, Pennsylvania, and other places; legal papers 
of a controversy between Fulwar Skipwith, United States Con- 
sul General in France, and the Russells, 1794-1830; Thomas 
Russell waste book, 1799-1802; journal, 1799-1802; ledger, 1799- 
1801; account with the Bank of the United States, 1800-1801; 
certificates of stock with the Bank of the United States, 1829, 
1836; journal, 1823-39; William Russell, accounts of travel, 
household, mercantile enterprises, 1795-1802; waste book, 1795- 
1802; ledger, 1794-1815; estate account, 1818-39; record of trade 
in Baton Rouge, La., 1816; list of books sold at auction by 
order of William Russell, 1801; sketches of towns drawn by 
Miss M. Russell, 1792-1802, 1 vol.; drafts of land on Loyalsoc 
Creek, Westmoreland, York, Lycoming, Luzerne counties, 
"Onions Fishery," and of lands on Lackawanna Creek, 1800- 
1825; family papers. 

572. William Russell Docket Book, 1795-99. 1 vol. Purchased 

by The Historical Society. 



Dockets of William Russell, a justice of the peace [Mt. Holly, 
N.J.?]; dockets of John Munrow, K769-71; list of marriages, 1796- 
1800; invoice book of Ellis Yarnall, merchant of Mt. Holly, 
1790-91. 

573. William J. Ryan Theatre Programs, 1871-1905. Approx. 

350 items. 

The Ryan collection of theatrical programs, listing many of the 
plays and players appearing before Philadelphia audiences in 
the latter part of the nineteenth century. 
Accession note: P.M.H.B., LX (1936), 504. 

574. St. Jacobus Church and St. James Evangelical Luth- 

eran Church, Account Book, 1855-1904. 1 vol. 
Purchased by the Library Fund. 

Accounts of St. Jacobus Church, later called St. James Evangeli- 
cal Lutheran Church. 

575. Sands Family Genealogy, ca. 1834. 2 vols. Presented by 

F. Prince. 

A genealogy of the James Sands family, "The House of Sands 
from the Earliest Antiquity to the Present Time," with data on 
related families, coats of arms, newspaper clippings, letters, 
notes, etc. Members of the Sands family sailed from Berkshire, 
Eng., to Plymouth, Mass., in 1658; the family was prominent 
in the colonial period. 

576. Winthrop Sargent Papers, 1845-68. 5 vols. Presented by 

members of the Sargent family. 

These manuscripts include the commonplace book of Winthrop 
Sargent, Jr., (1825-70), 1845-46; notes on literary topics, 1846; 
catalogue of medals from Julius Caesar to the Emperor Hera- 
clius, and other notes, correspondence, 1851-68, relates to Sar- 
gent's literary interests. 

577. Winthrop Sargent Surveys, 1754-1807. Approx. 100 

items. Presented by members of the Sargent family. 

Surveys, maps, and drawings of land in the Northwest Territory, 
and some miscellaneous manuscripts of Winthrop Sargent 
(1753-1820), Governor of the Mississippi Territory. 

578. Benjamin Say Account Book, 1785-1804. 1 vol. Presented 

by Francis Fisher Kane, 1908. 



The account book of Dr. Benjamin Say, guardian of the estate 
of John Bird, executor of the estate of Thomas Say, and 
guardian of the children of Cornelius Barnes. 

579. Charles Schaffer Meteorological Record Books, 1860- 

1903. 4 vols. Presented by Mrs. Charles Schaffer. 

Meteorological observations and records, 1860-67, 1870-79, 3 
vols.; United States Weather Bureau, Philadelphia, invoice 
book, 1890-1903, 1 vol. 

580. Frank H. Schell Manuscript, n.d. 1 vol. Presented by F. 

Crusen Schell, 1920. 

"Old Volunteer fire laddies, the famous, fast, faithful, fistic fire 
fighters of bygone days," with illustrations. 

581. Jonathan Schofield Docket Book, 1801-6. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by John F. Lewis. 

A docket book of a justice of the peace of Philadelphia. 

582. Samuel Scott Collection, 1850-1909. Approx. 1,000 

items. Presented by Samuel Scott. 
Records of the Gloucester Manufacturing Company, a New 
Jersey calico manufacturing enterprise. Included are miscel- 
laneous correspondence, blueprints, checking accounts, stock 
ledgers, cash books, sales books, etc., with data on American 
cotton manufacture in the second half of the nineteenth century. 

583. Walter Quincey Scott Manuscript Poem, 1893. 1 vol. 

Presented by John B. McPherson. 

A poem, "Robert Burns," first read at the Burns Club, Albany, 
N.Y., and dedicated to Judge J. B. McPherson. 

584. Nicholas Scull Field Notes, 1730-55. 7 vols. Presented 

by Henry D. Biddle, 1888. 

A collection of field notes relating to Nicholas Scull's surveys, 
mainly in Philadelphia, 1730-35, 6 vols., 1741-55, 1 vol. Scull 
was surveyor general of Pennsylvania. 

585. Charles Sellers Manuscripts, 1828. 1 vol. Presented by 

Dr. J. L. Rhodes, 1935. 

Notes taken by Charles Sellers during a course of lectures given 



by N. Chapman, professor of the practice of medicine in the 
University of Pennsylvania. 

586. John Sergeant Papers, 1783-1897. Approx. 1,200 items. 

Presented by M. H. Smith, D. S. Miller, and other per- 
sons. 

These papers relate to activities of the United States Bank, ca. 
1806-31; the national banking situation; currency and tariff 
issues; the building of canals and communications facilities, 
1821-28; Indian appropriations, Cherokee memorials to Con- 
gress, etc., 1821-35; important legal cases; applications for gov- 
ernmental positions; personal and domestic affairs. Included 
are: "A Slight Geographical and Political Sketch of Peru," 
1823; 'An Essay on the Necessity of a General Federation among 
the Spanish American States and a Plan for its Organization," 
by Colonel D. Bernardo Monteagudo, Lima, Peru, 1825; will of 
Samuel Rowland Fisher, 1783; agreements and correspondence 
relating to land transactions in Washington, including material 
on Robert Morris, John Nicholson, James Greenleaf, and Gen- 
eral Walter Stewart; letters of William Wirt, Nicholas Biddle, 
Daniel Webster, James Buchanan, Sam Bayard, Horace Binney, 
and numerous others. 

587. Sesqui-Centennial Exhibition Papers, 1926. Approx. 150 

items. Presented by Elizabeth F. L. Walker. 

A collection of mementoes, programs, advertisements, corre- 
spondence, pamphlets, etc., pertaining to the Sesqui-Centennial 
Exhibition of which Elizabeth F. L. Walker was an active com- 
mittee member. 

588. Mary Shackleton Journal, 1784. 1 vol. Presented by 

Thomas Stewardson. 

A copy of a journal, "A Tour Through Part of England," by 
Mary Shackleton, a member of a prominent Quaker family. 
Describes cultural life in England, personalities, customs, 
palaces, museums, etc. This copy was made by Thomas Steward- 
son in 1870. 

Published in P.M.H.B., XL (1916), 129. 

589. Shaler Papers, 1797-1903. Approx. 1,000 items. 

The papers of William Shaler (1778-1833), United States agent 
in Mexico, consul general to the Barbary States and Cuba, and 



Nathaniel Shaler (1775-1814), captain of a privateer during the 
war with England, 1812-14, reflect American diplomatic rela- 
tions in the early nineteenth century, particularly foreign inter- 
ference with American commerce, seizure of American vessels 
by Algerian, Spanish, and Neapolitan ships, the part played by 
the United States in the Mexican, Cuban and Florida contro- 
versies, the War of 1812, naval battles, privateering, Algerian 
negotiations and the resulting peace treaty. Included are: ac- 
counts; cargo and shipping papers; miscellaneous records of the 
Shaler family; "Journal of the Mission to Algiers," 1817, signed 
by the secretary of the commission, Charles O. Handy; auto- 
graph letter to William Shaler from Commodore O. H. Perry, 
of the Java, 1817; copy of an account of a naval battle with an 
English frigate, 1814, by Nathaniel Shaler; letter to William 
Shaler from Vincent Gray describing the burning of the city 
of Washington by the British, and the battle of New Orleans, 
1815; 2 boxes of correspondence, 1797-1833; miscellaneous 
papers, documents, accounts, cargo and shipping manifests, 
1798-1867, including the military papers of Captain N. T. 
Shaler, 1862-67, and the passport of Nathaniel S. Shaler, 1903. 
Accession note: P.M.H.B., LXI (1936), 110. 

590. The Rev. John Sharpe Journal, 1703-13. 1 vol. 

Journal of a Scottish clergyman (b. 1680), who arrived in Vir- 
ginia on board the ship Southampton in 1701. The diary entries, 
beginning in 1703 at "point Love, in Chesapeack bay in the 
province of Maryland," contain his notes of travel through 
Maryland, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, New York, etc. He de- 
scribes his visits to homes and churches, a military expedition to 
Canada in 1709, Indian warriors and names of their tribes, un- v 
rest in the colonies, an uprising and murder by Negroes in New 
York in 1712, etc. Included is a list of baptisms and marriages 
performed by Sharpe, 1707-12. 

Journal published in P.M.H.B., XL (1916), 257-297, 412-425; 
baptism and marriage records, P.M.H.B., XXIII (1899), 104-105. 

591. John Shaw Journal, 1799. 1 vol. 

Narrative of a trip in the Mediterranean on the ship Sophia, 
to ports of Algiers, Bizerte, Tunis, Tripoli, etc., presenting de- 
tails of the hazards of shipping, attempted attack on a French 
merchant vessel, Oriental customs and life, visits of American 
consuls to northern Africa, inhuman treatment of an American 



Negro held captive in Tunis, etc. Included is a description of 
the "Principles of the Arabic language and the different methods 
of its orthography." 

592. Albertus Shelley Papers, 1882-1905. Approx. 150 items. 

Presented by Mrs. Albertus Shelley Hiester, 1938. 

Family papers relating chiefly to Albertus Shelley, Philadelphia 
violinist: correspondence, newspaper clippings, programs, etc., 
relating to Shelley's musical studies in France and Germany and 
to his professional activities, include autographs of Ole Bull, 
Joseph Joachim, Adelina Patti, John Philip Sousa, Paul Vian- 
dot, and others. 

593. E. G. Shewkirk Letter, 1776. 1 vol. 

Letter addressed to the Rev. Nathaniel Sudel, Bethlehem, with 
details on the beginning of the Revolution, arrival of English 
troops, seizure and burning of homes in New York, arrests, and 
references to church matters and personal affairs. 

594. Ship Register Books of the Province of Pennsylvania, 

1722-76 (several lacunae). 21 vols. Purchased by The 
Historical Society. 

Records of ownership of vessels registered by the province. 

595. Shippen Family Papers, 1701-1856. Approx. 10,000 items. 

Presented by members of the Shippen family. 

The papers of several generations of the Shippen and Burd 
families pertain to the history of colonial Pennsylvania. They 
include material on the westward expansion of the colonies, 
trade with the Indians, frontier life, and the French and In- 
dian War, as they touched the lives of the Shippens: miscel- 
laneous correspondence, 1701-1823, 9 vols, and 1 box; Shippen- 
Burd family letters, 1746-1856, 4 vols.; legal and business papers, 
1721-1855, 12 vols.; bills, receipts, and accounts, 1721-1824, 5 
vols.; jury lists, 1784-1804, 1 vol.; bail book, 1773; Cumberland 
County docket book, 1790; military papers, 1755-95, 2 vols.; 
Joseph Shippen account book of his regiment at Fort Augusta, 
Shamokin, 1756; journal of Captain Joseph Shippen at Augusta, 
1757-58; Joseph Shippen orderly book, 1758; his journal, 1758; 
his letter books, 1751-52, 1754-55, 1760-61; journal of the build- 
ing of Fort Augusta, 1756-57; letter book and army statistics, 
1758; commonplace book, 1750; Joseph Shippen account book, 



1768-75; Joseph Shippen estate accounts, Henry Shippen, execu- 
tor, 1810-15; Henry Shippen daybook, 1817-35; Edward Ship- 
pen's abstracts of Lord Raymond's reports, n.d.; notes on the 
law, and a letter book, 1763; Margaret Shippen album, 1824; 
Shippen family account book, 1837; Mount Regale Fishing 
Company papers, 1762-65, 1 vol.; papers relating to the estate 
of Governor John Penn, 1715-1814, 1 vol.; letters from Anne 
Penn to John F. Mifflin, 1795-1818, 1 vol.; Lansdowne bills, 
1793-1801; letter book of Colonel James Burd, 1756-58; frag- 
ments of a journal kept at Loyal Hannon, Oct. 1758; notes on 
the law by Edward Burd, 1766-69; notes of a lecture on moral 
philosophy delivered at the University of Pennsylvania, by Ed- 
ward S. Burd, 1793; Lancaster docket book of Edward S. Burd, 
1785-95; a court docket book of Westmoreland County, 1782- 
1801; bankbook of Edward S. Burd, 1784-94; Sarah Burd bank- 
book, 1835-39; Sarah Burd scrap and journal book, 1847-49; 
Jacob Hubley's music books, n.d., 2 vols. "The Complete Tutor 
of the German Flute," 1776; school exercises, 1804; Chester 
County tax list, n.d. 

Seventy-one Joseph Shippen letters, 1756-58, published in 
P.M.H.B., XXXVI (1912), 367-378, 385-463; abstracts of Mount 
Regale Fishing Company papers, P.M.H.B., XXVII (1903), 
88-90. 

596. Edward Shippen Docket Book, 1779-80. 1 vol. 

Chief Justice Shippen's record of cases for trial in the Supreme 
Court of Pennsylvania. 

597. Annie Shoemaker Tributes, 1891, 1897. 2 vols. 

Expressions of tribute and appreciation to Annie Shoemaker, 
principal of Friends Central School, from her pupils and mem- 
bers of the joint committee of faculty and pupils, for her faith- 
ful services to the cause of education from 1853 to 1897. 

598. Samuel and Rebecca Shoemaker Diaries and Letters, 

1780-86. 5 Vols. Presented by William Brooke Rawle and 
T. I. Wharton. 

Manuscripts of a loyalist family of Philadelphia: Samuel Shoe- 
maker diaries, 1783-85, written by him "For the entertainment 
of his wife" during his stay in London, Eng., as a loyalist 
refugee; copies of diaries and letters, 1780-86, 2 vols., written by 
Rebecca Shoemaker and her daughters, Anna and Margaret 



Rawle; an index to the Shoemaker and Rawle papers; the fifth 
volume is a typewritten copy of Shoemaker's diaries, made in 
1908. The volumes of letters and diaries of Mrs. Shoemaker and 
her daughters are copies of original manuscripts in the posses- 
sion of their descendants, Israel Pemberton and Henry Whar- 
ton. 

Extract from Samuel Shoemaker diary, 1784, published in 
P.M.H.B., II (1878), 36-39. 

599. R. C. Shreve Diary, 1861. 1 vol. Presented by Isaac R. 

Pennypacker. 

Diary written by Shreve during a trip from Mt. Holly, N.J., to 
St. Paul, Minn., describing travel by boat and railroad, topogra- 
phy of the country traversed, stopping places, a visit to an In- 
dian reservation on the Minnesota River, events of the Civil 
War, social and economic conditions. 

600. Joseph Sill Diaries, 1831-54. 10 vols. Presented by Edward 

W. Madeira. 

Diaries of Joseph Sill, Philadelphia businessman and an artist 
by avocation, with personal notes, detailed comments on books, 
plays, art, lectures, travel, religion, political leaders and issues 
of the period, United States Bank affairs, railroad and canal 
expansion. 

601. Benjamin Silliman Correspondence, 1785-1867. Approx. 

700 items. 

Collection of the correspondence of Benjamin Silliman (1779- 
1864), chemist and inventor, on scientific matters in general, on 
chemistry, and his discoveries in that field. Included are letters 
pertaining to the historical paintings of John Trumbull, and 
to social and domestic affairs. 

602. Sarah F. Smiley Diary, 1868-69. 1 vol. Presented by S. T. 

Hand. 

Journal written during a trip to England on the steamer Cuba, 
presenting details of Sarah F. Smiley's philanthropic interests, 
religious activities, preachings, church meetings, and visits to 
schools and benevolent institutions. 

603. Smith Family Papers, 1757-1861. Approx. 300 items. Pre- 

sented by William R. Smith. 



Documents in the case between the Pennsylvania Assembly and 
William Moore, Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas 
of Chester County, and the Rev. William Smith, Provost of the 
College and Academy of Philadelphia, 1757-59. Among the 
papers are: statement of the case, with testimony taken before 
the House of Assembly; affidavits of J. Ross and William Peters; 
printed address of William Moore; Dr. Smith's letters to Attor- 
ney General Pratt and to Solicitor General Yorke; report of 
the attorney general and solicitor general; trial order of the 
King and Council; Dr. Smith's petition to Governor Hamilton; 
included are sketches of historical landmarks and of men con- 
cerned in the case, 1773-1861. 

604. Charles Smith Case Book, 1819-20. 1 vol. Presented by 

Horace W. Smith, 1870. 

Legal opinions and records of legal cases adjudicated by Judge 
Charles Smith in the county courts of the ninth district of 
Pennsylvania. 

605. Charles Morton Smith Collection, 1685-1843. Approx. 

300 items. Presented by members of the Smith family. 

Deeds, 1685-1805, and letters, marriage licenses, etc., 1686-1842, 
of genealogical and historical interest for colonial Pennsylvania; 
documents relate to the early settlers and the proprietors: Wil- 
liam Penn, James Logan, George Claypoole, William Mark- 
ham, Benjamin Franklin, Hugh Roberts, and others. 

Correspondence between Franklin and Roberts, 7 letters, 
1758-80, published in P.M.H.B., XXXVIII (1914), 287-301. 

606. Dr. George Smith Collection, 1681-1804. Approx. 400 

items. Presented by Benjamin N. Smith. 

Deeds, patents, agreements of original settlers in Pennsylvania, 
New Jersey, and Maryland, 1681-1752; papers relating to the 
estate of Jasper Yeates, 1721-23; letters of William Hamilton to 
Benjamin Hays Smith, 1784-1804; and a bundle of miscellaneous 
accounts, bills, etc., 1782-92. 

607. John Smith Correspondence, 1740-70. 1 vol. Presented 

by Thomas Stewardson. 

Copies of letters written to John Smith, a son-in-law of James 
Logan and a prominent Quaker of Philadelphia and Burling- 
ton, N.J. The letters relate to social and domestic life, political 



trends, economic conditions; many of the leading personalities 
of the period are mentioned. 

608. John Smith Manuscripts, 1801-18. 2 vols. 

Letters of John Smith, United States Marshal at Philadelphia, 
relate to the interpretation and execution of Federal legal mat- 
ters, claims against the government, courts-martial, finance, 
maritime regulations, land cases, 1801-17; Smith's official receipt 
book, 1801-18. 

609. John F. Smith Letters, 1886-88. Approx. 500 items. 

Letters of managers and boards of trustees of hospitals and 
charitable institutions, of ministers and missionaries, etc., ex- 
pressing their appreciation to John F. Smith, Philadelphia 
philanthropist, for his humanitarian endeavors. One volume of 
letters, 1888, relates chiefly to the launching of the steamer 
Elizabeth Monroe Smith. 

610. John L. Smith Letters and Diaries, 1862-1916. Approx. 

250 items. Presented by Mrs. Hannah Schmitt. 

The letters of a corporal of the 1 18th regiment of Pennsylvania 
volunteers, during his participation in the Civil War, 1862-65. 
The diaries reflect his career as a businessman, map maker, 
stock dealer, 1867-1916. 

611. Richard Penn Smith Manuscripts, 1785-1856. 5 vols. Pre- 

sented by the estate of Horace W. Smith. 

Plays, poetry, narratives, essays, by Richard Penn Smith, Phila- 
delphia dramatist and lawyer. Among the manuscripts are: 
"The Divorce, or Mock Cavalier"; "William Penn," a melo- 
drama; "The Triumph at Plattsburg," a drama; "The Bom- 
bardment of Algiers"; "Quite Correct," a comedy; "The Peli- 
can," a farce; "The Man of Mystery"; "A Wife at a Venture," 
comedy, etc. Some of these plays were successfully produced at 
the Arch Street, Walnut Street, and Chestnut Street theatres. 
Included are a volume containing a list of names of subscribers 
to the Political Works of the late Richard Penn Smith, 1856, 
and a cashbook of William Monroe, 1785. 

612. Richard S. Smith Manuscript, 1867. 1 vol. Presented by 

Anna S. Folsom and Ellen M. Folsom, 1926. 



"Reminiscences of Seven Years of Early Life," by Richard S. 
Smith, and dedicated to Guillaume Aerston, narrative of his 
early travels, commercial and shipping activities in the Scandi- 
navian and Baltic countries, 1808-13, their customs, social and 
economic conditions. Included are his data on the contemporary 
wars of England, Denmark, Sweden, Russia, France; America's 
dominant shipping and commercial interests; English convoys; 
War of 1812; and personal matters. 

613. Dr. William Smith Manuscripts, 1765-74. 1 vol. Pur- 

chased by the Library Fund. 

Copies and abstracts of the papers of Dr. William Smith, Provost 
of the College of Philadelphia, made by J. Larson, 1869. Among 
the papers copied are "Notes on the Commencement of the 
American Revolution," "Letters of the Lord Bishop of Lon- 
don," "Stamp Act," and others. The originals of these papers 
are in The Library Company of Philadelphia. 
Accession note: P.M.H.B., LIX (1935), 444. 

614. William H. L. Smith Papers, 1843-69. Approx. 1,500 

items. 

Deeds, 1843-62; correspondence, 1858-69; reports, agreements, 
bills, receipts, etc., 1860-61; papers relating to the Samuel R. 
Philbrick estate, 1858-62. The collection contains much material 
on the development of the oil industry in Pennsylvania. 

615. Louise H. Snowden Papers, ca. 1910-20. Approx. 200 

items. Presented by Mrs. Oliver Randolph Parry. 

A collection of papers containing lectures on the feudal system, 
church, political organizations in medieval Europe; includes 
also notes on science. 

616. Nathaniel R. Snowden and James Ross Snowden Diaries 

and Record Books, 1788-1865. 16 vols. Presented by 
Mrs. William Stansfield, 1936. 

Papers of the Rev. Nathaniel R. Snowden, preacher and curator 
of Dickinson College, Carlisle, and of his son, James R. Snow- 
den, jurist and scholar: Nathaniel R. Snowden's diaries, 1788- 
89, 1791, 1795-1801, 1801-4, 1836-39; lectures, 1791-1826; mar- 
riage and birth records, 1793-1828; James R. Snowden's diaries, 
1825, 1864-65, and the latter containing information on the 
Civil War, civic and legal matters. Included are a volume of 



autographs of judges of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 
an autograph album of Mrs. James R. Snowden, and genealogi- 
cal records of the Snowden family. 

Accession note: P.M.H.B., LX (1936), 504. 

617. Simon Snyder Correspondence, 1808-17. 1 vol. 

Collection of 51 personal letters written by Simon Snyder to 
Nathaniel B. Boileau, Secretary of the Commonwealth of Penn- 
sylvania. The letters relate to political influences in state ad- 
ministration, appointments, pardons, appropriations, financial 
matters, policies, the management of the state's military affairs, 
and other public questions. 

618. Songs of the Revolution. Approx. 250 items. Presented 

by Fred Perry Powers. 

Correspondence and notes on the origins and traditions of war 
songs of the Revolutionary period. Included are photographic 
negatives and prints of some of the songs of the Revolution. 

619. Southwark Commissioners Papers, 1804-39. Approx. 

1,200 items. Purchased by The Historical Society. 

Official papers of the Commissioners of Southwark, Philadel- 
phia: minute books, vouchers, agreements, and contracts for 
lighting, building of markets, construction of wharves and 
streets, tax lists, surveys, ordinances, rules and regulations, ex- 
pense accounts, etc. 

620. Sower's [Sauer] Newspaper, 1885. 1 vol. Presented by 

Charles R. Hildeburn. 

A copy of A. H. Cassel's account of Christopher Sauer's (1693- 
1758) journalistic enterprises. Copy made in 1885. 

621. John Spackman Papers, 1726-1845. 25 items. Presented 

by William H. Lloyd. 

Family papers: marriage certificates, indentures, land title rec- 
ords, wills, releases, etc. 

622. Spicer-Leaming Papers, 1706-1861. Approx. 5,000 items. 

Papers of the Learning family and related families, prominent 
in the history of New Jersey: West New Jersey Land Society 
deeds, 1716-53; land warrants, surveys, drafts, indentures, agree- 



ments of sale of lands in Cape May, N.J., and adjacent coun- 
ties, 1706-1855; bills, receipts, inventories of goods, records of 
commercial transactions, 1717-1840; Thomas Learning memo- 
randum book and survey, 1763-85; memorandum book, 1781- 
97, 1794-95; receipt book, 1778-96; 15 booklets of Learning's 
notes and accounts, 1791-97; accounts of red cedar posts for 
Seven Mile Beach, 1786-91; Learning's correspondence with 
Lieutenant Benjamin P. Griffith relating to Griffith's release on 
parole in the Revolutionary War, 1781; family papers, estate 
papers, 1736-1828; Rebecca Learning's receipt book, 1797-1809; 
expense book, 1797; account book, 1791-97; account book, 1797- 
99; letter book, 1808; Isaac Sharp account book and surveys, 
1796-1801; Thomas Murgatroyd contracts, 1803-17; receipt book 
of the Sarah P. Murgatroyd estate, 1824; wills, 1715-1833; Mary 
Maxwell expense and receipt book, 1837-38; Anthony P. Morris 
receipt book, 1826-54. 

In addition there is a group of J. Fisher Learning's papers 
and correspondence, 1810-61, approx. 1,000 items: his letters to 
his wife (a daughter of Robert Wain) relate to travel, society, 
theatre, and culture in the United States in the first half of the 
nineteenth century; invoice book, China trade, 1819; memo- 
randum book of his ship Scattergood, 1819; memorandum book, 
Canton trade, 1819-22; daybook, 1819; invoice and ledger book, 
1819; memorandum book, 1819-44; account book, 1818; ledger 
books, 1819-23; invoice book, 1817; price records, 1817-18; bills 
of lading, 1816-19; and other items of personal and business 
character. 

623. William Buell Sprague Autograph Collection, 1749- 

1814. 60 items. 

These autograph letters of the signers of the Declaration of 
Independence were collected by T. A. Emmet, and presented by 
him, as a Christmas gift, to his lifelong friend W. B. Sprague, 
1872. The letters give expression to the ideals of prominent 
early Americans. Bound with this collection are Sanderson's 
biographical sketches of the signers of the Declaration of Inde- 
pendence, 1865, and portraits of these men. 

624. James Sproat Journals, 1753-86. 1 vol. 

Miscellaneous journals of a prominent Presbyterian preacher 
and hospital chaplain, containing accounts of his church activi- 



ties and visits to settlements throughout Pennsylvania, 1753, 
1757, 1778-80, 1782-84, 1786. 

Extracts from the journal, 1778, published in P.M.H.B., 
XXVII (1903), 441-445. 

625. John Stamper Letter Book, 1751-70. 1 vol. 

These letters of a Philadelphia merchant to his associates and 
correspondents in the West Indies mainly deal with commercial, 
shipping, and financial matters. 

626. John Steele Papers, 1808-12. 100 items. 

Duplicate copies of papers and accounts of John Steele, United 
States agent for Marine Hospital, Philadelphia. 

627. Alexander H. Stephens Letters, 1858-82. Approx. 300 

letters. 

Letters written by A. H. Stephens (1812-83) to William H. 
Hidell, a lifelong friend, on political and social subjects. 

628. James P. Sterrett Manuscripts, ca. 1844. 1 vol. Presented 

by William E. Stokes. 

Essays by James P. Sterrett of Jefferson College, on philosophy, 
political institutions, theology, and other academic subjects. 

629. Charles Steuart Letter Books, 1751-63. 2 vols. 

Data on shipping, prices of commodities, trading ventures, mar- 
kets, and finance of the colonial period are in these letters of 
Charles Steuart, merchant and shipper of Norfolk, Va. 

630. Baron Frederick William von Steuben Letters, 1777- 

91. 15 items. 

Letters of von Steuben relating to his military service in the 
Revolutionary army; 2 letters of P. S. Du Ponceau, 1835. 

631. Thomas Stewardson Letters, 1759-1844. 1 vol. Presented 

by Thomas Stewardson. 

Abstracts and copies of letters of prominent Quakers, such as 
Sarah Dillwyn, Margaret Morris, Hannah Griffith, Milcah Mar- 
tha Moore, Dr. Richard Hill, Benjamin Marshall. The letters 
concern the purchase of land from the Indians, the Quakers, 
social work, epidemics, travel facilities, marriages, incidents of 



the Revolution, etc. The originals of many of these letters are 
in The Library Company of Philadelphia. 

632. Thomas Stewardson Papers, 1716-1900. Approx. 2,000 

items. Presented by Eleanor Stewardson, 1929. 

Records of commercial activities, shipping, land speculation, 
legal matters, and Quaker affairs, etc., of the colonial and early 
national periods, and additional family papers of a later date. 
A large portion of the correspondence, 1770-92, is with Frederick 
Pigon, of London, Eng., pertaining to the disposal of iron 
foundries and land holdings in the colonies, in which Henry 
Drinker and Abel James were interested. Among the papers are 
miscellaneous land patents, 1716-1820; bonds, indentures, re- 
ceipts, tax records for Pigon lands, 1798-1831; leases on Phila- 
delphia properties, 1719; fire insurance policies for Philadel- 
phia estates, 1784; tax lists of Washington and Bedford coun- 
ties, 1789; an account of the Pennamites, 1770; miscellaneous 
broadsides, 1775; Quaker boarding school receipts, 1795; lot- 
tery tickets for the construction of the Schuylkill, Susquehanna, 
and Delaware canals, 1795; price reports, 1802; turnpike road 
construction papers, 1807; personal account book, 1777-1786, 
1 vol.; records of estate settlements, family correspondence, 
genealogical notes on various families, and other items. 

633. Amos Stiles Day Book, 1812-21.1 vol. 

The daybook of Amos Stiles, wheelwright of Moorestown, N.J., 
reflects the commercial activities of the community and adjacent 
territory. The names entered in the book contribute data on 
early families of Moorestown. 

634. Charles Janeway Stille Papers, 1845-93. Approx. 500 

items. Presented by Charles J. Stille, 1893. 

Among these papers are about 50 letters, written to Stille, 1862- 
64, which reflect the effect of the Civil War on writers; corre- 
spondence on personal and family matters, and letters and 
papers pertaining to University of Pennsylvania, 1853-1900; 
letter from Lincoln concerning Stille's pamphlet, How a Free 
People Conduct a Long War, 1862-63; 5 boxes of manuscripts 
of Stille's historical writings: "Logan and Wayne," 'American 
Colonial History," "Anthony Wayne," "Proprietary Govern- 
ment under the Successors of William Penn," "English History," 
"Silas Deane," "International Law," "Medieval History," "Mod- 



ern History," "Maximilian in Mexico," "Madame de Stael," and 
others. Stille (1819-99) was a historian and provost of the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania. 

635. Dr. Anthony E. Stocker Papers, 1826-88. 50 items. 

Papers relating to Stocker's appointments and commissions in 
the Civil War. They include a letter of Abraham Lincoln, and 
correspondence concerning personal and family matters. 

636. Mrs. W. S. Stockton Cash Account Book, 1823. 1 vol. 

Cash account book of Mrs. W. S. Stockton of Philadelphia, 
shows business transactions with prominent people of the 
period. 

637. Elwood Redman Stokes Manuscripts, 1840-43. 1 vol. 

Presented by William E. Stokes, 1936. 

A volume containing the roll, minutes, and a brief history of 
the West Philadelphia Lyceum; included are poems and notes 
on geology. 

638. William Strahan Letters, 1751-76. 40 items. 

These letters of William Strahan, London printer, bookseller, 
and associate of Benjamin Franklin, were addressed to David 
Hall, printer and merchant of Philadelphia, and to his son, 
William Hall. The letters describe the English political scene, 
activities of Parliament in the crucial years before the American 
Revolution, East India Company affairs, colonial legislation, 
elections, the question of quartering troops in the colonies, 
disturbances in Boston, and other incidents leading to the War 
for Independence. There are references to Franklin's travels, 
his friendship with Strahan, and his examination before the 
House of Commons. 

Published in P.M.H.B., X (1886), 86-99, 217-232, 322-333, 461- 
473; XI (1887), 98-111, 223-234, 346-357, 482-490; XII (1888), 
116-122, 240-251. 

639. James Strawbridge Correspondence, 1772-1802. Approx. 

1,000 items. Presented by George S. Cullen, 1930. 

Miscellaneous business correspondence relating to Strawbridge's 
mercantile interests and to land transactions; bills, orders, re- 
ceipts, indentures. 



640. Strettell Papers, 1686-1820. Approx. 500 items. 

Legal documents and correspondence relating to trade, land 
transactions, politics, and personal affairs, 1737-1820; deeds and 
patents to land in New Jersey, 1686-1810, involving the interests 
of Robert and Amos Strettell, shippers and landowners in Penn- 
sylvania and New Jersey. 

641. Amos Strettell Charity Book, 1757-78. 1 vol. 

Accounts of funds left for "charity entrusted by Miss Jane Has- 
sell's will to the disposal of Amos Strettell." 

642. Gilbert Stuart Catalogue, 1828. 1 vol. 

A catalogue of an exhibition of 182 portraits painted by Gil- 
bert Stuart, exhibited in Boston after his death, 1828. 

643. William A. Sullivan Autograph Album, ca. 1876. 1 vol. 

Presented by Mrs. William A. Sullivan. 

Collection of autographs of Sullivan's friends in various parts 
of the United States. 

644. Susquehanna and Delaware Navigation Company Pa- 

pers, 1796-97. Approx. 35 items. Purchased by the Li- 
brary Fund. 

Surveys, calculations, accounts, statements, and correspondence 
relating to the construction and maintenance of the canal. 

645. James M. Swank Papers, 1785, 1871-98. Approx. 250 

items. Presented by Mrs. James Swank. 

Correspondence of James M. Swank, secretary of the American 
Iron and Steel Association, with industrialists, political leaders, 
and others, relating to tariff and to the development of the iron 
industry in the United States. Among the correspondents are: 
George Bancroft, 1885; William Belknap, 1871; Simon Cameron, 
1876; H. C. Carey, 1871; Andrew Carnegie, 1898; S. P. Chase, 
1872; A. G. Curtin, 1878; John Dallzell, 1896; Hamilton Fish, 
1871; H. C. Frick, 1893; A. Gorman, 1894; Benjamin Harrison, 
1888; Marcus A. Hanna, 1902; William McKinley, 1891; Justin 
S. Morrill, 1893; O. H. Piatt, 1884; M. S. Quay, 1884; Samuel J. 
Randall, 1884; Carl Schurz, 1872; General W. T. Sherman, 
1871; J. W. Forney, and others. There are also letters of an 
earlier period contributing information on political and eco- 



nomic trends: Hugh H. Brackenridge, 1808; John Binns, 
1812; Abner Lacock, draft of a letter, 1832, to President An- 
drew Jackson concerning the Seminole and Florida War, and 
revealing J. C. Calhoun's attitude toward Jackson in 1818; 
Henry C. Clay, 1849; John C. Breckinridge, 1860; James Mon- 
roe, 1822; deeds of John Penn, Jr., and John Penn, 1785, con- 
veying land in Westmoreland County; and other items. 

646. W. Marshall Swayne Collection, 1701-1812. Approx. 

200 items. Presented by A. Casanova Swayne, 1922. 

Collection of legal papers and surveys relating to land in Chester 
County. 

647. Swedish Manuscripts, 1636-1811. Approx. 500 items. Pre- 

sented by M. Mickley. 

Collection of copies of letters and miscellaneous manuscripts, 
containing material on the Swedish settlement on the Delaware 
River. 

648. Sypher's History of Pennsylvania, ca. 1868. Approx. 600 

pages. Purchased by the Charles Morton Smith Fund. 

The manuscript of J. R. Sypher's History of Pennsylvania, pub- 
lished in 1868; also related historical notes. 
Accession note: P.M.H.B., LX (1936), 95. 

649. Tax and Assessment Books, Philadelphia and Mont- 

gomery Counties, 1762-1855. Approx. 725 volumes. Pre- 
sented by the City of Philadelphia. 

These miscellaneous records of local administration fall into 
four main divisions: County of Philadelphia, City of Phila- 
delphia, Philadelphia Townships, and Montgomery County. 
There are a few Bucks County items. 

County of Philadelphia: account books of Michael Baker, 
William Baker, Peter Hartzog, Robert McMullen, treasurers, 
1806-7, 1811-12, 1816; allowance book, 1842; funding tax, 1785; 
book of allowances for county tax, 1792; book containing names 
of vagrants, 1809-15; book sales, 1839-41; city and state assess- 
ments, personal tax, 832; catalogue of books, commissioners 
office, 1827; collectors' book, 1849; collectors' receipts, provin- 
cial tax, 1757; damages paid for public roads, 1831-37; election 
returns, 1842, 1853; grand jury returns, 1849; mayor's court rec- 



649. ords, 1828-1839; memorandum book, county tax, 1782, 1786, 
1792-93, 1795, 1797, 1801-3, 1807-8, 1811-13; funding tax, 
1787; militia roll book, 1792; minute book, county commission- 
ers, 779; roll book, jurors, 1802; schedules of balance due on 
accounts of hospital taxes, 1794-1802; schedules of John Baker, 
treasurer, sale of material from old jail and workhouse, 1785, 
1801-4; receipts, 1802; assessor's receipts, 1850-51; index to 
enumeration of residents of the County of Philadelphia, includ- 
ing all townships, n.d.; miscellaneous indexes, n.d. 

City of Philadel p hia: Cedar Ward, assessments; 1805, 1807-9, 
1817; enumeration, 1821, 1828, 1835; state tax, 1841. Chestnut 
Ward, assessments, 1779-83, 1785-89, 1791-1800, 1807-12, 1817-18, 
1820; school enumeration, 1812, 1815; county tax, 1812; enum- 
eration, 1815-16, 1821, 1828; state tax, 1841; jurors selected, n.d.; 
sale of city lots, 1781; constables' returns for city tax, 1775. Dock 
Ward, assessments, 1773-75, 1783, 1797, 1802-5, 1809-11, 1846. 
Dock Ward, South, assessments, 1783. Dock Ward, North, as- 
sessments, 1789, 1791, 1793-94, 1796-99, 1800-1801; state tax, 1840; 
abatement, 1780-81; city tax, 1792; county tax, 1794, 1814, 1847; 
enumeration, 1821, 1828, 1835; memorandum book, 1783. High 
(Street) Ward, assessments, 1780-83, 1785-89, 1791-99, 1806, 
1809, 1818-20; enumeration, 1821, 1828, 1835; state tax, 1841; 
county tax, 1811. Locust Ward, assessments, 1801-5, 1810, 
1818-20; enumeration, 1828, 1835; school enumeration, 1813; 
state tax, 1841. Lower Delaware Ward, 1779-83, 1785-89, 1791- 
95, 1797-1803, 1806, 1809-11, 1812; enumeration, 1821, 1828, 
1835; funding tax, 1788. Middle Ward, assessments, 1775, 1783, 
1785-87, 1789, 1791, 1793-96, 1809-10; enumeration, 1821, 1828, 
1835; funding tax, 1785; state tax, 1841. Mulberry Ward, South, 
1787-89, 1791, 1793-95, 1796-1802, 1805-8, 1809-11, 1810; county 
tax, 1812; enumeration, 1821, 1828; state tax, 1841. Mulberry 
Ward, North, assessments, 1788-89, 1791, 1793-94, 1796-97, 1807, 
1809-10, 1816; book of allowances, 1795-96; county tax, 1793-94; 
tax of carriages, 1788-93; enumeration, 1811-13, 1816, 1821, 1828, 
1835; funding tax, 1788; memorandum book, 1796-98; state tax, 
1841. Mulberry Ward, East, assessments, 1770; constables re- 
turns, 1780. New Market Ward, assessments, 1785-89, 1791-94, 
1796, 1798-1800, 1809-11, 1814, 1841-43; city tax, 1793; county 
tax, 1819; enumeration, 1821, 1835; state tax, 1835, 1841; tax 
on billiard tables, 1786; tax on carriages, 1787. North Ward, 
assessments, 1781-89; 1791-1804, 1807, 1810-11; county tax, 1795, 
1810; enumeration, 1821, 1828, 1835; state tax, 1841. Pine Ward, 






enumeration, 1828, 1835; state tax, 1841. Returns of assessors, 
James D. Campbell and Robert Armstrong., 3rd ward, 3rd pre- 
cinct, assessments, 1854. Southward, assessments, 1785-89, 1791, 
1793-96, 1798-1800, 1802-9, 1841-44; city tax assessments, 1799, 
1808, 1810, 1814-18; enumeration, 1815, 1821, 1828; state tax, 
1835. Upper Delaware Ward, assessments, 1779-83, 1785-89, 1791, 
1795, 1807, 1809-12, 1818-20; county tax, 1793; state tax, 1841; 
tax book, 1817; enumerations, 1815, 1821, 1828, 1835; index, 
1819. Walnut Ward, assessments, 1762, 1779, 1783, 1785-87, 1789, 
1791-99; enumeration, 1816, 1821, 1828; index, 1835; state tax, 
1841. 

Philade lp hia Townshi ps: Blockley Township, assessments, 
1779-89, 1791-1814, 1816; county tax, 1800, 1810, 1813, 1851; 
enumeration, 1796, 1811-13, 1816, 1821, 1828, 1835, 1840; school 
enumeration, 1816; state tax, 1841. Byberry Township, assess- 
ments, 1785-89, 1791-98, 1800-1803, 1807-8, 1810-16, 1818-21, 1824; 
enumeration, 1821, 1828; state tax, 1841, 1850; index for 1804. 
Frankford, assessments, 1776-79. Germantown Township, assess- 
ments, 1780-83, 1785-89, 1791-1800, 1809-11; enumeration, 1811- 
12, 1814-16, 1821, 1828, 1835; school enumeration, 1813; state 
tax, 1841. Kensington, east assessments, 1826; east enumeration, 
1828; west enumeration, 1828; enumerations, 1st ward, 1835 
2nd ward, 1835; 3rd ward, 1835; 4th ward, 1835; 5th ward 
1835; state tax, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th wards, 1841; assessments 
1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th wards, 1841; assessments, 1st, 2nd, 16th 
18th wards, 1853-54. Kingsessing Township, assessments, 1785 
89, 1791-95, 1797, 1806-13, 1815, 1826; county tax, 1811, 1812 
1814; enumeration, 1821, 1828; index and assessments, 1816 
state tax, 1841; county state tax, 1841. Manayunk, Upper Ward 
county tax, 1853. Moyamensing Township, assessments, 1779 
83, 1785-89, 1791-1800, 1804-5, 1818, 1836; allowances, 5th 
ward, 1850; county tax, 1794, 1814-15; 1st ward, 1848-51; 5th 
ward, 1850; tax book, 1853; enumeration, 1821-28, 1835; state 
tax, 1st ward, 1841, 1848; 2nd ward, 1841; 3rd ward, 1841, 1850; 
4th ward, 1841. Northern Liberties, assessments, 1st ward, 1835; 
2nd ward, 1819; 3rd ward, 1820, 1822, 1843-45, 1852; 4th ward, 
1841; 5th ward, 1820, 1826; 6th ward, 1819-26, 1847, 1853-54; 
7th ward, 1841; unincorporated, 1848; east assessments, 1783, 
1785-89, 1791-92, 1795-98, 1801-2, 1804, 1821; west assessments, 
1783, 1785-88, 1791-92, 1795, 1797-98, 1808-9, 1817, 1819-21; 
east unincorporated, 1819, 1823, 1826; county tax book, 1819; 
city tax, 1854; state tax, 1st, 3rd, 5th, 6th wards, 1841; state 



649. county tax, 1832; enumerations, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th wards, 1821, 
1828, 1835; unincorporated, 1818, 1828, 1835; 5th, 6th, 7th 
wards, 1821, 1828, 1835; enumerations, west, 1821; school tax, 
3rd ward, 1853. Oxford Township, assessments, 1785-87, 1788- 
89, 1791-98, 1803-8, 1813, 1815, 1817; enumerations, 1821, 1835; 
state assessments, 1841, 1846. Passyunk Township, assessments, 
1785-89, 1791-1804, 1807, 1810, 1815, 1817, 1851; enumerations, 
1821, 1828, 1835; state tax, 1841. Penn District, county tax, 
1847; duplicate of corporation tax, 1850; 1st ward, 1852; 1st 
ward lamp-watch tax, 1852; 2nd ward assessment, lamp-watch 
tax, 1852; 3rd ward corporation tax, 1852; 1st ward corporation 
tax, 1853. Penn Township, assessments, 1816-17, 1826, 1841; 
enumerations, 1813-16, 1821, 1828, 1835; state tax, 1841; west 
precinct, 1849-51; north city tax, 1854. South Penn district, 
county tax, 1847; state tax, 1847. Richmond, assessments, 1848- 
49. Roxborough Township, assessments, 1781-82, 1785-89, 1791, 
1794, 1795-1800, 1806, 1808-12, 1814, 1816; enumerations, 1821, 
1828; tax, 1835; state tax, 1841, 1853. Southwark, assessments, 
1779, 1785-89, 1791-92, 1794-96, 1799-1803, 1808-10; assessments, 
1st and 4th wards, 1841; county tax, 1793, 1819; enumeration, 
1781, 1813, 1820-21, 1828, 1835, 1850; school enumeration, 1811- 
12, 1815; index, 1818; state tax, 2nd, 3rd, 5th wards, 1841. Spring 
Garden, assessments, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 7th wards, 1834, 1835, 
1839, 1841-42, 1844, 1853-54; state tax, 1st, 2nd wards, 1841; 
enumeration, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th wards, 1835; loan book, 1845-85. 
West Philadelphia, assessments, 1841; 2nd ward, 1854; state 
tax, 1846; 2nd ward, 1852. 

Mont g omer y Count y: Abington Township, assessments, 1779- 
83. Cheltenham Township, assessments, 1775, 1779-82. Douglass 
Township, assessments, 1779-83. Franconia Township, assess- 
ments, 1779-83. Frederick Township, assessments, 1780-83. 
Gwynedd Township, assessments, 1779-83. Hatfield Township, 
assessments, 1779-83. Horsham Township, assessments, 1781. 
Limerick Township, assessments, 1779-83. Lower Dublin Town- 
ship, assessments, 1776, 1779-83, 1791-99, 1809-11, 1814; enumer- 
ations, 1821, 1828, 1835; state tax, 1841. Lower Merion Town- 
ship, assessments, 1779-82, 1785, 1787. Lower Salford Township, 
assessments, 1779-83. Marlborough Township, assessments, 1780- 
83. Montgomery Township, assessments, 1779-83. Moreland 
Township, assessments, 1776, 1779, 1783-89, 1793-1805, 1810, 
1815, 1820; enumerations, 1821, 1828; state tax, 1841. New 
Hanover Township, assessments, 1779-93. Norriton Town- 



ship, assessments, 1779-83. Plymouth Township, assessments, 
1780-83. Providence Township, assessments, 1780-83. Skippack 
Township, assessments, 1779-83. Springfield Township, assess- 
ments, 1779-83. Towamensing Township, assessments, 1779-82 
Upper Dublin Township, assessments, 1779-73. Upper Hanover 
Township, assessments, 1779-83. Upper Merion Township, as- 
sessments, 1779-81. Upper Salford Township, assessments, 1779- 
83. Whitemarsh Township, assessments, 1780-83. Whitpain 
Township, assessments, 1779-83. Worcester Township, assess- 
ments, 1779-83. 

Bucks Count y: Bristol Township, assessments, 1779-83, 1785- 
89, 1791-95, 1797-1804, 1808-11, 1817; county tax, 1810; enumer- 
ations, 1821, 1828, 1835; state tax, 1820, 1841. 

650. Bayard Taylor Sketch Book, 1845-46. 1 vol. Presented 

by James M. Price, 1911. 

Sketches of views in Italy and France, made during a walking 
tour in Europe, 1844-46, by Taylor (1825-78). 

651. Jacob and Isaac Taylor Papers, 1672-1775. Approx. 

3,600 items. Purchased by The Historical Society. 

Correspondence, 1683-1750, 2 vols.; miscellaneous documents 
and letters, 1672-1775, 1 vol.; Chester County warrants, 1682- 
1748, 3 vols.; Chester County surveys, 1701-40, 3 vols.; Delaware 
County surveys, 1682-1740, 2 vols.; Lancester County warrants, 
1710-42, 2 vols.; Lancaster County surveys, 1701-40, 2 vols.; New 
Castle County, Del., warrants and surveys, 1679-1740, 1 vol.; 
field notes, 1736-41, 1 vol. 

652. Lawrence Buckley Thomas Genealogical Notes, 1877. 

Approx. 200 pages. 

Pedigrees of the Thomas family and related Maryland families, 
illustrated with views and coats of arms. 

653. Lydia and Mary B. Thomas Manuscripts, 1826-32. 2 vols. 

Presented by M. T. Van Lear. 

Literary compositions in prose and verse, with miniature draw- 
ings in water color. 

654. Thompson Collection, 1607-1903. 125 vols, and approx. 

6,000 items. Purchased by the Gratz Fund. 



This collection is comprised of papers of Jonah Thompson and 
his descendants, Philadelphia Quakers, humanitarians, mer- 
chants, ironmasters, and landowners. 

The papers of the period, 1745-1850, pertain to commerce, 
land transactions, and manufacture. They include Jonah 
Thompson's manuscript books on the manufacture of iron, nails, 
machinery, etc., 1783-1829, 4 vols., and journals while abroad, 
1812, 4 vols.; George Thompson papers, 1769-1876, relate to 
land holdings at Fort Pitt, legal controversies, administration 
of estates, Thompson's business interests in the Pennsylvania 
Salt Company, in iron, coal, copper, potash, etc., 1831-76, and 
to Eastern Penitentiary, 1839-50; among the papers of John 
Thompson, 1793-1803, are his accounts with Robert Morris; 
John J. Thompson papers, 1803-1903, relate to the iron indus- 
try, manufacture of steam engines, machinery, and his other 
interests; papers of estates in which the Thompsons were in- 
terested; Joseph Trotter's papers, 1725-1868, include items on 
literature, ethics, commerce; Newbold family papers, 1755-1838, 
letter and daybooks, material on Mexico; Abel James, mer- 
chant, account with Lawrence Growdon, 1765-1868; John Har- 
per papers, 1776-79; Thomas Pleasants' papers, 1776-93; Henry 
Drinker papers, 1771-83; Joseph Galloway papers, 1782-92; ac- 
counts, legal papers, bonds, deeds, surveys, 1607-1851; Quak- 
eriana, monthly meeting reports, etc., 1661-1802; copies of 
deeds, 1676-89; Sir William Johnson letter to Teedyuscung, 
1760; New England colonists' petition against the Sugar Act, 
1763; petition for a road from Philadelphia to Chester, 1764; 
North Carolina land warrants, surveys, leases, 1796-1838; Deaf 
and Dumb Institution, Philadelphia, papers ,1813-17; Thaddeus 
Stevens letters, 1813; William C. Poultney, journal on board the 
brig Washington, 1805; journal of a trip to Europe on the 
Montyuma, 1827; James Gallagher journal, Easton through 
New Jersey, 1831; Hanover Furnace records, 1793-1838; Bridge- 
water, N.J., copper mine records, 1831; broadsides on fire ex- 
tinguishers, 1848. 

655. Jonah Thompson Collection, 1683-1854. Approx. 350 
items. 

These papers relate particularly to colonial Pennsylvania: cor- 
respondence relating to agreements between Lord Baltimore 
and William Penn; letters from Benjamin Franklin, Robert 
Morris, Thomas Penn, and other noted men, pertaining to 






political and social matters; an account of Indian religious be- 
liefs, by Conrad Weiser; some pamphlets, broadsides, and early 
views of Philadelphia. 

656. Rebecca Thompson Manuscripts, 1827. 2 vols. 
Lyrical compositions in prose and verse. 

657. Charles Thomson Household Memorandum Book, 

1792-93. 1 vol. Purchased by the Dreer Fund, 1934. 

Memoranda of accounts, household goods, farm products, per- 
sonal and domestic affairs. Included in the volume is Poulson's 
Town and Country Almanack, 1793. 

658. Charles Thomson Papers, 1774-1811. 9 vols. 

The papers of Charles Thomson (1729-1824), secretary of the 
Continental Congress, include records of the Continental Con- 
gress, other documents relating to the Revolutionary period, 
and manuscripts of his translations from the Greek New Testa- 
ment; secret journals of Congress, 1774-80; Charles Thomson's 
defense in Congress against charges of Henry Laurens, 1779; 
account of official ceremony on the occasion of the French 
Minister's appearance before Congress, 1782; Charles Thomson 
letter book, 1784; scrapbook, 1782-1811; account book, 1815-16; 
original manuscript of Thomson's translation from the Greek 
of "The New Covenant commonly called The New Testa- 
ment," n.d. (one volume marked "not a correct copy"), "Synopsis 
of the Four Evangelists," n.d.; interpretations of Biblical words 
and their translation from Greek into English. 

659. William Tilghman Correspondence, 1772-1827. Approx. 

8,500 items. Presented by William M. Tilghman, 1889. 

Letters to William Tilghman (1756-1827), Philadelphia lawyer 
and jurist, from clients, friends, and members of his family. 
The main portion of the collection pertains to claims, contro- 
versies, collections of debts, land settlements, suits in court, and 
other legal matters; bills and accounts of money spent for wear- 
ing apparel and similar commodities; receipts for pew rents in 
Christ Church, Philadelphia; accounts of the purchase and sale 
of slaves; traveling expense accounts. 

660. William Till Letters, 1735-45. 1 vol. 

These are typewritten copies of William Till's letters, written 



to merchants in England, West Indies, and other places. They 
relate to trade, shipping, prices of commodities, insurance, car- 
goes, legal matters. 

661. Maria Mathilda Bingham de Tilly Letters, 1799. 1 

vol. 

The letters relate to her divorce from Comte de Tilly, Apr. 1 1 
to June 17, 1799. 

662. Terence Tirowen Manuscripts, 1835-94. Purchased by 

the Library Fund, 1926. 

Copies of Tirowen's miscellaneous writings, "being for the most 
part familiar letters in rhyme, written in youth from the coun- 
try of his adoption to kindred in his native land," compiled in 
1880. 

663. Michael Todd Genealogical Records, 1698. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by John R. Witcraft, 1911. 

Copy of a record of the ancestry of Michael Todd, an early 
settler in Dorchester and Caroline counties, Md. 

664. Chevalier Lewis de Tousard Military Papers, 1765- 

1837. 50 items. 

These papers relate to the service in the American army of 
Tousard (1749-1821), lieutenant colonel attached to Washing- 
ton's staff; congressional citations; his commissions, bearing the 
signatures of Washington, John Adams, James Madison, Thom- 
as Jefferson, Lafayette, and others. 

665. Robert Towers Papers, 1694-1808. Approx. 150 items. 

Presented by the heirs of Eliza F. E. Fraser. 

The family papers of Robert Towers, Sarah Evans, Issachar 
Evans, Elizabeth Gostelowe, and Robert Towers, Jr., relate 
chiefly to land speculation in west New Jersey and Pennsylvania, 
including: 5 parchment deeds, 1739-69; indentures, bonds of 
indebtedness; the will of Robert Towers, Jr., 1783; and some 
miscellaneous items. 

666. Transportation Lines Record Books, 1798-1865. 11 vols. 

Presented by various persons. 

Columbian Transportation Lines for New York: journal, 1823- 



24, 1 vol.; company for erecting a permanent bridge over the 
Schuylkill River at Philadelphia: stockholders' record book, 
1798-1803, 1 vol.; stock transfer book, 1799-1815, 1 vol.; stock 
certificates, 1804-5, 1 vol. Philadelphia and Lancaster Stage 
Transportation Co.: account book, 1792-1865, 1 vol.; records, 
1798-99, 1 vol. Union Transportation Lines for New York: 
journals, 1824-25, 2 vols. Union Transportation Lines for Phila- 
delphia: records, 1824, 2 vols. Western Stage Transportation 
Co.: drivers' account ledger, 1831-35, 1 vol. Western Transpor- 
tation Line for Baltimore: shipping records, sloop William 
Penn, 1827-28, 1 vol. 

667. Anna Maria Trauthmann Manuscripts, 1760-67. 1 vol. 

Presented by William C. Malin. 

"Letzte Stunden," essays, poetry, and letters, describing religious 
revelations experienced before death. In German. 

668. Treaty of Amity, United States and England, 1799- 

1804. 50 items. 

Record of claims against the governments of the United States 
and England, made by their citizens, to be adjusted according to 
the Treaty of Amity, Commerce and Navigation, 1795. 

669. William Trent Manuscripts, 1775. 1 vol. Purchased by 

The Historical Society. 

A brief history of Indian warfare, 1765, and legal opinions con- 
cerning the validity of William Trent's title to land on the 
Ohio, ceded to him by the Six Nations in 1768. Documents 
bear signatures of Henry Dagge, John Glynn, counsellors, and 
of B. Franklin and P. Henry, 1775. 

670. James Trimble Papers, 1782-1835, 6 boxes. Approx. 2,000 

items. Presented by Annie A. Graff, 1921. 

Records of Trimble's (1755-1836) official activities as deputy 
secretary of Pennsylvania, and his correspondence relating to 
personal affairs and commercial ventures. Among the papers 
are: the account book of the secretary of the Commonwealth, 
1793-1801; account of receipts for furnishing military standards 
to Pennsylvania military regiments; deeds, agreements of sales 
of lands; advertising accounts; receipt book, 1782-84; memo- 
randum book, 1798-1800; expense account book, 1794; bank- 



books in account with Harrisburg banks, 1812-15, 1815-16, 1821- 
23; bankbooks in account with Lancaster banks, 1803-8, 1808- 
12; newspaper clippings, 1824; James Trimble in account with 
John Foster, 1834-35; insurance policies; powers of attorney, 
real estate agreements, leases, and other items of official and per- 
sonal character. 

671. Anna Pyewell Trites Family Papers, 1739-1859. 25 

items. Presented by Anna Pyewell Trites, 1933. 

Genealogical notes on the Trites, Moore, Helene, and Pyewell 
families: marriage certificates, 1786-1856; letters, agreements, 
invitations, etc.; copy of John Curtis Clay, Annals of the Swedes 
on the Delaware, 1835. 

672. Commodore Thomas Truxton Naval Papers, 1798-1801. 

3 vols. Purchased by The Historical Society. 

Truxton's letter book, aboard the U.S.S. Constellation, 1798-99; 
his journal, aboard the same ship, 1798-1800; his letter book 
aboard the U.S.S. President, 1800-1801. 

673. The Rev. Dr. C. H. B. Turner Papers, 1687-1875. 

Approx. 1,500 items. Presented by C. H. B Turner. 

This collection, assembled by Dr. Turner, pertains chiefly to the 
early history of Sussex County, Del. Included are: "Minute 
Book C," a copy of the minutes of the commissioners for the 
proprietors of Pennsylvania, pertaining to surveys and grants 
of land to the first settlers in Sussex County, 1687-1732; returns 
and surveys of lands, with plats, giving names of settlers, 1725- 
1807; the Rev. William Becket's "Notices and Letters concern- 
ing incidents at Lewes Town," with observations on religious, 
social, and educational matters, 1727-35; Thomas Rodney com- 
monplace book, containing data on elections, names of candi- 
dates, and laws of George Town, Sussex County, 1791-1827; 
official records of bonds, deeds, and petitions, recorded in Sussex 
County; Susan Marriner accounts, with data on tailoring and 
prices of wearing apparel, 1784-1801; list of taxables, Sussex 
County, 1874-75. 

674. Mary Tyndale Brief of Title, 1684-1867. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by the George de Benneville Keim Memorial, 
1934. 



Transcript of the title to land from Front Street to Second 
Street, Philadelphia, granted by William Penn to Thomas 
Wynne, 1684. 

675. United States Bank Papers, 1797-1850. Approx. 2,200 

items. Presented by Israel W. Morris, Horace W. Smith, 
Mrs. John Struthers. 

Collection of miscellaneous papers from various sources, relating 
to the business of the United States Bank: letters, 1797-1859; 
financial reports, some signed by Nicholas Biddle, powers of 
attorney, bank notes, bills of exchange, loan and stock certifi- 
cates, pension vouchers, etc., 1799-1839; papers of Paschall 
Hollingsworth relate to settlement of Bank accounts after its 
discontinuance, 1843-50; report of a committee of citizens of 
Philadelphia to present a memorial to Congress and to President 
Jackson for return of government deposits to the United States 
Bank, 1834; checks, subscribers' lists, agreements, etc., of the 
Bank of Pennsylvania, 1797-1849. 

676. United States Constitutional Centennial Commission 

Papers, 1886-87. Approx. 2,200 items. Presented by the 
Commission. 

Records of the Commission: list of names of guests invited, let- 
ters of acceptance, letters of refusal, and miscellaneous letters, 
1887; official programs, broadsides, pamphlets, memorial to the 
Senate and House of Representatives, songs, tickets, etc., 1887; 
correspondence of Colonel A. Loudon Snowden, marshal of 
Philadelphia, 1887; letter book, guests' register book, account 
book of expenditures, letter copy book, acceptance book, maga- 
zines, etc., 1886-87. 

677. United States Manuscripts, 1733-99". 12 items. Purchased 

by The Historical Society, 1890. 

These miscellaneous items include: order in council on title of 
lands in Maine, 1733; letter of John Peagrum, 1737; letters on 
the defense of the colonies against the French, 1754; James 
Hamilton letter to General Monckton, 1760; observations on 
the relations of Great Britain with the United States, ca. 1785; 
and other items. 

678. United States Navy Department Papers, 1831-77. 

Approx. 150 items. Purchased by The Historical Society. 



Letters, general orders, court-martial records, regulations, etc., 
addressed to officials at the Navy Yard, Philadelphia. Among 
the commanders mentioned are James Barron, Charles Stewart, 
Captain George C. Read, and others. Some of the letters and 
documents bear the signature of Levi Woodbury, John Boyle, 
Mahlon Dickerson, A. P. Upshur, and George Bancroft. 

679. United States Sanitary Commission and Fair Papers, 

1861-73. Approx. 3,500 items. Some items purchased by 
the Bowman Fund and some donated. 

Material on humanitarian efforts made during the Civil War 
by the Philadelphia Association of the United States Sanitary 
Commission: correspondence of Mrs. Thomas P. James, relat- 
ing chiefly to the sale of autographs during the Fair; minute 
book of the commission, 1861-73, containing names of officials 
and members; bills, vouchers, reports, bank and check books, 
and other items. 

680. Universalist Church Papers, 1810-1934. Approx. 50 vols. 

Presented by Thomas Butler. 

Among the records of the First Universalist Church, Philadel- 
phia, are: minutes of the vestry, 1810-93; miscellaneous docu- 
ments, 1812-44; pew books, 1819-25, 1893; ledgers, 1833-96; ac- 
counts, 1866-75; Sunday School Association records, 1866-74; 
treasury books, 1854-68; correspondence with Pennsylvania 
Universalist Convention, 1893, 1909; Fernwood Cemetery 
Papers, 1890-1934; Missionary Society material, etc. Records of 
the Third Universalist Church, Philadelphia, 1840-55, 4 vols., 
include: minutes, accounts, ledgers, constitution, etc. There are 
also Sunday School attendance books of the First Unitarian 
Church, 1874-77, 2 vols. 

681. Louis du Pui Vali Collection, 1703-1861. Approx. 300 

items. Presented by Louis du Pui Vali. 

Collection of deeds, 1703-1814, papers and correspondence, both 
legal and personal, 1795-1861, chiefly from the estates of Judge 
John Hollowel and Judge George M. Strand of Harrisburg. 

682. Francis Adrian van der Kemp Autobiography, 1817. 1 

vol. Presented by Pauline E. Henry, 1871. 

A copy of the autobiography of Francis Adrian van der Kemp, 



a Dutch patriot, intellectual leader, and friend of the early 
American government. It contains accounts of war in the 
Netherlands, Van der Kemp's arrival and sojourn in America, 
and his friendship with many political and social leaders, such 
as John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, George Washington, De Witt 
Clinton, and others. 

683. Margarita Van Varick Inventory, 1695-96. Presented by 

Harrold E. Gillingham. 

A photostat of the inventory of the estate of Margarita Van 
Varick, widow of Rudolphus Van Varick, of Flatbush, Long 
Island, N.Y. Included is a list of names of debtors to the estate, 
which contributes data on early Dutch families settled in Long 
Island and adjacent territory. This copy was made by the New 
York State Library, 1930, from original records of the Court 
of Appeals, Albany, N.Y. 

684. Vaux Papers, 1686-1893. Approx. 4,500 items. Presented 

by Mrs. Mary Vaux Buckley. 

The letters pertain to social and political reform, penology, the 
regulation of hospitals, and problems of general welfare. There 
are also letters of a domestic character and some pertain to 
local and national political events during Richard Vaux's term 
as mayor of Philadelphia, 1856-57. Included are: Richard Vaux 
diaries, 1779-80, 1781-82; typewritten copy of a journal, 1781; 
his account book, Bank of America, 1789; poetry and prose, 
1762-1814; acts of assembly; notes on the Insane Hospital, 
ordinances, resolutions, receipts and accounts; approx. 50 auto- 
graph letters from officers in the French army, 1686-1789; 
minutes of the stockholders of the Bank of Northern Liberties, 
1811; Richard Vaux docket book, 1856; his expense account 
and checkbook, 1848-52; scrapbooks, 1831-80; visiting cards, 
invitations, and printed notices of social and cultural events, 
1779-1878. 

685. James W. Wallace Papers, 1811-62. Approx. 2,500 items. 

Presented by the estate of J. W. Wallace. 

Family papers reflecting the affairs of John Wallace, of Harris- 
burg, merchant and deputy secretary of Pennsylvania, 1836-39: 
bills and receipts for merchandise, contributing information on 
business conditions, trade, prices, and commodities; papers of 



Wallace and Elder, merchants, 1819-24; Dr. C. M. McPherson 
papers, 1840-45; estate papers of John A. Stehley, Joshua Elder, 
John Rhoades, James Emerson, Francis M. Greene, March E. 
Kelso, and others. 

686. John William Wallace Collection, 1725-1854. Approx. 

1,700 items. 

Letters from George Washington, Alexander Hamilton, James 
Madison, Charles C. Pinckney, Benjamin Tilghman, Daniel 
Webster, Benjamin Rush, Duke of Wellington, and other are 
in this collection. They are scattered through the volumes of 
William Bradford, United States Attorney General, 1772-96, and 
the volume of letters and documents of the Rev. Robert Black- 
well, chaplain at Valley Forge, and of Thomas Willing, finan- 
cier, 1771-1854. The remainder of the Wallace collection is com- 
posed largely of family papers: letters of John Maddox, the Rev. 
W. Wallace, J. Wallace, and Joshua Maddox Wallace, 1725- 
1801; letters to Joshua Maddox Wallace, 1784-1819, 1 vol.; let- 
ters to John B. Wallace and his wife, 1805-48, 2 vols.; letters to 
Mrs. Susan Wallace, 1800-1849, 2 vols. 

Six items of William Bradford correspondence published in 
P.M.H.B., XL (1916), 335-343. 

687. Robert Waln Papers, 1792-1823. Approx. 500 items. Pre- 

sented by Dr. Emlen Wood, 1936. 

Most of these papers relate to the commercial transactions of 
Robert Wain in the East India and China trade and include 
some of his personal correspondence, 1799-1819; miscellaneous 
papers, passports, accounts, and bills, 1792-1823; insurance poli- 
cies, 1810-17; protest of loss and claim to indemnity for the ship 
Emila, wrecked 1811. There are papers of some literary interest, 
among which are the manuscripts of Robert Wain (1794-1825): 
"Horace in Philadelphia," 1813; "The Hermit in Philadelphia," 
1818-20; "Return of Regulars to Rome," 1811; notes on religion, 
temples, superstitions; and a list of books in the Wain house 
in Frankford, Philadelphia, 1818-19. 

Accession note: P.M.H.B., LX (1936), 93. 

688. Robert Walsh Papers, 1827-81. Approx. 50 items. Pre- 

sented by Dr. J. Francis Walsh, 1919. 

Autograph letters of noted men, including Lafayette, Chateau- 






briand, Baron Dupin, Sir Robert Peel, Alexander von Hum- 
boldt, Oliver Wendell Holmes, R. H. Dana, and others; docu- 
ments signed by John Tyler and Thomas Jefferson; and mis- 
cellaneous papers. 

689. Thomas U. Walter Genealogical Sketches, 1871. 1 vol. 

Presented by the estate of Ida Walter, 1918. 

This volume contains the records of the ancestry and family 
connections of Thomas U. Walter, Philadelphia architect and 
descendant of a German family that emigrated to Philadelphia 
in 1749. Many members of the family were prominent during 
the colonial period. 

690. War Service Committee Papers, 1918-19. Approx. 100 

items. (Superseded by item 1561.) 

Material on the Committee's efforts to entertain and care for 
soldiers and sailors in Philadelphia: army and navy officers' 
letters of acceptance to invitations to attend War Service Com- 
mittee entertainments; photographs, mementoes. 

691. Christopher L. Ward Diaries and Land Accounts, 1841- 

69. 2 vols. Purchased by the Dreer Fund. 

Diaries and the records of Ward's business and land transactions 
in Towanda, where he was active in business and politics. In 
the diary, 1863, there are several entries concerning state poli- 
tics in Harrisburg. 

692. Ann Warder Journals, 1786-89. 14 vols. Presented by the 

Cadbury estate, 1923, Sarah Cadbury, and Emma Cad- 
bury. 

Written in Philadelphia by Mrs. Ann Warder to her sister 
Elizabeth Head, in England, commenting on travel by ship and 
on land, on social customs, Quaker meetings, prominent Phila- 
delphia families, etc.; mentions the Wain, Emlen, Parke, Owen 
Biddle, Vaux, and Morris families. 

Extracts published in P.M.H.B., XVII (1893), 444-461; XVIII 
(1894), 51-63. 

693. John Warder Letter Books, 1776-78. Approx. 150 items. 

Presented by Henry Bond, 1894. 

Letters written by John Warder (1751-1828) while he was in 



England describe hazards of commerce, speculation in grain 
and other staple commodities, European opinion on the Ameri- 
can Revolution and its possible consequences. 

694. Warder,, Hoskins and Pearsall Papers, 1747-1886. 

Approx. 350 items. Presented by Mrs. Trevanion Dallas. 

This group of miscellaneous documents of the estate of Warder, 
Hoskins and Pearsall contains material on the commercial ac- 
tivities of Philadelphia merchants in the first half of the nine- 
teenth century: deeds, 1747-1886; miscellaneous correspond- 
ence, notes, and documents, 1747-1886; William S. Warder 
cashbook, 1829-31; ledger, 1829-31; Warder and Brother letter 
books, 1830-42, 1834-37; John N. Warder cashbooks, 1836-42, 
1843-65; journal, 1836-43; accounts, 1835-40; letter books, 1837- 
40, 1841-48; ledger and cashbook, 1843-44, and journal, 1843- 
58, of the executor of John N. Warder's estate; John N. Warder's 
accounts as executor of Ann Warder and William G. Warder, 
1868; receipts of William G. Warder, 1858-61. 

695. Washington Benevolent Society of Pennsylvania, 1814- 

29. Approx. 350 items. Presented by William Brooke 
Rawle. 

A collection of papers relating to the activities and financial af- 
fairs of the Society. Among the items are lists of names of stock- 
holders, legal papers, and items relating to the transfer of Penn 
properties. 

696. George Washington Collection, 1675-1883. 6 vols. Pur- 

chased by The Historical Society. 

The collection contains documents relating to the Washington 
family, 1675-1831; some letters of George Washington; Wash- 
ington pocket diary for 1796; his household account book, 1793- 
97; Martha Washington cookbook, subscription book for a 
purse for William A. Washington, 1883; catalogue of Washing- 
toniana sold by M. Thomas and Sons, 1876-79. 

Pocket diary, 1796, published in P.M.H.B., XXXVII (1913), 
230-239; household account book, 1793-97, in P.M.H.B., XXIX 
(1905), 385-406; XXX (1906), 30-56, 159-186, 309-331, 459-478; 
XXXI (1907), 53-82, 176-191, 320-350; cookbook in P.M.H.B., 
XXVII (1903), 436-440. 

697. John Fanning Watson Manuscripts, 1693-1855. 16 vols. 



Some items presented by John F. Watson, and some pur- 
chased by the Library Fund. 

These papers of a Philadelphia historian contain information 
on the cultural, social, and economic development of Pennsyl- 
vania. Included are autograph letters, sketches, pictures of his- 
toric landmarks, drafts, portraits of eminent men, newspaper 
clippings: Mason and Dixon Line material, 1750, 1 vol.; Lucy 
Watson's account of new settlers, 1762; account of John F. Wat- 
son's visit to Valley Forge, 1820, to Chester, 1827, to Delaware 
and Chesapeake Canal, 1829, 1 vol.; French exercises, by John 
F. Watson, 1803, 1 vol.; account of the first settlement of the 
townships of Buckingham and Solebury, Bucks County, by 
Dr. John Watson, 1804, 1 vol.; John F. Watson correspondence, 
1823-28, approx. 250 items. Manuscripts of Watson's works: 
"Annals of Philadelphia," 1829, 2 vols.; "Annals of Philadel- 
phia, Supplement," 1846, 1 vol.; "Visit to Tinicum," 1 vol.; 
"The Workings of Covetousness," 1853, 1 vol.; notes on Ger- 
man town, Roxborough and Valley Forge, 1855, 1 vol.; "Visit to 
Graeme Park, Horsham," 1855, 1 vol.; "Historical Notes and 
Maps," 1855, 1 vol.; notes and maps of counties in Pennsyl- 
vania, n.d., 1 vol.; "Philadelphia Views," n.d., 1 vol. 

Journal of John Watson, 1750-51, published in P.M.H.B., 
XXXIX (1915), 1-47. 

698. William Watson Scrapbook, 1684-1827. 1 vol. Presented 

by Sarah A. Iveston, 1871. 

The book includes: account of William Watson's voyage with 
his family from Nottingham, Eng., to Philadelphia, 1684, and 
to Burlington, West Jersey, where he settled; records of busi- 
ness transactions; medical recipes; diary notes; genealogical 
records. 

699. General Anthony Wayne Papers, 1765-1890. Approx. 

6,500 items. Presented by Abram R. Perkins. 

The papers relate to Wayne's activities in the Revolutionary 
War and later, his campaign against the Indians, and the peace 
treaties concluded with them: Wayne's correspondence with 
other army officers, with the Secretary of War, and with other 
men active in colonial affairs, 1765-79, 47 vols.; records of 
courts-martial, 1776-96, 3 vols.; military documents, monthly 
returns, muster rolls, and department returns, 1777-94, 3 vols.; 



18 orderly books, 1781, 1792-96; note of the itinerary of the 
Pennsylvania Line, 1781; journals of proceedings at treaty coun- 
cils held with Indians, 1778-95; "Instructions to Major General 
Anthony Wayne to be employed on the Western Frontier," 
1792; copy of "Treaty of Greenville," 1795. Wayne family 
papers include: Chester County survey by Anthony Wayne, 
1771; the Wayne farm book, 1784-1820; miscellaneous manu- 
scripts of Isaac Wayne, 1842-90. 

Itinerary of the Pennsylvania Line, 1781, published in 
P.M.H.B., XXXVI (1912), 273-292. 

700. Conrad Weiser Papers, 1741-66. Approx. 225 items. 

Correspondence, official documents, muster rolls, accounts, etc., 
relating to Weiser's affairs, controversies with the Indians, and 
the French and Indian War, 1741-66; "Journal of the proceed- 
ings of Conrad Weiser in his Journey to Onontago," 1750; 
photostat of the "Journal of the Expedition under Conrad 
Weiser to the Indians on the Ohio," 1748. 

Journal of journey to the Ohio published in Collections, VI, 
23-33. 

701. Colonel Jacob Weiss Family Correspondence, 1773- 

1836. Approx. 150 items. 

Collection of miscellaneous family correspondence, including 
a few items relating to battles in the Revolution, prisoners 
taken, and stores kept at Valley Forge. 

702. Welsh Collection, 1858-1934. Approx. 50,000 items. Pre- 

sented by Herbert Welsh. 

The correspondence of Herbert Welsh (1851-1937), 1875-1934, 
with prominent men and women, including Presidents of the 
United States, cabinet members, members of Congress, jurists, 
scientists, scholars, civic reformers, local and national political 
leaders. It contains material on a variety of political, social, 
and economic subjects: Indian rights, anti-imperialism, inter- 
national arbitration, League of Nations, Philippine annexation, 
scandals involving American soldiers, Turkish atrocities, Ar- 
menian massacres, Syrian relief and education, domestic and 
foreign missionaries, Waldensian Society and its evangelism in 
Italy, civil service reform, World War, establishment of the 



Friends of German Democracy, Centennial Exhibition, Society 
for the Protection of Forests, political corruption in Pennsyl- 
vania, reform movements in Philadelphia, education, sanitation, 
Audubon Society, Negro problems, arts, sciences, and local 
charities. 

The collection is arranged in the following categories: cor- 
respondence, 1875-1934, 50 boxes; Philippines, 1892-1925, 5 
boxes; Indian rights, 1877-1934, 11 boxes; international arbi- 
tration, 1896, 1 box; National Civil Service Reform League, 
1881-1929, 4 boxes; Philadelphia and National Municipal 
League, 1893-96, 1 box; Friends of German Democracy, 1914- 
19, 1 box; Syrian affairs, educational, religious, foreign mis- 
sionaries, 1907-16, 1 box; Armenian affairs, 1896-1924, 1 box; 
Waldensian affairs, 1907-23, 1 box; Society for the Protection 
of Forests 1890-1929, 2 boxes; public education, 1890-91, 1 box; 
John Welsh correspondence on the Centennial Exhibition, 
1858-86, 1 box; post office political discrimination in Phila- 
delphia, 1898, 1 box; ballot reform in Philadelphia, 1890-91, 1 
box; Honest Government Party, Dr. S. C. Swallow campaign in 
Pennsylvania, 1898-99, 3 boxes; Lincoln Independent Repub- 
lican Committee, Pattison for Governor, 1890, 1 box; Anti- 
Combine Committee, Pattison for Mayor, Philadelphia, 1895, 
1 box, Independent Committee, W. Redwood Wright for Treas- 
urer, Philadelphia, 1891, 1 box; pure water and sanitation, 
Railroad Safety Commission, 1893, 1 box; personal interest 
cases, 1873-1933, 5 boxes; Welsh family correspondence, 1891- 
1926, 1 box; Welsh foreign correspondence, 1873-1935, 2 boxes; 
Welsh personal correspondence, 1863-1935, 3 boxes; Welsh es- 
says and speeches, 1863-1934, 2 boxes; Welsh journals, 1898- 
1919, 1 box; shorthand notes, n.d., 1 box; cancelled checks 
and bills, 1886-1920, 1 box; invitations, greeting cards, an- 
nouncements, 1 box; broadsides and miscellaneous printed ma- 
terial, 1880-1925, 9 boxes; lists of names and addresses of mem- 
bers of various organizations, n.d., 1 box; diaries, 1883-1928, 
28 vols.; letter books, 1886-1931, 36 vols.; account books, 1854- 
99, 30 vols.; photographs, views, 5 boxes; clippings, 3 boxes and 
4 vols. 

Accession note: P.M.H.B., LXI (1937), 356. 

703. Mrs. Ashbel Welsh Papers, 1904-11. 2 vols, and 1 box. 
Presented by the estate of Emma Finney (Mrs. Ashbel) 
Welsh. 



Notes and papers on old pewter; photographs of old houses 
and historic landmarks. 

704. Benjamin West Drawings and Account Books, 1790- 

1811. 4 vols. Portion presented by Samuel P. Avery; 
other volumes purchased by the Gilpin Fund. 

West's drawings and sketches, ca. 1790-1807, approx. 90 items in 
2 vols.; and his accounts with his banker, Thomas Coutts, Lon- 
don, 1790-1804, 1810-11, 2 vols. 

705. Esther Montgomery Westcott, Poetry Album, ca. 1812. 

1 vol. Presented by Mrs. Medora R. Cockerill, 1908. 

Poems by Esther Montgomery Westcott. 

706. Westcott's History of Philadelphia, ca. 1885. Approx. 

1,000 pages in 3 boxes. 

This manuscript of Thompson Westcott, editor of the Phila- 
delphia Sunday Dispatch, is a continuation of the history of 
Philadelphia which appeared in that paper from 1867-84. The 
published history brought the narrative to 1830; the present 
manuscript is a detailed history of the city from 1830 to the 
consolidation of the city and county of Philadelphia in 1854. 

707. Edward Wetherill Autographs, 1822-1913. Approx. 50 

items. Presented by Mrs. F. M. Ives. 

Autograph letters gathered by Edward Wetherill, many of the 
clergymen of Catholic and Protestant churches; included is a 
printed booklet, Charter of the First Congregational Society of 
Unitarian Christians in the City of Philadelphia, 1827. 

708. Wharton Papers, 1679-1834. Approx. 2,000 items. Pre- 

sented by Miss A. H. Wharton, 1923. 

Papers of a Philadelphia merchant family: Thomas Wharton 
letter books, 1752-59, 1773-84; receipt books, 1755-63, 1758-63; 
book of patents and deeds of the Indiana Company, 1776; 
Thomas Wharton correspondence and business papers with a 
few additional documents, 1679-1820, 6 boxes; patents and 
deeds, 1682-1834, 2 boxes; Joseph Wharton ledger book, 1736- 
93; W r illiam Wharton ledger, 1761-1803; Charles Wharton cash- 
books, 1765-71, 1771-80; daybooks, 1768-72, 1775-85; invoice 
and memorandum book, 1774-92; Charles Wharton account 



with William Wharton estate, 1805-1 1 ; letter book of the firm 
of Baynton and Wharton, 1761; James C. Fisher receipt book, 
1800-1810. 

Selections from Thomas Wharton letter books published in 
P.M.H.B., XXIII (1909), 319-339, 432-453; XXIV (1910), 41-61. 

709. Robert Wharton Official Records of Philadelphia, 

1793-1806. 2 vols. 

Wharfage accounts, 1793-95; alderman's court docket, 1797- 
1800; and civil dockets, 1805-6. 

710. Thomas I. Wharton Papers, 1664, 1812-91. Approx. 

11,000 items. Presented by Mrs. Henry Wharton, 1937- 
38. 

This collection relates chiefly to legal cases, estates, and Phila- 
delphia properties in which Wharton was professionally inter- 
ested: Franklin Fire Insurance Company, 1834-51; Van Dyke vs. 
Philadelphia (Kensington), 1857; Jay Cooke bankruptcy, 1875; 
Library Company of Philadelphia, 1871-78; papers relating to 
Wiccacoe Tract, containing abstracts of title, briefs, warrants, 
surveys, plans, 1664-1870; Pennsylvania Steam Ship Company, 
1851; papers relating to the Civil Code, 1830-36, of which Whar- 
ton was one of the commissioners; Griffith family estate papers, 
1817-47; Worth family estate papers, 1812-91; surveys of the 
Delaware and Schuylkill Canal Company, 1839. 

711. The Rev. William White Manuscripts, ca. 1765-1865. 3 

vols, and 100 additional items. Presented by G. H. Wilt- 
bank, the Rev. William White Bronson, and Israel W. 
Morris. 

Papers of William White, Bishop of the Protestant Episcopal 
Church in Pennsylvania: sermons, ca. 1805-39, 2 vols.; "Memoir 
of the Life of the Rev. William White, D.D.," by Bird Wilson, 
D.D., 1 vol.; diplomas, certificates of consecration, 1765-87; pa- 
pers relating to the administration of White's estate, 1856-65. 

712. James G. Whiteman Manuscripts, 1849-55. 60 vols. Pre- 

sented by Dora A. Whiteman. 

Whiteman's miscellaneous writings: "The Ladder," a collec- 
tion of epigrams, poetry, satire, news items, narratives, and 
illustrations in color; "In Memoriam," verses on the death of 



a cat; "The Queen of Hearts," a burletta; "Miranda," an opera; 
"Lord Bateman," an opera; "The Swimmers"; "Jack and the 
Bean Stalk"; "A Geography of Smokyville"; "The Fair"; "The 
Oasis Ville Journal"; "The Grand Horticultural Exhibition"; 
etc. 

713. John Greenleaf Whittier Hymn, 1876. 1 vol. Presented 

by Mrs. W. H. Sayen. 

A hymn written by Whittier to be sung at the opening of the 
International Exhibition of Art and Industry at the Centennial 
Exposition, Philadelphia, 1876. This copy is illuminated by 
Annie L. Wiley. There is also a letter of John G. Whittier to 
Mrs. Wiley, on her work in illuminating the hymn. 

714. Wilcox Papers, 1724-1858. Approx. 1,100 items. Presented 

by Joseph Wilcox. 

Collection of documents and correspondence pertaining to the 
early manufacture of paper in America, and additional mis- 
cellaneous items: samples of paper; bank and treasury notes 
used by United States Treasury, Congress, and banks, 1775- 
1858; lists of clients in Delaware County and their corre- 
spondence, 1724-1835; correspondence on the manufacture of 
bank-note paper, 1786-1842; account books of Nathan Edwards, 
of Black Horse Hotel, near Media, 1730-84. 

715. Annabelle Williams Manuscripts, 1829-31. 3 vols. Pre- 

sented by Mary W. Shoemaker, 1938. 

Journal of a trip from Philadelphia to Cleveland, hand-drawn 
maps, a view of Fort McHenry and of the entrance to the harbor 
of Baltimore, records of business transactions, and poems. 

716. Richard J. Williams Genealogical Notes, ca. 1907-13. 

1 vol. Presented by Richard J. Williams, Jr., 1913. 

Genealogical notes and coats of arms of the following families: 
Bagnall, Baldwin, Beales, Bellangee, Clayton, Conklin, Cresson, 
De la Plaine, Dale, Folger, Harding, Hunt, Jessup, L. I. Jones, 
R. I. Jones, McNeale, Piatt, Reeve, Remington, Scull, Smith, 
Smythe, Somers, Strickland-McNeil, Wade, Williams, Bellinger, 
Clinton, Howell, Lawrence-Washington, Mifflin, Pleasants, 
Thompson, and Van Wyck. 

717. Talcott Williams Memorial Papers, ,1808-1936. 

Approx. 1,000 pages. Presented by Elizabeth Dunbar. 



The collection consists mainly of typewritten copies of letters, 
testimonials, addresses, obituary notes, tributes of Negroes, bib- 
liographical notes, mementoes, and sketches, gathered by Eliza- 
beth Dunbar for a biography of Talcott Williams. Included 
are approx. 50 letters, 1933, addressed to Elizabeth Dunbar; 
papers on Morocco, the Moslem world, and related subjects. 
See Elizabeth Dunbar, Talcott Williams, Gentleman of the 
Fourth Estate (Brooklyn, 1936). Accession note: P.M.H.B., LIX 
(1935), 445. 

718. Mrs. Charles Willing Business Records, 1810-71. 18 vols. 

Presented by Mrs. Charles Willing. 

Miscellaneous business correspondence and accounts: James 
Howell and Benjamin Jones, receipt book, 1810-55; Benjamin 
Jones, ledger, 1821-42; daybook, 1821-49; letter book, 1835-51; 
inventory and appraisment of estate, 1849; Benjamin Jones and 
Benjamin Jones, Jr., cashbooks, 1822-44, 1844-69; Andrew M. 
Jones, receipt books, 1818-50, 1822-55, 1864-71; ledger, 1823-53; 
letter books, 1823-49, 1851-61; daybook, 1835-45; account book, 
1839-69; Harry Beck, receipt books, 1821-35, 1836-43. 

719. Robert Willis Quaker Diary, 1770-89. 1 vol. Purchased 

by the Dreer Fund. 

The diary of an itinerant Quaker, a mender of fishing nets, 
with daily entries giving accounts of his travels in England, 
Scotland, and Ireland, 1770-74, and in the United States, 1774- 
89. There is some account of Friends' meeting places Willis 
visited, people he met, social conditions, transportation facili- 
ties, and religious sentiments. 
Accession note: P.M.H.B., LIX (1935), 206. 

720. Wills and Administration Papers, 1697-1915. Approx. 25 

items. 

A collection of miscellaneous wills and administration papers 
of various families. 

721 James Wilson Papers, 1718-1857. Approx. 1,500 items. 

Material on the early Federal Government and on Wilson's 
business and professional activities: draft of the Constitution 
and a corrected copy of the same, 1787; notes of debates, reso- 
lutions etc., in the Constitutional Convention, approx. 135 
items; drafts of treaties, memoranda relating to regulation of 



immigration, and to establishment of the National Bank; busi- 
ness correspondence, 1773-1857, 2 vols., including a journal, 
July 9, 1794 to Aug. 26, 1794; letters and miscellaneous docu- 
ments, 1770-1815; docket book, 1743-68; commonplace book, 
1767; deeds and wills, 1718-85; surveys and maps of lands in 
Pennsylvania, 1737-94; articles of agreement, bonds, and ac- 
counts, 1794-1830; and letters of Mary Wilson Hollingsworth, 
1801-12, 1 vol. 

722. John Wilson Ledger, 1794-1803. 1 vol. Presented by Mrs. 
Walter W. Pharo. 

This ledger contains the accounts of John Wilson's surveying 
and engineering work done for landholders, canal companies, 
farmers, etc., in Scotland. 

723-. John A. Wilson Diaries, 1859-95. 33 vols. Presented by 
Mrs. Walter W. Pharo. 

Diaries of John A. Wilson, chief engineer of the Pennsylvania 
Railroad, reflect chiefly his personal and domestic affairs, and 
contain accounts of his income and expenses during the period. 
One volume contains notes on railroad engineering, 1859-74. 

724. William B. Wilson Quaker Diaries, 1817-71. 4 vols. Pur- 

chased by the Library Fund, 1935. 

Photostats of the diaries of William B. Wilson, orthodox Quaker 
of Bendersville, Adams County, containing accounts of domestic 
affairs, farming, weather, Quaker meetings. 
Accession note: P.M.H.B., LX (1936), 95. 

725. William Hasell Wilson Papers, 1706-1900. Approx. 100 

items. Presented by Arthur Morton Wilson. 

These family papers include correspondence, genealogical notes, 
marriage certificates, 1706-62, school certificates, 1753-1829, por- 
traits and records of the Wilson, Allston, Gibbes, and Simons 
families. 

726. William W. Wilson Papers, ca. 1800-1840. Approx. 100 

pieces. Presented by S. B. Chew. 

Miscellaneous specimens of engraved bank notes, checks, com- 
mercial labels, etc^; also pictures of the Gloucester Iron Works. 



727. Wistar Papers, 1743-1832. Approx. 150 items. Presented 

by John M. Whitehall, Mrs. Walter Nordhoff, John 
Schober Kimber, and Mrs. William P. Buffum. 

These papers include the account book of Caspar Wistar, glass 
manufacturer in New Jersey, 1743-69; account book of the 
estate of Catherine Wistar, 1787; letters from Dr. Caspar Wistar 
written in England, 1784, describing conditions of travel, social 
life, and the devastating effects of the yellow fever epidemics in 
Philadelphia, 1769-1832. 

728. Isaac Jones Wistar Journals, 1892. 2 vols. Presented by 

Dr. Henry Winsor, 1924. 

These typewritten memoirs describe incidents in the life of 
Isaac Jones Wistar, 1827-92, pioneering journeys through the 
wilderness of the western territories before the Civil War, life 
of pioneers and first settlers, and enterprises in hunting, gold 
mining, farming, Indian trade, lumbering, shipping, transpor- 
tation, canals, railroads, finance, etc., with details on the Middle 
West, California, Oregon, Alaska, and Mexico. Included are 
Wistar's reflections on government, accounts of his participation 
in the Civil War, and data on the genealogy and history of the 
Wistar family. 

729. Dr. James W. Wister Family Papers, 1777-1889. Approx. 

600 items. Presented by Dr. James W. Wister, 1931. 

Miscellaneous correspondence, 1777-1870; Peter Mercken's re- 
ceipt book, 1786-1843; papers relating to United States lottery, 
1777; papers relating to the John Price estate, 1828; Sarah 
Whiteside receipt book, 1822-41; "Susan Wister's Gems of 
Thought," 1833; Charles Wister notebook, 1847; letter book, 
1857-70; Gentleman's Pocket Almanack, 1818; astronomical ob- 
servations, 1834-89; arithmetic book, sketch book, and note- 
books. 

730. Sarah Wister Journal, 1777-78. 1 vol. Presented by Owen 

Wister and Dr. James W. Wister. 

Journal written by Sarah Wister during the British occupation 
of Philadelphia, describes social life. 

Published in P.M.H.B., IX (1885), 318-329, 463-473; X (1886), 
51-60. 



731. George Wolf Political Correspondence, 1829-36. 

Approx. 1,200 items. 

The papers of George Wolf (1777-1840), Governor of Penn- 
sylvania, relate to state administration and politics in the second 
quarter of the nineteenth century. They include about 100 
letters from George M. Dallas, 1830-35. 

732. Samuel Wolsperger Letters, 1738-56. Approx. 35 items. 

Letters of the Rev. Samuel Wolsperger, Augsburg, Germany, to 
the Rev. Fresenius, theologian at the Court of the Landgrave of 
Hesse, relating to publication of books, religious matters, social 
and charitable activities. In German. 

733. Women's Dental Association of the United States 

Record Books, 1892-1921. 2 vols. Presented by Dr. Eliza 
Yerkes. 

Minutes, committee reports, and membership lists of the asso- 
ciation are contained in these volumes. 

734. Walter Wood Papers, 1691-1910. Approx. 100 items. Pre- 

sented by the estate of Walter Wood. 

Family papers, including deeds to Philadelphia properties, 1691- 
1910; correspondence of Peter Hahn, Philadelphia merchant, 
1814-31; certificates of stock in the Pennsylvania Academy of 
Fine Arts, New Theatre, German Society, 1814-21; mercantile 
agreement relating to Chinese trade in Canton, 1824; powers 
of attorney, and other items. 

735. Walter Wood Papers, 1889-94. Approx. 100 items. Pre- 

sented by R. D. Wood Company. 

These papers include patents, agreements, and correspondence 
relating to gasometers, cranes, and other mechanical implements 
in which Walter Wood was financially interested and which he 
purchased from inventors in America and Europe. 

736. Samuel W. Woodhouse Journals, 1818-1930. 5 vols. Pre- 

sented by S. \V. Woodhouse. 

Journals of members of the Woodhouse family: notes of Com- 
modore Samuel Woodhouse, tour in Brazil, 1818, 1 vol.; expe- 
dition under Captain L. Sitgreaves and Lieutenant I. C. Wood- 
ruff, to establish a boundary between the Creek and Cherokee 



Indians, 1849, 1 vol.; diary of a journey from Philadelphia to 
Liverpool, Eng., 1860, 1 vol.; diary of Dr. Samuel W. Wood- 
house, notes of a voyage on the ship William Penn, from New 
York to Brest, France, 1867, 1 vol.; account of sale at vendue at 
Samuel Woodhouse's farm, Springton Forge, with list of articles, 
prices, and names of purchasers, 1930, 1 vol. 

737. John Woolman Papers, 1652-1830. Presented by Major S. 

Comfort, 1912. 

Woolman's journal, 1755-70; ledgers, 1752-67, 1769-98, 1749- 
1830; letters from John Woolman to his wife, 1760-72; his will, 
1772; copy of Sarah Woolman's will, 1782; John Woolman ac- 
counts as executor of the estate of Elizabeth Woolman, 1746; 
letters from Elias Hicks to Samuel Comfort, 1824-27; summary 
of Joseph Besse, Collection of the Sufferings of the People Called 
Quakers, 1652-1790; other materials on the Woolman and Com- 
fort families. 

738. World War Collection, 1915-22. 25 items. Presented by 

Mrs. E. Russell Jones. 

The collection contains mementoes, scrapbooks, poetry, pic- 
tures, and other items reflecting activities during the World 
War. 

739. Peregrine Wroth Manuscripts, 1870. 1 vol. 

Excerpts from "Discovery of the Site of New Yarmouth," "The 
Old Maryland Line," and "Retrospection," writings on local 
history by Peregrine Wroth (b. 1786), scholar and physician of 
Chestertown, Md. 

740. Yeates Papers, 1718-1876. Approx. 7,500 items. 

Jaspar Yeates papers, 1764-1816, reflect his activities as a lead- 
ing lawyer in Lancaster County, and as a judge of the Supreme 
Court of Pennsylvania; they contain his notes on trials, evi- 
dence, arguments, depositions, and judicial opinions rendered 
in numerous legal cases. A large portion of the papers is his 
personal correspondence, 1780-1816, with noted men, such as 
Richard Peters, Edward Burd, Thomas Hartley, William Tilgh- 
man, and others, which deals with political events, public ques- 
tions, congressional and administrative affairs; John Yeates pa- 
pers, 1738-1865, relate chiefly to commerce, shipping between 
the Middle Atlantic colonies and Barbadoes, Antigua, and other 



islands in the West Indies; survey of Richard Hill's plantation 
in Philadelphia, by Jacob Taylor, 1718; Redmond Conyngham 
letters, essays, etc., 1822; Peter Grubb estate papers, accounts, 
etc., 1750-59; Jasper Yeates Cunningham family papers, 1856- 
76; chronology of the history of the world, from the creation to 
1750; Yeates genealogical notes. 

741. York County Papers, 1738-1803. Approx. 150 items. Pur- 

chased by The Historical Society. 

Miscellaneous material on local economic and political affairs: 
petitions, laws, deeds, and letters from prominent men. 

742. Young and McAllister Papers, 1730-1891. Approx. 150 

items. Presented by S. Henckels. 

Family papers pertaining to personal, real estate, and legal 
matters: William Young receipt books, 1819-22, 1837-46; me- 
moirs of the William Young family, 1730-1891; deeds, land 
patents, and mortgages, 1745-1850; correspondence and ac- 
counts, 1772-1848; "account of the Steamer Savannah, the first 
steamship that crossed the Atlantic Ocean," by A. Y. Mc- 
Allister, 1816; souvenirs collected on a tour of Europe, by W. Y. 
and A. Y. McAllister, 1841; catalogue of books of the John Mc- 
Allister library. 

743. Count Nicholas Lewis von Zinzendorf Papers, 1732-41. 

7 items. Presented by John W. Jordan, 1888. 

Four letters on religious and moral subjects, 1732-41, in Ger- 
man; two engravings of Zinzendorf; religious tract, in Latin, 
with marginal notes by Zinzendorf. 



Additional Manuscripts 

744. Abstracts of Testimonies from the Inhabitants of 

New Jersey, 1681. 1 vol. Presented by Brinton Coxe, 

1883. 
Manuscript copy of a pamphlet printed in London by Thomas 
Milbourn, 1681, "to contradict the Disingenuous and False Re- 
ports of Some men who have made it their business to speak un- 
justly of New Jersey, and our proceedings therein." 

745. Academy of Fine Arts Minutes and Papers, 1794-1830. 

3 vols. Presented by Titian Ramsey Peale and Charles 
R. Hildeburn, 1877. 

Letters and papers, gathered by Charles Willson Peale, reflecting 
the early history of the Academy, 1794-1808, 1 vol.; minutes, 
1817-30, 2 vols. 

746. Account of Bills Drawn on Commissaries Between 

United States and France, 1778-80. 1 vol. 

Record of bills drawn by Francis Hopkinson while he was treas- 
urer of the Continental Loan Office. 

747. Acts of Parliament, 1703. 1 vol. Purchased by the Library 

Fund, 1896. 
Contemporary copies of legislation relating chiefly to the restor- 
ing of forfeited estates in Ireland and to religious matters. 

748. African Colonization Society, 1832-72. 1 vol. Presented 

by the Colonization Society, 1903. 
Biographical sketches of members. 

749. Allegheny Portage Railroad Note Book, 1830-32. 1 vol. 

Presented by Joseph T. Richards, 1916. 

S. W. Roberts' account of the construction of the Allegheny 
Portage Railroad, including notes on surveys, specifications, list 
of contractors, estimates of costs. 

750. American Local History, 1853. 1 vol. Presented by Herr- 

mann E. Ludewig, 1853. 
Bibliographical notes by the donor. 



751. American Naval Signals, 1798-1800. 1 vol. Purchased by 

the Dreer Fund, 1935. 
Notes by Captain John Vicary. 

752. Apology of Paxton Volunteers, 1764. 1 vol. Presented 

by W. W. Spear. 
Blames the Quaker assembly for the Paxton massacre of the 
Conestoga Indians. 

753. Charles D. Appel Journal, 1865. 1 vol. Presented by the 

estate of Ellen I. Kenney, 1939. 
Appel was the conductor in charge of the special car which 
carried the remains of Abraham- Lincoln. 

754. J. Ashmead Log and Journal, 1797-98. 1 vol. 

Journal of a voyage on the India from Philadelphia to Batavia. 

755. L. P. Ashmead Journal and Notebook, 1842-45. 2 vols. 

Presented by G. C. Callahan, 1913. 
Midshipman Ashmead's journal of cruise on U. S. S. Congress, 
commanded by Captain Philip F. Voorhees, 1842-45, 1 vol.; list 
of vessels of the United States Navy, notes on naval flag signals, 
and on storage and equipment of the Congress; also a selection 
of poetry and songs, 1842-43, 1 vol. 

756. Association, Club, and Society Records, 1764-1937. 110 

vols. 
Association of Pennsylvania, officers' minutes, 1764-72, 1 vol.; 
Jockey Club, register book and papers, 1766-74, 1930, 3 vols.; 
Taylors' Company of Philadelphia, minutes, 1771-76, 1 vol.; Pa- 
triotic Association, record book, 1778, 1 vol.; Pennsylvania So- 
ciety for the Encouragement of Manufactures and the Useful 
Arts, minutes, 1787-89, 2 vols.; Society for Political Inquiry, 
Philadelphia, minutes, 1787-89, 1 vol.; Philadelphia Society for 
Alleviating the Miseries of Public Prisons, minutes, 1787-93, 1 
vol.; American Society for Promoting Useful Knowledge, photo- 
stats of rules and membership list, ca. 1790, 1 vol.; Societe Fran- 
caise des Amis de la Liberte et de l'Egalite, minutes, 1793-94, 1 
vol.; Democratic Society of Pennsylvania, minutes, 1793-94, 2 
vols.; Academy of Medicine of Philadelphia, minutes, 1798-99, 
1 vol.; Abolition Society of Delaware, minutes, 1801-19, 1 vol.; 
American Republican Society, High Street Ward, Philadelphia, 
minutes, 1809-11, 1 vol.; Society of Native Pennsylvanians, min- 



utes, 1812-13, 1 vol.; First Female Beneficial Society of Philadel- 
phia, minutes, 1814-40, 1 vol.; Pike Beneficial Society of 
Philadelphia, minutes, treasury accounts, and membership lists, 
1814-65, 19 vols.; Gloucester Fox Hunting Club, manuscripts, 
ca. 1816; Philadelphia Medical Society and Institute, minutes, 
1817-53, 2 vols.; Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion of 
Public Economy, papers, 1817-54; Washington Benevolent So- 
ciety, list of members, 1818-28, 2 vols.; Pennsylvania Literary 
Society, papers, 1820-26, 1 vol.; West Chester Debating Society, 
minutes, 1821-31, 1 vol.; Central Phrenological Society of Phila- 
delphia, constitution and minutes, 1822-27, 1 vol.; Platonian 
Association, constitution, bylaws, and resolutions, 1823-26, 1 
vol.; Society for the Commemoration of the Landing of Wil- 
liam Penn, list of members and correspondence, 1825, 1 vol.; 
Platonian Literary Association, correspondence, 1827-30, 1 vol.; 
Philadelphia Quoit Club, minutes, 1829-55, 2 vols.; Clarkson 
Institute of Pennsylvania, minutes, 1830-38, 3 vols.; Club Stable, 
account book, 1831-33, 1 vol.; Philadelphia Association of Young 
Men for Celebrating the 4th of July, record book, 1831-33, 1 
vol.; Schuylkill Fishing Company, Philadelphia, manuscripts, 
1832, 1 vol.; Artist Fund Society, minutes and papers, 1835-58, 
3 vols.; Athenian Institute, constitution, bylaws, and minutes, 
1837-46, 1 vol.; Anti-Slavery Society of Pennsylvania, minutes, 
constitution, and papers, 1837, 1846-56, 3 vols.; Pennsylvania 
Hall Association, Philadelphia, minutes, 1837-64, 2 vols.; Phila- 
delphia Anti-Slavery Society, constitution, bylaws, and names 
of members, 1838, 1 vol.; Downingtown Lyceum, minutes, 1841- 
45, 1 vol.; Amphion Amateur Musical Association, minutes, 
1849-68, 1 vol.; Franklin Literary Union, minutes, 1859-62, 1 
vol.; Civil, Social, and Statistical Associates, constitution, by- 
laws, roll, and minutes, 1860-67, 1 vol.; Penn Relief Association, 
record books, 1862-65, 11 vols.; Amateurs' Drawing Room As- 
sociation, Philadelphia, minutes, 1864-72, 1 vol.; Association 
of Aldermen, Philadelphia, constitution, bylaws, and list of 
members, 1865, 1 vol.; Scott Legion of Soldiers of Mexican War, 
roll of members, bylaws, and constitution, 1868, 1 vol.; Gettys- 
burg Battlefield Memorial Association, minutes, 1872-96, 2 vols.; 
Caballeros de la Luz, record books, 1873-1919, 8 vols.; Citizens 
Temperance Union, minute book, 1874-75, 1 vol.; Friends His- 
torical Association, papers, 1874-78, 1 folder; Association of Sur- 
vivors, 95th Regiment Infantry, Pennsylvania Volunteers, min- 
utes. 1875-1917, 1 vol.; Saturday Club, Philadelphia, list of 



original members, ca. 1877-78, 1 vol.; Mercantile Club, Phila- 
delphia, minutes, 1878-95, 2 vols.; Alpha Chapter of the Delta 
Kappa Psi, papers, 1849-1931, 1 vol.; Neighbors' Club, minutes, 
1901-12, 1 vol.; Pennsylvania History Club, papers, 1905-16, 1 
box; Tinicum Fishing Company, minutes, 2 vols.; Ocean City 
Fishing Club, account book, 1916, 1 vol.; Philadelphia Child 
Welfare Association, minutes, reports, and resolutions, 1933-37, 
lvol. 

757. Asylum Company Minutes, 1802-4. 1 vol. Presented by 

Ferdinand J. Dreer, 1878. 

John Ashley, John Travis, Louis de Noailles, James Gibson, 
John Nicholson, and James Cramond were prominent members; 
list of shareholders, 1795-1805, is included. 

758. Samuel John Atlee Journal, 1776. 1 vol. 

Copy of entry for August 27, 1776, containing details of a battle 
between British and Continentals. 

759. Autograph Collections, ca. 1813-1904. 27 vols. 
Autograph albums of: Sarah Coates, 1813-14; J. Pattison, 1816- 
18; Susanna Longstreth, 1823-52; R. N. Paxson, 1824-28; Frances 
McGregor, 1825; Mary Wells, 1825-38; Susan L. Watson, 1831- 
33; Ann Lippincott, 1835; Rhoda Ann Hampton, 1837-38, 1839- 
52; Almira Roberts, 1839-42; Annie Wells Fisher, 1847-53; Sally 
Bridges, 1849-63; William E. Stokes, 1851-60; Mary Anna 
Hughes, 1855; Henrietta N. Taylor, 1855; Helen N. Price, 1857- 
80; Almira Galliard, 1859-84; Josephine Griffith, 1862-64; Har- 
riet I. McCluen, 1862-79, 1864-92; Anna McCluen, 1879-1904; 
Alexander Mullen, 1880-86. Autographs of members present at 
a dinner for Rear Admiral Charles E. Clark, U. S. N., 1904; 
autographs of prominent Philadelphians, collected by Sidney 
V. Smith, 1705-97, approx. 200 items; autographs of members 
of the Pennsylvania Legislature, 1874, 1 vol.; Edward A. Groves 
collection of autographs and photographs of celebrated musical 
and theatrical celebrities, 1859-64, 1 vol.; letters of medical men 
of Pennsylvania, 1747-1887, 79 items; autographs of delegates 
to the Pennsylvania constitutional conventions, 1837-38, 1872- 
73, 5 vols.; letters of French statesmen and soldiers associated 
with the American Revolution, 1778-1819, 25 items; letters of 
justices and associate justices of the Supreme Court of Penn- 
sylvania, 1690-1883, 70 items; autographs of persons who took 
the oath of allegiance in Philadelphia, 1778-86, 2 vols. 



760. Richard Backhouse Account Book, 1775. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by John Jordan, 1877. 
Accounts of a contractor of provisions for the Revolutionary 
army. 

761. Bahama Islands Report, 1783. 1 vol. Presented by Wil- 

liam Gibbes, 1937. 
Report of Lieutenant John Wilson, of the British army, on the 
military state and defenses of the Bahama Islands; also data on 
the origin, number, customs, and occupations of the inhabitants 
and on their general economic condition. 

762. Bank of Pennsylvania Minute Book, 1793-1842. 1 vol. 

Presented by John D. Rodgers, 1878. 
Minutes of stockholders of the Bank of Pennsylvania; names of 
officers and directors. 

763. Samuel W. Bell Record Book, 1886-90, 1 vol. 
Philadelphia and Reading Railroad Company's record of mort- 
gage bonds and convertible scrip. 

764. Bibliography of the Fourth of July, ca. 1876. 1 vol. 

Annotated proof copy of bibliography of Fourth of July ma- 
terials in The Historical Society, compiled by F. D. Stone. 

765. Clement Biddle Papers, 1769-1896. Approx. 600 items. 

Presented by the estate of Clement Biddle. 
Papers of several members of the Biddle family, relating chiefly 
to business enterprises. 

766. Frederick L. Billon Manuscripts, 1876. Approx. 200 

items. Purchased by The Historical Society, 1902. 
Manuscript notes relating to the history of Philadelphia; lists 
of names from various city directories, such as White's, 1785, 
McPherson's, 1785, Stephens', 1796; biographical notes. 

767. Board of Trade Papers, 1675-1782. 146 vols. Purchased 

by the English Record Copying Fund, 1902. 

Copies of: Board of Trade journals, 1675-1782, 90 vols.; pro- 
prietary records, 1697-1776, 25 vols.; plantations general, 1689- 
1780, 28 vols.; index, 3 vols. 



768. Boot and Shoe Manufacturers of the United States 

Letters, 1880. Approx. 100 items. Presented by Alex- 
ander P. Brown, 1903. 
Collection of letters of acceptance to Alexander P. Brown, chair- 
man of banquet committee. 

769. Elias Boudinot and John Cleves Symmes Agreement, 

1788. 1 vol. Presented by the estate of Howard Edwards. 
Transfer of two million acres of land between the Great Miami, 
Little Miami, and Ohio rivers in Ohio. 

770. Braddock's Expedition Papers, 1755. 1 vol. Presented by 

Joseph R. Ingersoll, 1853. 
Copies of the following documents pertaining to the expedition: 
journal by Captain Hewitt given to his friend, Captain Henry 
Gage Morris; extracts from a journal of the activities of the de- 
tachment of seamen ordered by Commodore Kepple to accom- 
pany Braddock; letters from Governor Sharpe of Maryland to 
Sir Thomas Robinson and others, 1754-55; a map and plans 
showing route and encampments of the British army, 1755. 

771. Bradford's Laws of New York, 1893-95. Approx. 70 

items. Presented by Charles R. Hildeburn, 1896. 
Correspondence between Charles R. Hildeburn and Robert 
Ludlow Fowler, relating to the reprinting of William Bradford's 
Laws of New York (1694). 

772. A. L. Bright Manuscripts, ca. 1900. 6 booklets. 
Biographical notes on French officers connected with the Ameri- 
can Revolution. 

773. Brill Car Company History of War Material Pro- 

duction, 1919. 2 vols. Presented by the Brill Company. 

774. Bristol and Philadelphia Letters, 1671-89. Approx. 50 

items. Purchased by the Library Fund, 1910. 
Miscellaneous letters and documents concerning commerce, ship- 
ping, legal affairs in the early Colonial period. Among persons 
mentioned are Thomas Taylor, William Haig, Patrick Robin- 
son, Henry Flower, J. A. Claypoole. 

775. British Prisoners and Parole Papers, 1760-92. Approx. 

70 items. 



Lists of prisoners captured and exchanged; also items pertain- 
ing to commerce and local government. 

776. D. S. Brown and Company Account Books, 1837-70. 

Approx. 515 vols. Presented by D. S. B. Chew. 
The business records of a Philadelphia firm. 

777. Bucks County Register, 1682. 1 vol. 

Original manuscript register of persons residing in Bucks 
County. 

778. Edward Burd Plan of Ormiston Villa, 1799. 1 folder. 

Material descriptive of Burd's property on the banks of the 
Schuylkill River. 

779. James Burnside Papers, 1778-79. 1 vol. Presented by Wil- 

liam Chauvenet, 1930. 
Letters to and from army officers, government officials, and oth- 
ers, pertaining to events of the Revolutionary War. Burnside 
was quartermaster at Morristown, N.J. 

780. Bush Hill Estate Plan, 1814, 1824. 1 vol. Presented by 

William Brooke Rawle, 1912. 

Survey by Robert Brooke, 1814; plan drawn by Joseph H. Siddel, 
1824. 

781. Camden and Gloucester Poll Books, 1856. 2 vols. Pre- 

sented by William John Potts, 1887. 
Voter lists for Camden and Gloucester counties, N.J. 

782. Bishop John Christopher Frederick Cammerhoff Let- 

ters, 1747-48. 1 vol. Presented by John W. Jordan, 1886. 
Excerpts from letters addressed to Zinzendorf, concerning early 
Moravian settlements in Pennsylvania. 

783. Canciones Patrioticos, 1809-14. 1 vol. Presented by Em- 

len Wood, 1932. 

Robert Wain's English translation of Spanish verse by Nicholas 
Gomez de Requena. 

784. Carolina and Georgia Loan Record, 1781. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by George Meade, 1894. 

List of subscribers for a loan to the citizens of South Carolina 
and Georgia. 



785. Chester County Survey, 1774. 1 vol. 

Anthony Wayne's survey of land belonging to West Jersey So- 
ciety and the Thompson estate in Chester County; also of land 
of William Cleever, Upper Merion, 1771. 

786. Chief Justices of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 

1712-1910. Approx. 50 items. Purchased by the Gratz 
Fund, 1939. 
Autograph letters and portraits by Albert Rosenthal. 

787. "China Packet" Journal, 1807-8. 1 vol. Purchased by the 

DreerFund, 1938. 

Journal kept by Thomas D. Lewis on board the China Packet on 
voyage from Philadelphia to Madras and Calcutta. 

788. Church Records, 1737-1847. 11 vols. Presented by Mrs. 

Mary S. McNair, Thomas H. Montgomery, Daniel R. 

Pennepacker, and William John Potts. 
Presbyterian Synod of New Jersey minutes, 1737, 11 vols.; col- 
lection of inscriptions in St. Paul's and the Epiphany church- 
yards, Philadelphia; Episcopal clergy, Anne Arundel County, 
Maryland, minutes, ca. 1825, 2 vols.; St. Stephen's Church, 
Philadelphia, index to register, 1823-65, 1 vol.; First Independ- 
ent Church, Philadelphia, minute book of the Youth's Mis- 
sionary Society, 1834-39, 1 vol.; First Presbyterian Church, 
Southwark, Philadelphia, minutes of building committee, 1828- 
29, 1834-41, 2 vols.; Beaver Meadow Presbyterian Church, 
minutes and accounts, 1838-46, 2 vols.; Presbyterian Church, 
New York, register, 1847, 1 vol. 

789. City Almshouse, Philadelphia, 1767-68. 2 vols. Pre- 

sented by the Genealogical Society, 1903. 
Accounts, statistics, and miscellaneous records. 

790. Civil War Commissary Account Books, 1861-65. 1 vol. 

Purchased by the Dreer Fund, 1938. 

Records of supplies and provisions furnished by the Commissary 
Department. 

791. Clement Papers, ca. 1676-1865. 7 vols. Presented by John 

Clement. 
Papers relating chiefly to early settlements in New Jersey. 



792. Samuel Coates Cyphering Book, 1724. 1 vol. Presented 

by John H. Lewis, 1920. 
Copybook of Samuel Coates. 

793. Collector of Taxes Returns, 1832-56. 2 vols. Purchased 

by the Dreer Fund, 1933, 1934. 
Miscellaneous returns and accounts for taxes in Pennsylvania 
counties. 

794. College of Philadelphia Account Books, 1763-85. 2 

vols. 
Record of collections by the Rev. Dr. Smith, Sir James Jay, and 
others for the College of Philadelphia, 1763, 1 vol.; general 
ledger, 1763-85, 1 vol. 

795. Lewis Collin Stage-Book, 1795. 1 vol. Presented by the 

City of Philadelphia. 
Record of the stagehouse opposite City Tavern, containing 
names of passengers and destinations. 

796. Commissary Department, Morristown, New Jersey, 

1777-79. 
Accounts kept by Mathew Irwin. 

797. Committee of Assembly Disbursements, 1777-80. 1 vol. 

Receipts for monies paid out by the Pennsylvania state treas- 
urer on orders of the Committee of Assembly. 

798. U. S. Frigate "Congress" Journal, 1823-24. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Charles Shivers, Jr. 
Journal of Commander James Biddle. 

799. Congressional Register Subscription List, 1788-89. 1 

vol. Presented by Mrs. R. I. G. Walker, 1906. 
Signatures of original subscribers to the Congressional Register. 

800. Connecticut Claims Papers, 1664-1796. 1 vol. 

Papers relating chiefly to Cornelius Vanhorne's litigation in 
connection with lands in the Wyoming territory. 

801. Continental Hospital Returns, 1777-78. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Francis J. Alison and Robert H. Alison, 1899. 
Lists of soldiers and contributing data on casualties in the Revo- 
lutionary War. 



802. Continental Loan Office, 1786-90. 1 vol. Purchased by 

The Historical Society, 1899. 

Receipt book of Thomas Smith, Continental Loan officer in 
Pennsylvania. 

803. Porter F. Cope Papers, 1681-1835. 10 items. Presented by 

Porter F. Cope, 1924. 

Deeds and titles to premises occupied by Caleb Cope and Com- 
pany at 429 Market Street and 7 and 9 North Fifth Street, Phila- 
delphia. 

804. Council Held in Philadelphia, 1706-7. 1 vol. 

Copy of minutes of council in a discussion of a bill to set up 
courts; reflects the differences between the assembly and Lieu- 
tenant Governor John Evans. 

805. Court Records, 1676-1818. 67 vols. 

Philadelphia: court dockets, 1685-86, 1706-76, 30 vols.; index to 
wills and administrations, 1681-1825, 3 vols.; miscellaneous legal 
papers including grand jury lists, commitments, indictments, 
and summonses, 1697-1821, 5 vols.; photostats of petitions to 
quarter sessions court, 1718-75, 1 vol.; account book of county 
tax office, 1770, 1 vol.; minute book of commissioners and asses- 
sors, 1771-74, 1 vol.; quarter sessions docket, 1780-85, 1 vol.; jury 
lists, 1806-18, 1 vol.; docket of debt department of prison, 1832- 
34, 1 vol. Photostat copies of dockets of court held at New 
Castle, 1676-99, 1760-64, 5 vols.; copies of records of court held 
at Upland, 1681-88, 1 vol.; record of wills, administrations, and 
marriages of Kent and Sussex counties, Del., 1683-95, 1 vol.; 
Francis Daniel Pastorius, Germantown, rules and regulations 
for settlers and a copy of the patent of land granted to Pastorius, 
1689-97, 2 vols, (one volume is original German; the other is an 
English translation made at a later date); records of the general 
court of Germantown, 1691-1707, 2 vols, (one volume is original 
German; the other is an English translation made at a later 
date); photostat copy of docket of the orphans court of Sussex 
County, Del., 1728-43, 1 vol.; Pennsylvania Supreme Court 
docket, 1753-67, 1 vol.; Chester County court docket, 1759-71, 
1 vol.; York County court docket, 1773-74, 1 vol.; Bucks County 
court docket, 1774, 1 vol.; Lancaster County court docket, 1775, 
1 vol.; Pennsylvania Supreme Court divorce docket, 1785-99, 1 
vol.; copy of docket of Michael Croll, justice of the peace, Mont- 
gomery County. 



806. Cox and Barclay Agreement, 1688. 1 folder. 
Agreement made by Daniel Cox on the behalf of the proprietors 
of West Jersey and Robert Barclay on the behalf of the pro- 
prietors of East Jersey, concerning the boundary lines between 
the two provinces. 

807. Crawford County Record, 1816-19. 1 vol. Purchased by 

the Dreer Fund, 1933. 
Daybook kept by R. Alden, treasurer of Crawford County. 

808. Debts Due by the United States, 1781-83. 1 vol. 

Report of the committee of the Board of the Treasury, James 
Bunne, William Sharpe, Oliver Wolcott, on the financial con- 
dition of the United States. 

809. Captain Stephen Decatur Letter Book, 1801-5, 1820. 1 

vol. Presented by Mrs. F. H. Getchell, 1890. 

Letters and orders of the United States Navy Department; de- 
tails of the naval campaign in the Mediterranean against Tripoli 
and other Barbary states; also letters concerning the duel be- 
tween Stephen Decatur and James Barron, 1820. 

810. Deed Collection, 1300-1901. Approx. 6,000 items. 

A collection of miscellaneous deeds, divided into various sec- 
tions: deeds, 1300-1901, 80 boxes; Bristol, England, deeds, 1582- 
1759, 2 vols.; Delaware deeds, 1681-1765, 3 vols.; Pennsylvania 
deeds, 1771-1819, 1 box. 

811. Defense of Philadelphia Subscription List, 1813. 1 vol. 

Presented by William Duane, 1851. 

List of subscribers who contributed to a fund for the defense of 
Philadelphia. 

812. Delaware and Chester Counties, 1874. 1 vol. Presented 

by Mrs. Edward S. Sayres, 1923. 
Copies of historical essays collected by John Hill Martin. 

813. Delaware and Schuylkill Canal Company Accounts, 

1793-96. 1 vol. Presented by W. W. Porter, 1923. 

Accounts of the construction of canal; portion of the volume con- 
tains memoranda of the Porter family, 1794-1813. 

814. Delaware County and the Great Welsh Tract Atlas, 

1915. 1 vol. Presented by Benjamin H. Smith, 1915. 
Manuscript maps prepared by Benjamin H. Smith. 



815. Comte D'Estaing Journal, 1778-79. 1 vol. Purchased by 

the Library Fund, 1904. 
Journal of Comte D'Estaing, vice-admiral of the French fleet. 

816. Diary of an Unknown Traveler from Windham, Con- 

necticut,, to Philadelphia, 1836. 1 vol. 

817. Diary of 1812. 1 vol. Purchased by the Publication Fund, 

1891. 

Copy of a diary describing the military campaign in upper New 
York against Canadian-English forces, 1812-13. 

818. William Dillworth Log Books, 1711-17. 2 vols. Pur- 

chased by the Dreer Fund, 1936. 
Log kept by William Dillworth, mate on the ships Jersey Galley, 
Mary, Young Mary Galley, traveling to various ports in the West 
Indies. 

819. Daniel Dougherty Diaries, 1863-64. 2 vols. 

Diaries of Captain Daniel Dougherty of Company H, 63rd Regi- 
ment, Pennsylvania Volunteers. 

820. Doylestown Stage Account Book, 1848. 1 vol. Presented 

by Albert Cook Myers, 1904. 

821. Durham Iron Company Brief of Title, 1773. Presented 

by S. F. Fackenthal, 1936. 

822. East Vincent Township, Chester County, Historical 

Sketch, 1846. 1 vol. Presented by Frederick Sheeder. 

823. Ebenezer Elmer Military Journal, 1779-81. 1 vol. 
Elmer was surgeon in the 2nd New Jersey Regiment with Gen- 
eral Sullivan at Wyoming. 

824. English Heraldry, 1597, 1605, 1702. 3 vols. Presented by 

John Frederick Lewis, 1930. 
Drawings in water color of coats of arms, crests of the British 
nobility, and descriptions of the origin of their names and 
titles; one volume, 1606, is in the hand of Ralph Brooke, York- 
shire herald. 

825. English Lines Near Philadelphia, 1777. 1 folder. Pre- 

sented by Ebenezer Hazard, 1938. 
Manuscript copy of a map by Lewis Nicola. 



826. Enterprise Telegraph Company Minutes, 1865. 1 vol. 

Presented by A. E. Auterbridge, 1920. 

827. Estimates of Damage Done by the British, 1777-78. 1 

vol. 
Records of appraisals by various assessors in Philadelphia and 
adjacent territory of the damage done by the British. 

828. Henry Ewing, Philadelphia Stock Exchange Accounts, 

1844. 1 vol. Presented by the estate of Charles G. Leland, 
1905. 

829. Facts Relating to Cession of Louisiana to the 

Spaniards, 1766-69. 1 vol. 
An eighteenth-century historical sketch of the territory. 

830. Falls of Schuylkill, 1900-1927. 8 vols. Presented by the 

estate of Charles K. Mills, 1931. 
Collection of historical sketches of the Falls of Schuylkill. 

831. Fayette County, 1920. Approx. 500 pages. 

Typescript copies of documents relating to the history of Fayette 
County. 

832. Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia Papers, 1914- 

36. 12 vols. 
Circulars and miscellaneous letters pertaining to the affairs of 
the bank. 

833. William Feltman Military Journals, 1779, 1781-82. 2 

vols. Presented by Louis C. Massey, 1931. 
Journals of Lieutenant Feltman of the 1st and 10th Regiments 
of Pennsylvania. 

834. Samuel Weiller Fernberger Collection, 1796-1819. 

Approx. 750 items. Presented by Samuel Weiller Fern- 
berger, 1938. 

Miscellaneous legal documents, mainly of Portland, Maine; ap- 
plications for the release of debtors, 1796-1805; writs of attach- 
ment, 1798-1816; bail bonds, 1797-1804; liberty bonds (for lib- 
erty of jail), 1798-1805; writs of executions of judgments, 1799- 
1819; other legal materials, 1801-13; commitments, 1802-5. The 
collection also includes Amos Partridge personal correspondence, 
1799-1817; and daybook, 1809. 



835. Fete Champetre Proceedings, 1850. 1 vol. Presented by 

Mrs. J. Madison Taylor, 1940. 
Minutes of the Board of Managers of the Fete Champetre, Win- 
throp Sargent, secretary. 

836. Mrs. Fields' Cookery Recipes, ca. 1880. 1 vol. Presented 

by Mrs. Fields, 1904. 

837. Fire Companies, ca. 1890. Approx. 250 pages. Presented by 

Mary W. Shoemaker, 1936. 

Manuscripts of articles on the history of fire companies, pub- 
lished in the Germantown Independent. 

838. Fire Companies of Philadelphia, Record Books, 1742- 

1871. 14 vols. Presented by various persons. 

Minutes, constitutions, expense accounts, and other records per- 
taining to the history of fire companies. 

839. Fire Insurance Company of Philadelphia County, Rec- 

ord Books, 1832-41. 2 vols. Presented by Henry 

Woehlcke, 1935. 
Ledger, 1832-39, and cashbook, 1833-41, kept by Jacob F. Hoick - 
ley, treasurer. 

840. The First American Movement West, 1913-14. 1 vol. 

Presented by William Vincent Byars, 1915. 

Typewriten transcripts from the Gratz-Croghan papers, and 
other manuscripts, 1776-84, contained in the Etting Collection; 
includes data on the Ohio Company of Virginia, the Indiana 
Company, the Illinois Company, the Mississippi Company, the 
Grand Ohio Company and the Vandalia Company, Thomas 
Cresap, William Franklin, Christopher Gist, Solomon Henry, 
William Trent, Alexander Lowry, Joseph Simon, William 
Henry Harrison, George Morgan, and Edward Ward. 

841. Dr. Enoch Fithian Vital Statistics, 1817-86. 4 vols. Pre- 

sented by Emlen Wood, 1938. 
Birth and death records of the township of Greenwich, Cum- 
berland County, N.J. 

842. Thomas Fitzgerald Manuscripts, 1868. 3 vols. Presented 

by Harrold E. Gillingham, 1938. 
Manuscript copies of two plays by Fitzgerald. 



843. Forts of Pennsylvania, 1754-83. 1 vol. Presented by 

Spencer Hazard, 1940. 
Samuel Hazard's letters, notes, maps, on the history of Penn- 
sylvania forts. 

844. William Parker Foulke Prison Records, 1846-58. 1 

booklet. Presented by E. A. Andrews, 1938. 
Records of and notes on prisoners in Eastern Penitentiary. 

845. U.S.S. "Franklin" Log Book, 1817-19. 1 vol. 

Log book of the Franklin, commanded by Henry N. Ballard, 
1817-18, and John Gallagher, 1818-19. 

846. Franklin College Prayer, 1787. 1 vol. Presented by John 

W. Jordan, 1890. 
Manuscript of the prayer delivered by John Herbst, minister 
of the United Brethren Congregation, at Lancaster on the day 
of dedication of Franklin College, June 6, 1787. 

847. Free Military School Register, 1863-64. 1 vol. Presented 

by Abraham Barker, 1896. 

Record of admissions to the free military school of the Phila- 
delphia Supervisory Committee for recruiting colored regiments. 

848. French Squadron Account of Supplies, 1781. 1 vol. 

Records of purchases from Breck and Green, Boston merchants, 
by Major de Cappelis, for the French squadron. 

849. Friends Records Letters, 1870-73. Approx. 50 items. 
Letters written by William J. Buck to John Jordan containing 
biographical sketches of Friends in Pennsylvania and adjacent 
territories. 

850. Fugger Family Heraldry, ca. 1700. 1 vol. Presented by 

John Frederick Lewis. 
Genealogical notes in French on German and French nobility, 
with water-color drawings of their coats of arms. 

851. General Committee of Defense Minutes, 1814-15. 3 

vols. Presented by John Goodman. 

Minutes of the proceedings relating to the defense of Phila- 
delphia. 



852. German Heraldry Books, ca. 1700. 4 vols. Presented by 

Carl Edelheim, 1899. 

Genealogical notes on German nobility with water-color draw- 
ings of their crests. 

853. German Recipes, ca. 1750. 1 vol. 

Magical formulas for obtaining supernatural power and ward- 
ing off evil spells. 

854. Germantown and Cressam Lots, 1824. 1 vol. 

Copies of the original general plan of the lands and lots of 
Germantown and Cresheim townships, copied from Mathias 
Zimmerman's original, 1746; Christian Lehman's drafts, 1766. 

855. Germantown and Perkiomen Turnpike, 1764-1808. 1 

vol. Presented by John F. Lewis, 1920. 

Correspondence, documents, and records of surveys relating to 
the construction of the Germantown and Perkiomen Pike, the 
Egypt or Norristown Road, and the Chestnut Hill and Spring 
House Turnpike Road. 

856. Germantown Home Guard Minutes, 1861-63. 1 vol. 

Presented by Mary Quincy Butler, 1904. 

857. James Gibson Journal, 1786-87. 1 vol. Presented by Ed- 

ward Shippen, 1892. 
His journal of college life at Princeton, 1786; journal by "Le- 
ander" describes social life in Philadelphia, 1786-87. 

858. George Gilbert Wood Engravings, ca. 1818-39. 1 vol. 

Presented by Harrold E. Gillingham, 1935. 
Collection of Gilbert's wood engravings. 

859. Edward Baldwin Gleason, 1906. 1 vol. Presented by Dr. 

H. M. Goddard, 1936. 
Testimonial of the Common Council of Philadelphia to E. B. 
Gleason on his retirement. 

860. Gloucester County Docket Books, 1754, 1782-83. 2 vols. 

Presented by Louis B. Runk, 1897, and W. K. Taylor, 

1917. 
Gloucester County, N.J., docket book, 1754, 1 vol.; docket book 
of John Little, justice of the peace in Gloucester, 1782-83. 



861. Goshen Town Book, 1718-1870. 1 vol. Purchased by the 

Wendell P. Bowman Memorial Fund, 1935. 
Photostats of records of the Chester County town. 

862. Governors of Pennsylvania Autograph Letters, 1778- 

1891. Approx. 50 items. 
Autograph letters, brief autobiographical sketches, and photo- 
graphs of several governors of Pennsylvania. 

863. Archibald H. Graham Manuscripts, 1927-29. 150 items. 
Pertain to publication of his History of Cricket in Philadelphia. 

864. D. W. Graply Diary, 1862-63. 1 vol. 

Contains an account of D. W. Graply, an engineer in the 
United States Navy, during the Civil War, of his experiences and 
naval battles off Charleston, S.C. 

865. Great Central Fair Minutes, 1864. 1 vol. Presented by 

the estate of Charles G. Leland, 1905. 
Record of the meetings of the newspaper committee for the 
Great Central Fair for the Sanitary Commission. 

866. General Nathanael Greene Letters, 1780-82. Approx. 

50 items. Presented by Stan V. Henkels, 1909. 
Copies of personal letters which Greene wrote to Lieutenant 
Colonel Henry Lee. 

867. Mary Hallock Greenwaldt Collection, 1932-36. 

Approx. 1,000 items. Presented by Mary Hallock Green- 
waldt, 1936. 

Papers relating to the invention of a mechanism for the pro- 
jection of color and sound by the organ; brief of case of Green- 
waldt vs. Musical Art Association, 1936; biographical notes on 
the Hallock and Norton families. 

868. Cruise of the Brig "Greyhound," 1744-47. 2 vols. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. William Wright Conway, 1938. 
An account of the cruise of the privateers Greyhound, Captain 
Jeffrey, and the Snow, Dragon, Captain Seymour. 

869. James Hamilton Docket Book, 1745. 1 vol. 

870. Hamilton Family Letter Book, 1781-90. 1 vol. 

The letters are chiefly in the handwriting of Jasper Yeates and 



relate to the estates of James Hamilton and William Hamilton 
in Lancaster. 

871. Robert Harper Brief of Title, 1680-1872. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Miss E. E. Wright, 1921. 

Typescript copy of a brief of title to three tracts of land in 
Northern Liberties, Philadelphia, compiled by B. Frank Harper. 

872. Harpers Ferry Civil War Records, 1863-65. 3 vols. Pur- 

chased by the General Fund, 1935. 
Records of James W. Brady, provost marshal at Harpers Ferry, 
Va., 1863-65, 2 vols.; order book of department headquarters at 
Harpers Ferry, 1863, 1 vol. 

873. CONSTANTINE HERING PORTRAITS AND BIOGRAPHICAL NOTES, 

1840-60. Approx. 100 items. Presented by the family of 

Constantine Hering, 1918. 
Collection of portraits and biographical notes on prominent men 
in Europe and America. 

874. Andrew Hesselius Journal, 1711-24. 1 vol. Presented by 

Charles J. Stille, 1889. 
Notes of his journey to America, 1711-24. Hesselius was a 
Swedish pastor. 

875. Hessian, Waldeck, and British Prisoners, 1776-79. 1 vol. 
List of prisoners of war received at Lancaster. 

876. History of the Local Draft Board, Philadelphia, 1917- 

19. 1 vol. Presented by Edwin C. Atkinson, 1919. Type- 
script. 

877. Holland Population Land Company Record Book, 

1816-20. 1 vol. Purchased by the Dreer Fund, 1934. 
Records of land sales made in western Pennsylvania by Maurice 
and William Wurtz for the company. The Society has a type- 
script of Alfred Huidekoper's lecture on the Holland Company, 
delivered at Meadville, 1872. 

878. Anna Hazen Howell Papers, 1838-1904. Approx. 500 

items. Presented by the estate of Anna Hazen Howell, 
1936. 
Papers from the estates of Isaiah Hocker, Robert Howell, and 



R. H. Howell. Among the papers are Isaiah Hooker's diaries, 
1838-66; genealogies of the Mott, Wilson, King, Chambers, 
Richie, Holton, Hocker, and Brown families. 

879. Andrew A. Humphreys Biographical Notes, 1865-84. 1 

vol. Presented by H. H. Humphreys, 1917. 

Collection of miscellaneous sketches and biographical notes on 
the life of General Andrew A. Humphreys. 

880. Illinois and Wabash Land Company Minutes, 1778- 

1812. 1 vol. Purchased by the Gratz Fund, 1938. 

Lists of names of original purchasers and proprietors of lands 
in the Illinois country, minutes of company transactions, resolu- 
tions, and other data pertaining to lands purchased from the 
Indians. 

881. Immigrant Lists, 1772-75. 7 vols. Presented by John Fred- 

erick Lewis, 1933. 
Photostats of original Immigrant Lists, State Library, Harris- 
burg. 

882. David Jackson Recipe Book, 1783-1800. 1 vol. Purchased 

by The Historical Society, 1899. 
Commonplace book of David Jackson, one of the members of 
the Continental Congress. 

883. Joseph Jackson Papers, ca. 1798-1916. Approx. 50 items. 

Purchased by The Historical Society, 1940. 

Miscellaneous notes, letters, cartoons, and broadsides pertaining 
to Philadelphia history. 

884. Jacobs Account Books, 1751-1818. 5 vols. Presented by 

John F. Lewis, 1920. 
Account books of members of a prominent merchant family. 

885. Thomas P. James Letter Books, 1851-63. 5 vols. Pre- 

sented by the Baker Library, 1937. 
Letter books of a Philadelphia druggist. 

886. Japanese and Chinese War Drawings, 1904-5. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. Hampton Carson, 1922. 

887. John Jennings Journal, 1757, 1766-67. 2 vols. 

An account of a trip from Fort Pitt to Fort Chartres and New 



Orleans, 1766; account book of the sales of provisions and gen- 
eral merchandise at Fort Chartres, 1757. 

888. Colonel John Jones Papers, 1814-64. Approx. 60 items. 

Presented by Mrs. Charlotte E. Jones, 1939. 
Personal and official papers of Colonel John Jones, brigadier 
inspector of the Pennsylvania militia; included are letters from 
George Bryan, auditor general, and a tax collector's book of 
Shamokin Township, Northumberland County, 1825. 

889. Lewis Jones Papers, 1787-1876. Approx. 140 items. Pre- 

sented by Harrold E. Gillingham. 
Family and business papers of Lewis Jones of Gwynedd. In- 
cluded are records of Clow and Company, 1787-98; Franklin 
Foulke estate papers, 1839-47; Charles Livezy letters, 1855-76; 
Sarah Tyson estate papers, 1850-59. 

890. Paul Jones Portraits, ca. 1778. 1 folder. Presented by 

Charles Morton Smith, 1930. 
Cartoons of Jones, accounts of his naval exploits from the Gazet- 
teer and New Daily Advertiser and the London Chronicle, 
1778-79. 

891. Account of Loss of Brig "Kaderbox," 1806. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Edward Fiartshorne, 1880. 
By Joseph Saunders Coates. 

892. Kensington Indenture for Public Burying Ground, 

1765. 1 vol. 
Photostat of the printed indenture for a public burying ground, 
granted by Alexander Allaire, and others to Emanuel Eyre and 
others in Kensington, Northern Liberties, Philadelphia. 

893. John Kreitzer Journal, 1846-48. 1 vol. Presented by R. 

Hutchinson, 1920. 
Eyewitness account of the Mexican War. 

894. Marquis de Lafayette Reception, 1824. Approx. 300 

items. 
Papers of the committee of arrangements relating to a Phila- 
delphia reception for Lafayette; invitation lists; letters of Rich- 
ard Peters, Joseph Lewis, Rembrandt Peale, and Peter S. Du 
Ponceau. 



895. Laws of Pennsylvania, 1682. 1 vol. 
Contemporary copy. 

896. Laws of Pennsylvania, 1684. 1 vol. 

Phineas Pembcrton's record of laws made at Chester, 1682. 

897. Lehigh Valley Railroad Company Record Books, 1858- 

96. 48 vols. Purchased by the Dreer Fund, 1939. 

898. Levick Papers, 1674-1782. Approx. 30 items. Presented 

by James Levick. 

Manuscripts dealing with the early Welsh settlers in Pennsyl- 
vania; deeds and surveys, 1681-95; account of persecution of 
Friends by the British Crown, 1681-83; letters of John David, 
1675, Robert and Thomas Jones, 1721-57, William and David 
Lewis, 1695, William Lucas, 1749, Owen Lewis, 1681, Hugh, 
John, and Kathcrine Roberts, 1683-1710, John Thomas, 1681, 
John, Owen, and Thomas Wynne, 1674-1782. 

899. Lewes, Delaware, 1812-13, 1926-36. 2 vols. Presented by 

Richard Paynter Lochner, 1938. 

Notes, correspondence, newspaper clippings, and photographs 
relating to the history of Lewes, Del.; Sarah Marriner daybook 
of an inn at Lewes, 1812-13. 

900. U.S.S. "Lexington" Receipts and Expenditures, 1828- 

30. 1 vol. Purchased by the Dreer Fund, 1936. 

901. Library Company of Philadelphia Manuscripts, 1746- 

47. 2 folders. One folder presented by Mrs. Rodman 

Wharton, 1914. 
Minutes of directors' meetings, 1746; agreement between the Li- 
brary Company and Robert Greenway, librarian, 1747. 

902. Loan Office Register of Indentures, 1724-30, 1785. 2 

vols. Presented by Charles Henry Hart, 1886. 

Record of mortgages on property in various Pennsylvania coun- 
ties held by the General Loan Office. 

903. Local Committee in Aid of the Belgians, Correspond- 

ence, 1914-21. Approx. 100 items. Presented by Mrs. 
Edward S. Sayres, 1931. 



904. Lochner Collection, 1817, 1861-81. Approx. 100 items. 

Presented by Richard P. Lochner, 1938. 
Miscellaneous -George Lochner family papers, chiefly in German. 

905. Lodge Records, 1731-37, 1749-55, 1829-1903. 36 vols. 

St. John's Lodge, account book, 1731-37, 1 vol.; "Book of Pro- 
ceedings of the Mason's Lodge held at the Tun Tavern in Water 
Street, Philadelphia," 1749-55, 1 vol.; Armenia Rebekah Lodge, 
cashbook, 1890-1901; Colfax Degree of Rebecca Lodge No. 1, 
index of order book, 1854-88; minutes, 1865-78; Fidelity Lodge 
No. 138, minutes, 1845-72, 3 vols.; cashbook, 1845-57; Grand 
Lodge, receipt book, 1833-65; Harmony Encampment No. 65, 
minutes, 1847-77, 2 vols.; Herman Lodge No. 7, semi-annual 
reports, 1870-96; Jefferson Lodge No. 48, membership applica- 
tions, 1873-84; Mount Olive Encampment No. 6, minutes, 1839- 
69, 3 vols.; cashbook, 1850-73; roll book-, 1850-68; Mount Olive 
Lodge No. 357, minutes, 1849-69, 2 vols.; treasurer's book, 1849- 
54; Northern Liberties No. 17, minutes, 1829-49, 1859-68; United 
Brothers Encampment No. 26, membership applications, 1846- 
81, 2 vols.; cashbook, 1877-83; Walhalla Lodge No. 7, minutes, 
1841-49, 1883-92, 3 vols.; cashbook, 1856-64; Order of U. S. of A., 
Camp No. 2, Camden, N.J., 1848-54, 1 vol.; Minnehaha Lodge, 
I. O. S. M., minute book, 1873-78, 1 vol.; O. U. A. M., Nassau 
Council No. 103, Princeton, N.J., minute book, 1873-78, 1 vol. 

906. Joshua Longstreth Letter Books, 1806-33. 2 vols. Pre- 

sented by Griffin C. Callahan, 1920. 
Letter books of a Philadelphia merchant. 

907. Lower Dublin Academy, 1885. 2 vols. Presented by Mrs. 

I. Pearson Willits, 1934. 
Manuscript of Samuel C. Willits' history of Lower Dublin 
Academy and Holmesburg Library and biographical sketches 
of trustees of these institutions; map of Thomas Holme's grant 
from William Penn, drawn in 1884. 

908. Benjamin Loxley Journal, 1776. 1 vol. 

Journal of Captain Benjamin Loxley of the first company of 
artillery of Philadelphia, containing account of the Amboy cam- 
paign, and muster roll for his company. 

909. William F. Lutz Collection, 1785-1874. Approx. 100 

items. Presented by William Filler Lutz, 1939. 



Miscellaneous papers relating chiefly to Lutz family interests 
in chemicals and dyeing; also documents on Bedford County 
politics. 

910. Luzerne, Lycoming, Northampton, Northumberland, 

and Wayne Land Association Records, 1801-6. 1 vol. 
Names of members, memorials, rules and regulations. 

911. John MacPherson Notes on Law, 1771. 1 vol. Presented 

by T. E. Marshall. 
Legal definitions, rules, and notes on the practice of law. 

912. Mantua Academy Roll Book, 1868-77. 1 vol. Presented 

by Mrs. J. T.Allen, 1923. 

913. Map of the Highlands, New York, 1779. 1 vol. 
Prepared for Washington by Robert Erskine, July, 1779; also 
photostat of a survey of an area west of the Hudson River, pro- 
posed as a national park. 

914. Maps and Plans of the Revolution, 1771-78. Approx. 20 

items. Presented by the Willard estate, 1908. 
French and American maps of military sites in the Philadelphia 
and Chesapeake areas. 

915. Marine Insurance, 1856. 1 vol. Presented by John Hill 

Martin, 1890. 

Opinions of legal authorities on marine insurance, compiled by 
J. Hill Martin. 

916. Market Street Bridge, Philadelphia, 1875-88. 1 vol. 

Presented by Thomas Buckley, 1931. 

Photographs showing construction of the bridge and views of 
the vicinity. 

917. Marks and Brands of Cattle, 1684. 1 vol. Presented by 

the Court of Common Pleas, Bucks County, 1873. 
Sketches and descriptions by Phineas Pemberton of brands of 
cattle in Pennsylvania. 

918. Marriage Records, 1835-65. 3 vols. 

Registers of marriages performed by Lewis Swift, Bucks County 
justice, 1835-39; by John Dennis, Philadelphia alderman, 1846- 
52; and at the mayor's office, Philadelphia, 1858-65. 



919. Marshall House, Alexandria, Virginia, 1861. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by John A. McAllister, 1880. 
Register of guests. 

920. William Martin Medical Notes, 1785-86. 6 vols. Pre- 

sented by J. Hill Martin, 1876. 
Martin's notes on lectures by Benjamin Rush and Joseph Black. 

921. Martinsburg, Virginia, Provost Marshal Pass Book, 

1863-64. 1 vol. Purchased by the General Fund. 
List of passes issued at Martinsburg, [W.] Virginia, during the 
Civil War. 

922. Archibald McCall Papers, 1809-17. 1 vol. Presented by 

Harrold E. Gillingham, 1933. 
Photostats of orders for marine insurance. 

923. Lawrence E. McCrossin, Democratic Scraps, 1901-14. 1 

vol. Presented by Lawrence E. McCrossin, 1918. 

Papers, letters, mementos, and newspaper clippings, gathered 
by a Democratic party leader. 

924. Benjamin F. McReynolds Correspondence, 1862-63. 1 

vol. Purchased by the Dreer Fund, 1938. 
Correspondence of an army commissary relating to provisions. 

925. Walter Ross McShea Genealogical Records, ca. 1918- 

29. Approx. 150 items. 

Genealogical notes on the families of Samuel Davis, Rozier Lev- 
ering, and Peter Wentz. 

926. Medal Dies of the United States, 1841-49. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. William H. Patterson, 1938. 

Register compiled by Franklin Peale, chief coiner of the United 
States Mint. 

927. Medical Books Collection, ca. 1779-1896. Approx. 500 

items. 

Records of hospitals and dispensaries in Philadelphia; papers on 
the history of Blockley General Hospital; Dr. James Stratton's 
record books, 1779-1816. 

928. "Merchants' Advertiser" Subscription List, 1797. 1 vol. 

Presented by John F. Lewis, 1920. 



929. Merchants Coffee House, 1818-53. 1 vol. Presented by 

Henry C. Potter. 

Minutes of the subscribers to the Green Room at the Merchants 
Coffee House, Philadelphia. 

930. Merchants Exchange, 1841-68. 1 vol. Presented by Henry 

C. Potter, 1900. 
Minutes of meetings of a group of Philadelphia merchants. 

931. Daniel S. Merrill Real Estate Notes, 1864-68. Approx. 

250 items. Presented by Mrs. Daniel S. Merrill, 1916. 

932. The Meschianza, 1778. 1 vol. 

Catalogue of books portrayed by the characters in the Meschi- 
anza, performed in Philadelphia, 1778. 

933. Mexican War, List of Prisoners of American Army, 

1848. 1 vol. Presented by William B. Mann, 1895. 

Prepared by Captain Charles Naylor of the 22nd Pennsylvania 
Regiment. 

934. Benjamin Mifflin Journal, 1764. 1 vol. Presented by 

Joseph A. Clay. 
Journal of Benjamin Mifflin's journey from Philadelphia to the 
Cedar Swamps and back. 

935. Mifflin, Northumberland, and Bedford Counties Con- 

veyances, 1795. Approx. 240 items. 
Land transactions of members of the Gratz family, James Wil- 
son, and others. 

936. Milestown School Records, 1818-74. 1 vol. 
Minutes, bylaws, names of officers and subscribers. 

937. Military Reconnoissance of the Susquehanna River, 

1861. 1 vol. 
Report made to Brigadier General A. J. Pleasanton, Philadel- 
phia. 

938. Ministerial Intrigues, 1716-17. 1 vol. Presented by Har- 

rold E. Gillingham, 1937. 

Copies of private letters of Robert Walpole, Charles Town- 
shend, James Stanhope, and Paul Methuen. 



939. James T. Mitchell Collection, ca. 1659-1911. Approx. 

12,000 items. Presented by the estate of James T. 
Mitchell. 

These papers fall into two sections. One section includes a col- 
lection of autograph letters and documents of distinguished jur- 
ists and other prominent persons, ca. 1659-1873, gathered by 
James T. Mitchell; list of grand jury indictments, 1701; Phila- 
delphia court docket book, 1737; papers on land controversies 
in Maryland and New Jersey, 1753; contemporary copy of Penn's 
case relating to buying up of grants made to the first settlers, 
1769; letters reflecting events of the Revolutionary War and 
early national political questions, tariff, transportation, con- 
struction of turnpikes, bridges, etc., 1770-1860; Abraham van 
Vechten, correspondence from New York, 1780-1841; papers of 
Jacob Thornton's trial for conspiring to pass counterfeit bank 
notes, 1821; portraits of members of the bar. 

The other section contains James T. Mitchell's personal 
papers, records of his activities as a member of the bar and as 
Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; also papers 
of D. B. Canfield, publisher of the Law Register, 1852-88; John 
Hill Martin's notes on members of the bar, 1882-89; James T. 
Mitchell portrait collection, 1888-1907; papers of Common- 
wealth vs. Alburger re title of Franklin Square, 1836; Manayunk 
tax record, 1840; Eustis Corning correspondence, 1842-64; Peter 
A. Browne papers, ca. 1857. 

940. James A. Montgomery Papers, 1702-1903. Approx. 500 

items. Presented by James A. Montgomery, 1939. 

Papers pertaining chiefly to prominent Maryland families: 
Colonel Thomas White, merchant, quitrent book, 1702; letter 
book, 1751-75; Thomas and Esther White estate papers, 1749- 
1803; Thomas R. White, Stafford Forge records, 1752; Bishop 
William White, correspondence and genealogical notes, 1769-94; 
genealogies of families of Daniel Dulany, Daniel Charles Heath, 
Philip and Richard Key, 1710-1836; Edward Hall, merchant in 
West Indies, correspondence, 1796; Thomas H. Montgomery 
correspondence, 1879-1903; indenture of sale of Baltimore Iron 
Works by Daniel Dulany and Robert Carter, 1770; view of 
Annapolis, 1787; letters to James Wilson, 1769-94, 20 items; notes 
on Wilson genealogy. 

941. J. Hampton Moore Peace Jubilee Collection, 1898. 



Approx. 1,500 items. Presented by J. Hampton Moore, 

1940. 
Letters and photographs of the committee of arrangements for 
the Peace Jubilee celebration. 

942. Samuel Moore, 1765-88. 1 vol. Presented by Alfred Prime, 

1920. 
Receipt book and commonplace book of Samuel Moore, land- 
owner in Philadelphia and Chester County. 

943. William Moore Papers, 1764-77. 2 vols. Presented by Mrs. 

John F. Lewis, 1937. 
Papers and court docket of William Moore of Chester County. 

944. Moravian History at Bethlehem, 1866, 1 vol. Presented 

by Mrs. Edward S. Sayres, 1923. 
Compiled by J. Hill Martin, from notes of Rufus A. Grider. 

945. Mt. Holly, New Jersey, ca. 1882. 1 vol. Presented by Isaac 

R. Pennypacker, 1910. 

Brief history of Mount Holly from 1676-1882, by Richard Cox 
Shreve. 

946. Moyamensing Surveys, 1833. 1 vol. Presented by Herbert 

DuPuy, 1910. 
Plans and drafts of Moyamensing by R. H. Rickey. 

947. Music at Bethlehem, 1870. 1 vol. Presented by J. Hill 

Martin, 1871. 

Historical sketch for period of 1742-1870, compiled by J. Hill 
Martin, from notes of Rufus A. Grider. 

948. Collections of Music Books, 1800-1865. 6 vols. 

949. Music Manuscripts, ca. 1800. 2 booklets. Purchased by the 

DreerFund, 1935. 
Manuscript copies of sacred music. 

950. Muster Rolls, 1776-1802, 1807, 1824, 1828, 1861-65. 26 

vols. Presented by Brinton Coxe, F. M. Etting, George 
Getz, Colonel J. P. Nicholson, William S. Reed, Simon 
Stevens, and Isaac R. Walker. 
Lancaster County, 1776, 1 vol.; Captain David Greer's company 



at York, 1776, 1 vol.; Bucks County, 1776-1802, 1 vol.; Phila- 
delphia County, 1777-89, 1 vol.; Billingsport, 1778, 1 vol.; Cap- 
tain John Davis' company, North Pennsylvania regiment at 
West Point, N.Y., 1778-80, 1 vol.; copy of muster roll of French 
army in America, 1778-83, 1 vol.; 1st and 2nd battalions of 
Philadelphia militia, 1778-89, 8 vols.; Captain Cox, 1781, 1 vol.; 
7th company, 5th battalion, Philadelphia militia, commanded 
by Lieutenant Colonel John Shee, 1782, 1 vol.; rolls of the six 
battalions of the city of Philadelphia, 1784, 1 vol.; 1st battalion 
of Lancaster County, Captain John Wudhy, 1786, 1 vol.; Penn- 
sylvania troops commanded by Lieutenant Colonel Josiah Har- 
mar, headquarters at Vincennes, 1787, 1 vol.; 69th regiment 
dragoons, Berks County, 1807, 1 vol.; 7th company, 84th regi- 
ment, Philadelphia militia, Captain Francis Asbury Dickins 
commanding, 1824; 1st brigade District of Columbia Militia, 
1828, 1 vol.; Berks County, 1861-65, 2 vols.; Company C, 118th 
Regiment of Infantry, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1862-65, 1 vol. 

951. A. Myers Diary, 1851. 1 vol. Presented by Leonard G. 

Myers, 1919. 
Describes a trip to the Siskowit mine and other copper mines 
near Lake Superior. 

952. National Ensigns upon a White Field as Flags of Hu- 

man Freedom, 1890-1904. Approx. 50 items. Presented 

by Arabella Carter, 1931. 
Letters and publications relating to the early history of the 
Human Freedom League. 

953. Naval Signals, 1780-81. 1 vol. 

Commander G. B. Rodney's instructions to captains of the 
British navy. 

954. Navigation Treatise, 1808. 1 vol. Purchased by the Dreer 

Fund, 1936. 
General discourse on navigation by William M. Hunter, Hamil- 
ton Academy, Philadelphia. 

955. Navy Agency Records, 1845-49. 2 vols. Presented by Ethan 

Allan Weaver, 1929. 
Samuel D. Patterson, naval agent at Philadelphia, letter book, 
1845-47, and ledger, 1845-49. 



956. Negro Laws of New Jersey, 1795. 1 vol. 

Extracts of the laws of New Jersey, 1682-1788, concerning Ne- 
gro slaves, compiled by Joseph Bloomfield, 1795, for the New 
Jersey Society for Promoting the Abolition of Slavery. 

957. New Hampshire Constitutional Convention, 1791. 1 

vol. 
Extracts of the proceedings of the New Hampshire constitutional 
convention 1791, attested by John Calfe, secretary. 

958. New York Subscription Book, 1790. 1 vol. 
Autographs of subscribers to a literary publication. 

959. Non-Importation Association, Cargo Manifests, 1774. 

4 vols. 

Manifests of imported merchandise conveyed to the Committee 
of Observation of Philadelphia, Northern Liberties, and South- 
war k. 

960. Non-Importation Resolution, 1765. 1 vol. Presented by 

William Bradford, 1854. 
Declaration made by citizens of Philadelphia. 

961. George W. Norris Papers, 1695-1835. Approx. 50 items. 

Presented by George W. Norris. 
Comprised chiefly of miscellaneous papers of Isaac Norris. 

962. Frederick North, Lord Guilford, Papers, ca. 1825. 1 vol. 
Arabic and Turkish tables of conjugation. 

963. North American Land Company, Pennsylvania Popula- 

tion Company, Asylum Company, and Pennsylvania 
Land Company Records, 1792-1816. 1 vol. Purchased 
by the Dreer Fund, 1935. 

Contains accounts, names of purchasers and shareholders, plans 
of association, agreements. 

964. Northern District of Kingsessing Meadows Ordinances, 

1761-1809. 1 vol. 

Records of the local government, laws, resolutions, and regula- 
tions. 



965. Northern Liberties Ordinances, 1838-54. 1 vol. Presented 

by A. S. W. Rosenbach, 1939. 

The ordinance book of the Board of Commissioners, Northern 
Liberties, Philadelphia. 

966. Northumberland County Committee of Safety Min- 

utes, 1776-77. 1 vol. Presented by J. Simon Stevens, 
1846. 

967. Norwich and Callowhill Markets, 1784-1845, 1 vol. 

Minutes of managers' meetings and miscellaneous records of 
Philadelphia markets. 

968. Notification of Battle of Lexington, 1775. 1 folder. 
Copy of dispatch sent from Watertown, Mass., April 19, 1775. 

969. Nurseries and Orchards, 1772. 1 vol. Presented by C. R. 

Hildeburn, 1892. 
A treatise on nurseries, planting orchards, and grafting. 

970. Obituary Notices, ca. 1909-24. Approx. 100 items. Pre- 

sented by Charles Chauncey. 
Collection of newspaper clippings, genealogical notes, and cor- 
respondence relating to prominent Philadelphians. 

971. Old Swedes Mill, Frankford, 1907. 1 vol. Presented by 

Charles H. Duffield, 1910. 

Historical sketch of Old Swedes Mill, later known as Duffield's 
Mill. 

972. Oley and Vicinity, 1860. 1 vol. Presented by Alfred S. 

Bertolet, 1883. 
Historical sketch by Peter G. Bertolet. 

973. Orderly Books, American, 1775-80, 1782, 1792-1810, 

1814, 1817-1820, 1843-44, 1861. 42 vols. 
Cambridge and Roxbury headquarters, 1775, 1 vol.; General 
Anthony Wayne, headquarters at Isle of Noix, Crown Point, 
Ticonderoga, New York, and other places, 1776, 1 vol.; head- 
quarters at Perth Amboy, N.J., 1776, 1 vol.; Captain Sharp 
Delany at Trenton, N.J., 1776, 1 vol.; photostat of orderly book 
of Elisha Williams, adjutant to Washington, headquarters be- 
tween New York and Harlem, 1776, 1 vol.; copies of orderly 



books of Washington, Joseph Reed, and Samuel B. Webb, 1776, 
2 vols.; Captain Philip Shrowder of the German battalion of 
Continentals, headquarters at Philadelphia, Middle Brook, and 
Valley Forge, 1776-78, 2 vols.; Captain John Nice, headquarters 
at Red Bank, Fort Mercer, Germantown, and Cross Roads, 1777, 
1 vol.; headquarters at White Marsh, Generals Sullivan and 
Greene, 1777, 1 vol.; Captain Anthony Selin's company at 
Princeton, N.J., General Putnam commanding officer, 1777, 1 
vol.; Valley Forge, 1778, 1 vol. (interleaved in this book are let- 
ters from Washington Irving, 1857, George Bancroft, 1859, and 
Jared Sparks, 1859); General Anthony Wayne, headquarters at 
Valley Forge, 1778, and in Georgia, 1782, 1 vol.; General Hand, 
headquarters at Valley Forge, 1778, 2 vols.; Colonel James 
Chambers, 1st brigade, 1st Pennsylvania regiment, headquarters 
at White Plains, N.Y., 1778, 2 vols.; Colonel George Jenkins, 
headquarters at Valley Forge, White Plains, N.Y. and Fred- 
ericksburg, Va., 1778-79, 1 vol.; General William Smallwood, 
headquarters at White Plains, N.Y., Fish Kill Creek, Fredericks- 
burg, Middle Brook, and other encampments, 1778-79, 1 vol.; 
Colonel Moses Hazen, headquarters at Albany, N.Y., and other 
places, 1778-79, 2 vols.; General Laughlin Mcintosh, head- 
quarters at Lancaster, Carlisle, Fort Pitt, Fort Mcintosh, Fort 
Lawrence, and Pittsburgh, 1778-80, 1 vol.; Colonel James Cham- 
bers, 1st Pennsylvania regiment, headquarters at Bryan's Tavern, 
Prickness, Totoway, and Middle Brook, 1779-80, 2 vols.; 3rd 
New Jersey regiment, headquarters at Tenack, N.J., 1780, 1 vol.; 
General McDougal, headquarters at Morristown, N.J., 1780, 
1 vol.; Sergeant Major John H. Hawkins, headquarters at Mor- 
ristown and other places, 1785, 2 vols.; Major John Ross of New 
Jersey, commanding brigade, at West Point, N.Y., 1780, 1 vol.; 
headquarters at Highlands, 1782, 1 vol.; General Anthony 
Wayne, headquarters at Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Still Water, 
Grand Oglaze, Camp Deposit, Fort Defiance, Miami Village, 
and other places, 1792, 1794, 2 vols.; Justus Gibbs, headquarters 
at Legionville, 1793, 1 vol.; Major John Connelly, 1st regi- 
ment of artillery, Philadelphia, 1794-1810, 1 vol.; Second Elite 
Corps, Virginia, commanded by Colonel Moses Green, head- 
quarters at Camp Charles, City Court House, Camp Fairfield, 
and Richmond, Va., 1814, 1 vol.; Mifflin Guards, Captain S. 
Anderson commanding, headquarters at Kennett Square and 
Camp Brandywine, 1814, 1 vol.; adjutant's orderly book of head- 
quarters at Camp Dupont, Camp Brandywine, Camp Bloom- 



field, and Wilmington, Del., 1814, 1 vol.; Chester County Re- 
publican Artillerists, including minutes and articles of the as- 
sociation, list of members, and officers, 1817-20, 1 vol.; 1st regi- 
ment artillery of Pennsylvania, contains details of the riots in 
Southwark, Philadelphia, 1843-44, 1 vol.; General Robert Pat- 
terson, headquarters at Philadelphia, Hagerstown, Md., Martins- 
burg, (W.) Va., Harrisburg, Washington, D.C., and other places. 
1861, 1 vol. 

974. Orderly Books, British, 1758, 1778-80. 5 vols. 

Sergeant Alexander Ross, at Camp Great Falls, Lake George, 
Fort Edward, and other points in New York, 1758, 1 vol.; order- 
ly book kept during occupation of Philadelphia, 1778, 1 vol.; 
Captain R. Clayton, 17th regiment, headquarters at New York, 
1777-79, 1 vol.; Lord Stirling's guards headquarters at Totoway, 
1780, 2 vols. 

975. Orderly Books, German, 1779-80. 2 vols. Presented by 

John Jordan and Jacob Weidman. 

Lieutenant Colonel Hubley, commanding German regiment at 
Wyoming, 1779, 1 vol.; Captain Charles Baltzel, commanding 
company of German infantry, headquarters at West Point, N.Y., 
1780, 1 vol. 

976. Henry Pannebecker Surveys, 1722-42. 1 vol. Presented by 

S. W. Pennypacker, 1885. 

Photostat of surveys of roads and townships in Philadelphia and 
Montgomery counties. 

977. Penllyn, Wales, Probate Records, 1914. 1 vol. Pur- 

chased by the Library Fund, 1915. 

Copies of probate records, 1571-1700, compiled by Thomas Al- 
len Glenn for genealogical data on Welsh settlers in Pennsyl- 
vania. 

978. William Penn, First Deed from the Indians, 1682. 1 

folder. Presented by Thomas Kimber, Jr., 1867. 
For land between the Delaware River and Neshaminy Creek. 

979. Penn Guarantee Association Minute Book, 1878-86. 1 

vol. Purchased by the General Fund, 1939. 

980. Penn Relics at Pennsylvania Castle, ca. 1911. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by William Brooke Rawle, 1911. 



Record of the Penn relics at Pennsylvania Castle, Isle of Port- 
land, Dorsetshire, England; also genealogical notes of the Penn 
family. 

981. Penn Township Supervisors Accounts, 1820-70. 1 vol. 

Purchased by the Dreer Fund, 1936. 

982. Penn Tracts of Land in Northampton County, 1764-76. 

1 vol. Presented by Mrs. P. H. Ashbridge and Miss Ben- 
ners, 1911. 

Survey made by Lucius Carter; contains list of names of early 
settlers. 

983. Pennsylvania, Pension Papers of the Revolution, 1790- 

92. Approx. 150 items. 

Chiefly powers of attorney of pensioners authorizing other per- 
sons to draw their pensions. 

984. Pennsylvania Assembly Minutes, 1724-25. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Jonathan Ingham, 1880. 
Original minutes of the assembly. 

985. Pennsylvania Assembly Papers, 1682-1783. Approx. 300 

items. 

Miscellaneous papers reflecting activities of the assembly under 
the proprietary government: drafts of minutes and acts of as- 
sembly, 1701, 1706-7, 1711-12, 1715, 1717, 1720; attorney gen- 
eral's reports on legislation, 1700, 1701; several items concern- 
ing Benjamin Franklin's anti-British activities. 

986. Pennsylvania Assembly, Petition Against the Slave 

Trade, 1780. 1 vol. 

Petition to the Pennsylvania assembly from citizens of Phila- 
delphia. 

987. Pennsylvania Boundary Line, 1785-87. 4 vols. Presented 

byW.W. Porter, 1923. 

Andrew Porter's journals and memoranda relating to his sur- 
veys of the Pennsylvania boundry line. 

988. Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention Minutes, 

1899. 1 vol. Presented by William J. Campbell, 1900. 
Copy of minutes of the committee on suffrage, elections, and 



representation of the Pennsylvania Constitutional Convention, 
1872-73, by John H. Campbell, one of the members. 

989. Pennsylvania Hospital Library, 1830. 1 vol. Presented 

by Mrs. G. Malin, 1902. 

History of the medical library of the Pennsylvania Hospital, by 
William G. Malin, librarian. 

990. Pennsylvania Line Enlistments, 1781-1808. 2 vols. Pre- 

sented by William F. Corbitz. 

Record of enlistments in the Pennsylvania line, 1781, certified 
by Plunket Fleeson; artillery regiment muster rolls, 1781-1808. 

991. Pennsylvania Militia, 1822-25. 1 vol. Presented by S. W. 

Brecht. 

Return of absentees of the 4th Company, 2nd Battalion, 98th 
Regiment, Pennsylvania militia, commanded by Captain John 
Early. 

992. Pennsylvania Railroad Memoranda, ca. 1864, 1875-78. 

2 vols. Presented by the estate of Cephas G. Childs. 
Papers of Joseph Richards. 

993. Pennsylvania Railroad Report, 1889. 1 vol. Presented 

by Joseph T. Richards, 1921. 

Typescript of general manager's report to the president and 
board of directors of the Pennsylvania Railroad, 1889, on Johns- 
town flood. 

994. Pennsylvania Salt Works Account Book, 1776-79. 1 vol. 

995. Pennsylvania State Treasury Accounts, 1795-97. 1 vol. 

996. Pennsylvania State Valuation Commission Minutes, 

1799. 1 vol. 

997. Pennsylvania Township Patents, 1878. 1 vol. Presented 

by the estate of Frederick H. Shelton, 1925. 
Frederick H. Shelton's copies of patents to land, chiefly in Dela- 
ware County. 

998. Pennsylvania Volunteers in War of 1812 and Civil 

War, 1861-1928. 1 vol. Purchased by the Dreer Fund, 
1936. 



Brief biographical notes. 

999. Pennypacker Mills, ca. 1901. 1 vol. Presented by S. W. 

Pennypacker, 1913. 

Historical sketches of the early settlement and development of 
the Perkiomen Creek region. 

1000. Samuel C. Perkins Naval General Court Martial 

Docket, 1864. 1 vol. Presented by the estate of S. C. 
Perkins, 1904. 
Docket book of Samuel C. Perkins, judge advocate. 

1001. Permanent Bridge, Philadelphia, 1800-1809. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by H. Griffiths, 1882. 

Autographs of the stockholders in the company for erecting a 
permanent bridge over the Schuylkill River at Philadelphia. 

1002. Petitions to the Council of Philadelphia, 1780-1831. 

Approx. 200 items. Presented by Robert Bethell and 

George S. Bethell, 1871. 
Petitions relating chiefly to the opening of new roads, paving 
and repairing of streets; included is an account of the estate 
of Benjamin Franklin, December 31, 1811. 

1003. Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike, 1806. 2 vols. 

Presented by William Brooke Rawle. 
Surveys, sketches, notes, and photographs by Robert Brooke. 

1004. Philadelphia Banks in Emergency Campaign, 1863. 1 

vol. Presented by Harry Royers, 1914. 

Papers relating to financial stress during the Civil War and the 
payment of Pennsylvania militia. 

1005. Philadelphia to Bethlehem Journal, 1773. 1 vol. 

Description of a tour by a group of Philadelphians through 
Bethlehem, Easton, Allentown, and Reading. 

1006. Catalogue of Books of the City of Philadelphia, 

1859. 1 vol. Presented by George S. Bethell, 1870. 

List of books, letters, and miscellaneous communications housed 
in the various municipal departments of Philadelphia. 

1007. Philadelphia Catalogue of Citizens, 1859. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by John B. Wood, 1910. 



1008. Philadelphia Catalogue of Contributors for Relief 

of the Poor, 1766. 1 vol. Presented by the Gilpin 
estate. 

1009. Philadelphia Centre Square Water Works, 1801-6. 1 

vol. Presented by the Jenkintown Trust Co., 1936. 
List of first subscribers. 

1010. Philadelphia City Lots Reports, 1700. 1 vol. Presented 

by John T. Morris, 1904. 

Report of commissioners containing the names of owners of 
properties, location, and acreage. 

1011. Philadelphia Committee of Public Safety, Minutes, 

1861. 1 vol. 

1012. Philadelphia Committee of Observation, Minutes, 

1774. 1 vol. 

1013. Philadelphia County Board Record Book, 1835-45. 1 

vol. Presented by Samuel C. Perkins, 1940. 

The County Board was composed of members of the Senate and 
House of Representatives of the state legislature for the city 
and county of Philadelphia. 

1014. Philadelphia County Papers, 1671-1855. Approx. 600 

items. Presented by various persons. 

Miscellaneous papers, documents, correspondence, surveys of 
land. 

1015. Philadelphia Dancing Assembly Records, 1749-1916. 

Approx. 100 pieces. Presented by John William Wal- 
lace, 1883; and George L. Harrison, 1936. 

Treasurer's book, 1828-31; subscriber and board lists, invitation 
cards, etc., 1749-1916. 

1016. Philadelphia Death Records, 1791-1851. 2 vols. Pre- 

sented by Louis C. Massey, 1886. 

Entered by Norton Pryor, 1791-1815; Richard Loxely, 1815-51; 
also Norton Pryor's weather records, 1786-90. 

1017. Philadelphia Directory Subscribers, 1821. 1 vol. Pur- 

chased by the Library Fund, 1904. 



Autographs of subscribers to the proposal for publishing The 
Philadelphia Directory and Annual Register. 

1018. Philadelphia Dissected, or the Metropolis of Ameri- 

ca, Subscribers, 1800. 1 vol. 

Also includes a list of subscribers to Birch's Views of Philadel- 
phia, second edition. 

1019. Philadelphia Insurance Company, 1814-45. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. Howard W. Page, 1934. 

Minutes, accounts, names of officers, and records of general 
transactions. 

1020. Philadelphia Landholders, 1734. 1 vol. 

List of names of the inhabitants in the county of Philadelphia 
with notations of land held by each. 

1021. Philadelphia Merchant Daybook, 1770-88. 1 vol. 
Daybook of a Philadelphia merchant. 

1022. Philadelphia Ordinances, 1722. 1 vol. Presented by J. A. 

McAllister, 1882. 

Ordinances passed in Philadelphia by the mayor, recorder, 
aldermen, and common council on October 15, 1722. 

1023. Philadelphia Pageant, Sketches of Military Uni- 

forms, 1912. 1 vol. Presented by E. P. Oberholtzer, 

1912. 
Sketches in color and descriptions of military uniforms, stand- 
ards, and arms of the period 1725-91, made by Charles Ffoulkes. 

1024. Philadelphia Penn Square, 1 vol. 

Memorials addressed to the Philadelphia select and common 
councils relating to the cutting of High and Broad Streets, 
through Penn's or Centre Square. 

1025. Philadelphia Sugar Refining Company Records, 1812. 

1 vol. Presented by A. C. Kline, 1863. 
Articles of association, list of stockholders, constitution, bylaws, 
and other data. 

1026. Philadelphia Tea Party, 1910. 1 vol. Presented by Fran- 

cis R. Taylor, 1921. 



Typewritten copies of letters of Abel James and Henry Drinker, 
1773-78, concerning the severance of trade with Great Britain. 

1027. Philadelphia Tea Shipments, 1769-73. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. F. M. Ives, 1923. 

Papers reflecting the popular agitation in the colonies against 
the importation of tea and other commodities from England. 

1028. Philadelphia Vessels Insurance, 1804-5. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Samuel Marshall, 1905. 
List of vessels insured, names of clients and captains. 

1029. Philippine War Diaries, 1899-1902. 2 vols. 

Written by Immanuel H. Warrington, soldier in the United 
States infantry in the Philippines. 

1030. J. Philmore, Slave Trade, ca. 1765. 1 vol. 

Account of the slave trade dealing with the character of the 
Negro and the inhumanity and immorality of the slave trade. 

1031. Borough of Pittsburgh Records, 1794-1803. 1 vol. Pur- 

chased by the Library Fund, 1912. 
Minute book of the burgesses, containing rules and ordinances. 

1032. Plan of Siege of Quebec, 1759; Fort Mifflin, 1777; 

Tinicum Island, ca. 1685; 1 vol. Purchased by the Li- 
brary Fund, 1912, 1913. 

1033. Benjamin Pomroy Journal, 1758-63. 1 vol. 

Pomroy was chaplain in one of the British regiments in upper 
New York state and Canada. 

1034. Pottsville to Shamokin Survey, 1759. 1 vol. Presented 

by Jesse Lightfoot, 1850. 
Notes by Benjamin Lightfoot, deputy surveyor of Berks County. 

1035. Joseph Powell Distribution to Refugees, 1755-56. 1 

vol. 

Powell's account of benefactions received and distributed to the 
poor who took their refuge in Moravian settlements at Bethle- 
hem, Nazareth, Friedensthal, Christian's Brun, and Gnadenthal; 
included in a letter of Bishop Joseph Spangenberg, 1757. 



1036. Prisoners of War Letter Book and Ration Book, 1778- 

82. 2 vols. 
Letters of Thomas Bradford, commissioner of prisoners, relat- 
ing to exchange and parole of prisoners of war; also records of 
provisions drawn for prisoners. 

1037. Prophecy and Dream, ca. 1757. 1 vol. Purchased by The 

Historical Society, 1903. 
Religious sentiments of a mystical character. 

1038. Province of Pennsylvania Act for Regulating and 

Establishing Fees, 1711, 1 vol. Presented by Harrold 
E. Gillingham, 1936. 
Presented to the Pennsylvania Assembly. 

1039. Provincial Conference Minutes, 1776. 1 vol. 
Minutes of provincial conference of committees of the Province 
of Pennsylvania. 

1040. Provincial Council Papers, 1684, 1714-1823. Approx. 

150 items. Presented by the Numismatic and Antiquar- 
ian Society. 

Miscellaneous letters and documents from early proprietary 
government officials relating largely to the sale of lands, po- 
litical and economic affairs. 

1041. Provincial Delegates Letters, 1754-1829. Approx. 600 

items. 

Letters of men who served as provincial delegates: Benjamin 
Franklin, written in London, 1762-76; John Dickinson, 1754-74; 
Anthony Wayne, 1776-96; Thomas Fitzsimons, 1776-83; James 
Irvine, 1760; John Cadwalader, Thomas McKean, Jacob Mor- 
gan, Robert Morris, Jacob Rush, Charles Thomson, Thomas 
Wharton, David Rittenhouse, Owen Biddle, P. Muhlenberg, 
Thomas Willing, Samuel Hunter, and others. 

1042. Quachita Lands Record Book, 1808-32. 1 vol. Presented 

by Manuel E. Griffith, 1904. 

Record of the sale of the estates of Abraham Morhouse and 
Andrew Y. Morhouse in Louisiana. 

1043. Qualification Book, 1720-59. 1 vol. 

Oaths of allegiance to English crown by persons taking office 



in departments of the government of the Province of Pennsyl- 
vania. 

1044. Qualification Books of the City of Philadelphia, 

1747-74, 1761-65. 2 vols. 

Oaths of allegiance to the English crown by persons taking 
office. 

1045. Queen's Redoubt, Diary of a British Soldier, 1863-66. 

1 vol. Presented by Frank M. Hutchinson, 1907. 
Account of the British military campaign in the Mauri War in 
New Zealand. 

1046. Samuel X. Radbill Papers, 1855-56, 1899-1900. Approx. 

300 items. 
Letters received by Lindsay and Blackiston, Philadelphia book- 
dealers and publishers, relating to the sale of books; canceled 
checks of Jud I. McGuigan, 1899-1900. 

1047. George C. Read Naval Orders, 1836-40, 1845-47. 7 vols. 

Presented by Joseph Henry Dubbs, 1876. 
Journals and correspondence of Captain George C. Read, U.S.N. 

1048. Redemptioners, Custom House, London, 1774-75, 1 vol. 

Presented by Cheesman A. Herrick, 1936. 
List of names. 

1049. Redemptioners Registry, 1785-1831. 2 vols. 

Register of German redemptioners indentured as servants in 
Pennsylvania. 

1050. Region of the Brandywine Map, 1777. 1 folder. 

George Washington's map of the Brandywine River, New Castle 
County, Delaware, made by Jacob Broom. 

1051. Register of Arrivals in Philadelphia, 1682-86. 1 vol. 

Presented by J. Francis Fisher, 1852. 
Partial list. 

1052. Revenue Board of Commissioners Records, 1845. 1 vol. 

Purchased by the Dreer Fund, 1934. 
Accounts kept by Eli Kirk Price, commissioner of revenue, ap- 
pointed to investigate the state of taxable property in various 
parts of Pennsylvania. 



1053. Revolutionary Log Book, 1769-81. 1 vol. Purchased by 

The Historical Society, 1939. 

Log book kept by commander John McNachtane, on his vari- 
ous vessels Sally, Neptune, and the brigantincs Robert and 
Hannah. 

1054. Revolutionary War Quartermaster's List, ca. 1776- 

83. Approx. 400 pages. 

Names of artificers, prisoners, enlisted men, and officers killed 
in battle. 

1055. Ridley Meadow Company Cash Book, 1787-93. 1 vol. 
Treasurer's accounts, names of officers, records of taxes paid. 

1056. RlTTENHOUSE BICENTENARY CELEBRATION PAPERS, 1932. 

1 vol. 

Photostats of early astronomical calculations, photographs, news- 
paper clippings, etc., pertaining to the bicentennial celebration 
of the birth of David Rittenhouse, Philadelphia. 

1057. Abraham Ritter Manuscripts, 1855-60. 2 vols. Presented 

by John Jordan, Jr. 
Historical accounts of Bethlehem and Nazareth. 

1058. Isaac Roach Diary, 1812-47. 1 vol. Presented by Walter 

T. Roach, 1934. 

Account of his participation in the War of 1812 and the military 
campaign against Canada. 

1059. John Robbins Army Memoranda, 1862. 2 booklets, Pre- 

sented by Camille Reilly, 1934. 

1060. St. Louis Diary, 1836. 1 vol. Presented by George P. 

Philes, 1889. 
Diary kept by a young physician in St. Louis, Mo. 

1061. Sandy Bank Cemetery, 1901. 1 vol. Presented by Edgar 

T. Miller, 1905. 

Typescript list of persons buried in Sandy Bank Cemetery, Dela- 
ware County, 1801-55. 

1062. Sanitary Commission Great Central Fair Record 

Books, 1864. 3 vols. 



Minute book of Wholesale Dry Goods Department, Sanitary 
Commission Fair; memorandum book of the Ladies' Central 
Committee. 

1063. Sargent, Winthrop, Jr., Commonplace Book, 1845-46. 

1 vol. Presented by Townsend Ward, 1876. 

Extracts from various sources relating to the history of the 
province of Pennsylvania and the Penn family. 

1064. Mary R. Scattergood Genealogical Records, 1872-85. 

Approx. 300 pages. 

Families of Arthur William Starr, William Cooper, and James 
S. Lippincott, of Pennsylvania. 

1065. Charles Schaffer, Meteorological Observations, 

1854-1930. 4 vols. Presented by Mrs. Charles Schaffer, 
1904. 

1066. School Book Collection, 1667-1872. Approx. 40 vols. 

Miscellaneous school notebooks and texts, mainly mathematics, 
bookkeeping, surveying, and French lessons. 

1067. Schooner "John" Log Book, 1799. 1 vol. Presented by 

Thomas A. Biddle Company, 1927. 
Log of voyage from Philadelphia to Surinam. 

1068. Schuylkill Arsenal Photographs, ca. 1890. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by John L. Houston, 1900. 
Pictures of a Philadelphia arsenal. 

1069. Schuylkill Bank Minute Book, 1840-43. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Dr. A. F. Twogood. 

Minutes relate chiefly to the liquidation of financial affairs by 
the assignees of H. J. Levis' estate. 

1070. Schuylkill Township, Chester County History, ca. 

1830. 1 vol. Presented by Isaac A. Pennypacker, 1845. 
Historical sketch by Isaac A. Pennypacker. 

1071. Scrap Book, 1802-90. Approx. 100 items. 

Newspaper clippings on politics, commerce, shipping, and In- 
dians in Pennsylvania. 



1072. Secret Instructions, Lord George Germain, 1776. 1 vol. 

Presented by Sydney George Fisher, 1909. 

Copies of the orders issued by the British government to Ad- 
miral Howe and General Howe in 1776. 

1073. Seeley Family Genealogical Records, 1934-39. Approx. 

200 pages. 

1074. Servants and Apprentices Records, 1745-46. 2 vols. Pur- 

chased by the Library Fund, 1909. 
Records of James Hamilton, mayor of Philadelphia, containing 
his certifications of identures of servants and apprentices, 1745- 
46; list of servants belonging to inhabitants of Pennsylvania, 
taken into the British service without compensation to their 
masters, 1757; record of servants and apprentices bound and 
assigned before John Gibson, mayor of Philadelphia, Decem- 
ber 5, 1772 to May 21, 1773. 

1075. Mrs. S. H. Shearman Collection, 1678-1785. Approx. 

100 pages. Presented by Mrs. S. H. Shearman, 1915. 
Quakeriana. 

1076. Frederick H. Shelton Correspondence and Photo- 

graphs, ca. 1915-22. 5 vols. Approx. 60 items. Presented 
by the estate of Frederick H. Shelton, 1925. 

Papers and photographs relating to his Milestones of the Phila- 
delphia District in Pennsylvania. 

1077. Franklin Shoemaker, A Short Diary of the Great 

Rebellion, 1862-67. 2 vols. Presented by Miss Mary 
Shoemaker, 1938. 

1078. Siege of Charlestown, Dussault's Journal, 1780. 1 vol. 
In French. 

1079. Siege of Quebec Journal, 1775. 1 vol. Presented by 

Charles Hare Hutchinson, 1856. 
Manuscript copy of the journal. 

1080. Skippack, Montgomery County, Records of Deaths, 

1793-1844. 1 vol. 
In German. 



1081. Slave Trade on Western Coast of Africa, 1822. 1 vol. 

Presented by Captain Aubrey G. W. Mends, 1930. 
Copy of a report by Commodore Sir Robert Mends of H.M.S. 
Iphigenia, at Sierra Leone, to the British admiralty; also genea- 
logical list of the Mends family. 

1082. Charles Morton Smith Collection, 1681-1848. Approx. 

400 items. Presented by the estate of Charles Morton 
Smith, 1927. 

Chiefly letters and legal documents pertaining to land in the 
early frontier counties of Pennsylvania, 1720-1848. The cor- 
respondence includes letters of Hugh Roberts, prominent early 
Philadelphia Quaker, George Roberts, and other members of 
the Roberts family. 

1083. Samuel Smith, The History of the Province of Penn- 

sylvania, ca. 1760. 2 vols. 

1084. Snow "George" Log Book, 1805-6. 1 vol. Purchased by 

the Dreer Fund, 1938. 
Diary and log of the Snow, George, on her voyage from Phila- 
delphia to Cork Island and St. Thomas. This vessel was a 
trafncer of slaves and was confiscated by the British at Kingston. 

1085. Society for Improvement of Roads and Inland Navi- 

gation, 1791-93. 1 package. 
Photostats of journal. 

1086. Society for the Propagation of the Gospel Manu- 

scripts, 1732-79. Approx. 130 pp. 
Letters of missionaries and ministers relating to the activities 
of the society in the Province of Pennsylvania. 

1087. Somerset County, Maryland, Land Warrant Book, 

1670-82. 1 vol. Presented by Hampton L. Carson, 1902. 
Certified by Francis Jenkins, deputy surveyor. 

1088. South Carolina Photographs, ca. 1880. 1 vol. Presented 

by Mrs. Irving H. McKesson. 

1089. Southern Expedition Journal, 1780. 1 vol. Presented by 

George Foote, 1855. 
Journal of William Seymour, sergeant major in the Delaware 



regiment, Maryland division, under command of DeKalb on 
the march from Morristown, N.J., to Charleston, S.C. 

1090. Southern Whale Fishery Records, 1775-90. 1 vol. 
Account of the industry. 

1091. Southwark Manuscript Map, 1789. 1 folder. Presented 

by Francis R. Wharton, 1903. 
Plan of the estate of Joseph Wharton. 

1092. Spring Garden, Philadelphia, Register of Water Per- 

mits, 1844. 1 vol. 

1093. State Guards Rolls, 1829. 1 vol. Presented by Miss Ben- 

ners and Mrs. Ashbridge, 1911. 

List of names of surviving Philadelphia members of the volun- 
teer company of state guards who served in the campaign of 
1814, at Camp Brandywine and Camp Dupont. 

1094. State Stores, Hazen's Regiment Accounts, 1780. 1 vol. 

Accounts showing stores drawn by Colonel Moses Hazen's regi- 
ment. 

1095. David McNeely Stauffer, Collection, ca. 1644-1884. 

Approx. 8,500 items. Presented by David McNeely 
Stauffer. 

Autograph letters, portraits, prints, maps, broadsides, and docu- 
ments collected by Stauffer, and interleaved in copies of West- 
cott's History of Philadelphia. Letters of Queen Christina, of 
Sweden, 1644; John Printz, 1644; Peter Stuyvesant, 1653; Ad- 
miral Sir William Penn, 1655; William Penn to the Indians in 
Pennsylvania, 1681; James Harrison and William Turner to 
William Penn, 1686, 1690, 1697; William Markham and James 
Pemberton letters relating to lands and surveys, 1693, 1694; peti- 
tions for licenses for public houses, grand jury lists, mortgages, 
bonds, shipping bills, receipts, marriage and court records, 
1709-67; miscellaneous documents relating to extension of the 
frontier toward the Susquehanna River, whale boats on the Os- 
wago, Indian affairs, Fort Augusta, Fort Allen, Fort Pitt, treaty 
of Easton, French and Indian War, embargoes, smallpox epi- 
demics, 1701-63; letters of Jasper Yeates, Sir William Johnson, 
Edward Penington, William Keith, Jacob Arndt, John Bayard, 
William Parsons, Phineas Pemberton, Thomas Leach, Edmond 



Physick, Jacob Duche, Springett Penn, Nicholas Scull, Chevalier 
de la Luzerne, Isaac Norris, Thomas Bradford, George Washing- 
ton, William Shippen, Dr. Caspar Wistar, Rembrandt Peale, 
Mary Masters Penn, Franklin Bache, Thomas McKean, Clement 
Biddle, and Joseph Watson; petitions of Mennonites and Quak- 
ers relating to the oath of allegiance, 1778; Revolutionary War 
items relating to confiscation of property, raising of troops, 
medical supplies, finance, distress on the frontiers, pensions to 
families of soldiers, armaments, enlistment, 1775-1783; approx. 
4,000 portraits of eminent Americans and Europeans; views of 
colonial Philadelphia churches, inns, mills, bridges, and homes; 
miscellaneous maps, facsimiles, sketches, drawings, and broad- 
sides. 

1096. Steam Packet "Pulaski," 1838. 1 vol. 

Eyewitness account of shipwreck by James Hamilton Cowper, 
of Hopeton, Ga. 

1097. Stoddartsville to Allentown Survey, 1817, 1 vol. 
Records of a survey from Stoddartsville to Allentown. 

1098. Sergeant Thomas Sullivan Journal, 1775-78. 1 vol. 

Purchased by the Library Fund, 1905. 
Typescript copy of the journal of Sergeant Thomas Sullivan of 
the British army. 

1099. Susquehanna Permanent Bridge Company, 1811. 1 vol. 

Purchased by the Library Fund, 1903. 
Account book of the company erecting a bridge over the Sus- 
quehanna River at McCalls Ferry. 

1100. Susquehanna and Schuylkill Island Survey, 1759-61. 

47 items. 
Drafts of surveys of the islands situated in the Susquehanna and 
Schuylkill Rivers, by John Armstrong, Bartram Galbraith, 
George Stevenson, and James Scull. 

1101. Tax Lists, 1693-1870. 19 vols. 

Philadelphia County taxables, 1693, 1 vol.; Philadelphia, Chest- 
nut, Lower Delaware and Walnut wards, 1754-67, 2 vols.; Berks 
County taxables, 1758, 1 vol.; Lower Delaware, High Street, 
and North wards, 1765, 2 vols.; transcripts of tax lists for city 
and county of Philadelphia, 1772, 1 vol.; assessments, Northern 



Liberties, 1781-92, 1 vol.; North Ward, 1782-83, 1 vol.; overseer 
of poor cash account, 1780-83, 1 vol.; miscellaneous assessments, 
1788, 2 vols.; Germantown taxables, 1790, 1 vol.; Philadelphia 
County taxables, 1800, 1 vol.; Northern Liberties, 1815, 1 vol.; 
Lower Delaware and South Mulberry wards, 1829, 1 vol.; as- 
sessments, Walnut Ward, 1841, 1 vol.; Blockley poor tax, 1841- 
45, 1 vol.; Camden, N.J., South Ward taxables, 1870, 1 vol. 

1102. "Tenedos" Journal, 1812-15. 1 vol. Presented by W. 

Brotherhead. 
William Begg's journal on board H. M. S. Tenedos. 

1103. Three Lower Counties Papers, 1655-1805. Approx. 200 

items. Presented by various persons. 
Miscellaneous papers contributing material on the counties of 
Kent, Sussex, and Newcastle, Delaware. 

1104. To My Old Armchair, 1871. 1 vol. Presented by Mrs. J. 

W. Queen, 1907. 
Journal of a trip from Philadelphia to California. 

1 105. Treaty of Amity Memorials, 1798. 1 vol. 

Copies of memorials addressed to the commissioners charged 
with carrying out the sixth article of the Jay treaty. 

1106. George Croghan Journal, 1759-1763. 1 package. 

Photostats of William Trent's journal of his journey to the Ohio 
to transact business with the western Indians as William John- 
son's deputy. Published in P.M.H.B., LXXI (1947), 305-444. 

1107. William Trent Journal at Fort Pitt, 1763. 1 vol. Ex- 

change with F. M. Etting. 

Account of frontier conditions and Indian attacks on white set- 
tlements. 

1108. Captain Thomas Truxton Records, 1797-1801. 4 vols. 

Presented by Charles R. Hildeburn, 1877. 
Muster roll, journal, and letterbooks pertaining to Truxton's 
command of the U. S. S. Constellation, particularly in West In- 
dian waters. 

1 109. Turks Head Tavern, West Chester, ca. 1800. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by William P. Townsend, 1876. 
Sketch of the Turks Head Tavern, by Joseph Townsend. 



1110. Hector Tyndale Diary, 1842. 1 vol. Presented by Mrs. 

E. Dallett Hemphill, 1920. 

Minute book of Hector Tyndale, captain of the National 
Rangers of Southwark, later known as the Artillery Corps of 
Cadwalader Grays. 

1111. Union Library Company of Hatborough Records, 

1755-1827. 2 vols. Purchased by the Dreer Fund, 1931. 
Photostats of documents of the Union Library Company of Hat- 
borough, 1755; names of subscribers; records of meetings of the 
directors. 

1112. United States Army Records, 1861-64. 3 vols. Purchased 

by the Dreer Fund, 1934. 

Company orders, 1861-64, 1 vol.; company morning reports, 
1863-64, 1 vol.; company clothing, commissary department, 
1863-64, 1 vol. 

1113. United States Arsenal, Philadelphia, Receipts, 1839- 

40. 1 vol. 
D. S. Brown's receipts for blankets delivered by him to military 
storekeepers for inspection. 

1114. United States in the Making, 1926. 1 vol. Presented by 

C. C. Coleman, 1926. 
Historical notes on the states, compiled by C. C. Coleman. 

1115. "United States" Log and Journal, 1784-85. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by John Emory, 1889. 
Journal of a voyage to India, China, and Sumatra. 

1116. United States Passports Register, 1809-25. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by John W. Brock, 1925. 
Record of passports issued. 

1117. William Usselinx and the South Company, 1887. 1 vol. 
Copies of letters in Swedish pertaining to William Usselinx, 
founder of the Dutch and Swedish West India companies, com- 
piled by Dr. J. F. Jameson. 

1118. Valley Forge Court Martial, Carolina Brigade, 1778 

1 vol. Presented by William Lanier, 1909. 



Records of the court martial of Lieutenant McCalley and other 
prisoners, before Colonel Thomas Clark at Valley Forge. 

1119. Valley Forge Park Commission Report, 1920. 1 vol. 

Presented by John W. Jordan, 1920. 

Typescript copy of the report of the Valley Forge Park Commis- 
sion to Governor William C. Sproul. 

1120. Captain John Van Etten Journal, 1756-57. 1 vol. 
Account of military defense at Fort Hyndshaw. 

1121. Vigilante Committee of Philadelphia Minute Book, 

1839-44. 1 vol. Presented by Leon Gardner, 1933. 

Case records, minutes, and resolutions of the committee for the 
protection of fugitive slaves and aid to the colored race. 

1122. John William Wallace, Ancient Records of Phila- 

delphia, 1702-70. Approx. 60 items. Presented by John 
William Wallace, 1847. 
Collection of miscellaneous local records. 

1123. William Walmsley Document, 1749. 1 folder. 
Warrant signed by William Callender and Evan Morgan re- 
quiring William Walmsley, constable of Byberry, to make a 
census in his district. 

1124. War in America, Observations for King of France, 

1780-81. 1 vol. Presented by Clarence B. Moore, 1893. 

1125. War Relief, Pennsylvania Railroad Women's Divi- 

sion, Correspondence, 1916-19. 2 vols. Presented by 

Mrs. Theo. L. Pomeroy, 1926. 
Letters, accounts, and miscellaneous papers, reflecting the activi- 
ties of the Pennsylvania Railroad Women's Division of War 
Relief. 

1126. Washington Grays Artillery Corps History, 1900. 4 

vols. Presented by William Houston Patterson, 1902. 
Written by the donor. 

1127. Welsh Founders of Pennsylvania, ca. 1914-22. 1 vol. 
Genealogical notes presented by Mrs. Walter Ross McShea, 1938. 



1128. Moses West, Treatise Concerning Marriage, 1739. 1 

vol. Purchased by The Historical Society. 

1129. West Bradford Township, Chester County, Pennsyl- 

vania 1802. 1 vol. Purchased by the Library Fund, 
1904. 

Names of taxables, showing amounts collected and paid to Evan 
Evans, treasurer for the poor. 

1 130. West Chester National Guards Constitution, 1846-51. 

lvol. 
Minutes, constitution, bylaws, and list of members. 

1131. Thompson Westcott, List of Officers of Pennsylvania 

and Philadelphia, ca. 1890. 3 vols. 
Manuscript of List of Civil Officers of Pennsylvania and Phila- 
delphia, 1682-1888, compiled by Westcott; also manuscript of 
index to Westcott's History of Philadelphia, 1609-1829. 

1132. Western Insurrection, General Army Orders. 1794. 

2 vols. 
General orders issued to Generals Chambers, Proctor, and Mur- 
ray at Bedford by General William Irvine; journal kept by 
Major Spear, commanding the 1st battalion of Maryland militia; 
and muster roll and accounts of Captain John Machinheimer. 

1133. Henry Whales Account Book, 1830-40. 1 vol. Presented 

by Harrold E. Gillingham, 1932. 
The account book of a dancing master. 

1134. Governor Thomas Wharton Escape at the British 

Occupation of Philadelphia, 1885. 1 vol. Presented 

by A. H. Wharton, 1922. 
An essay read by Charles H. A. Esling before The Historical 
Society of Pennsylvania, May 4, 1885. 

1135. The Whetstone Essays, 1819. 1 vol. 

Miscellaneous essays and addresses written by University of 
Pennsylvania students. 

1136. William Wigwell Memoranda, 1771-81. 1 vol. Presented 

by the Gilpin estate. 



Miscellaneous notes, poetry, drama, finance, and personal ac- 
counts. 

1137. Peter Williamson Record of Relief of Soldiers and 

Sailors, 1861-74. 2 vols. 

Account book of the fund for the relief of families of Phila- 
delphia volunteers, 1861-66, 1 vol.; record of names of orphans 
maintained and educated by the Philadelphia superintending 
committee of soldiers' orphans, 1864-74, 1 vol. 

1138. Women's Centennial Committee Minutes, 1874-76, 

1875-77. 2 vols. Presented by Josephine Carr, 1890, and 
L. V. Carr, 1913. 

1139. Young Men's Christian Association Civil War Casu- 

alty Records, 1861-65. 3 vols. 
Record of sick and wounded soldiers and hospital care and 
other aid rendered by the association. 

1140. Young Republicans of Philadelphia Minutes, 1903-19. 

1 vol. Purchased by the Library Fund, 1926. 
Minutes, bylaws, resolutions, and names of members. 

1141. Sergeant Young Journal, 1776-77. 1 vol. 

Journal of Sergeant Young, in Captain Thomas Fitzsimon's 
Philadelphia infantry company. 

1142. Edith Bancroft Ashmore Collection, 1744-18.21. 

Approx. 105 items. Presented by Edith Bancroft Ash- 
more, 1940. 
Letters and documents relating to Dr. Edward Bancroft (1744- 
1821) including photostats of some of his correspondence, 1779-89; 
copies of letters to Bancroft, 1777-1819; photostats from Two 
Bookes of Epigrammes and Epitaphs, by Thomas Bancroft; notes, 
copies of letters, and genealogical material relating to the Bancroft 
family, 3 vols.; lineage chart; engraved portraits. 

1143. Birmingham Mills Account Book, 1860-67. 1 vol. Pur- 

chased by The Historical Society. 
Account book of the Birmingham flour and feed mills. 



H44« Logbook of Brig, "Betty , Captain Edward Rice, 1789. 1 vol. 
Purchased by The Historical Society. 

Logbook of the Betty, from Philadelphia to Port au Prince, and of 
the brig, Charleston, from Newfoundland to New York. 

1 145. Daniel Brodhead Letter Book, 1780-81, 1785. 1 vol. 

Purchased by The Historical Society. 

Letter book of Daniel Brodhead (1 736-1809), written while com- 
mander at Fort Pitt. Material relates to condition of the army and 
the forts depending on Fort Pitt; the Indian troubles; events leading 
up to General Brodhead's court martial; also a few business letters 
of Brodhead, written in 1785. 

1 146. Mrs. M. Stockton Brown Collection, 1 764-1 860. Ap- 

prox. 93 pieces. Presented by Mrs. M. Stockton Brown. 

Letters to Samuel Cooper and others, 1819-37, some relating to 
Cooper's western expedition ; papers from the estate of Mary Gra- 
ham, Bordentown, 1817-30, including the accounts of Newberry 
Smith, executor; papers of John Harrison, including his will, 1826; 
marriage certificate of Thomas Harrison and Sarah Richards, 1764; 
papers of M. G. Taylor & Co., 1854-60. 

1 147. Business Account Books. 6 vols. Presented by Mrs. Juliet 

C. Walker, 1941. 

Journal of William Pollock, lumber merchant, 1 851 -70; account 

book, William Pollock, 1845-53; ledger, lumber and coal merchant, 
1853-69; account book, Pottsville, coal merchant, 1872-75; account 
book, coal merchant, 1872-76; account book, 1870-72, with indexes. 

1 148. Gordon Chambers Collection, 1 792-1 823. Approx. 44 

items. Presented by Gordon Chambers. 

Papers and correspondence of the Schuylkill and Susquehanna Navi- 
gation Company, and the Union Canal Company. Records of pay- 
ments, receipts, stock certificates; patent rights for swinging gates to 
increase the depth of water; contracts and laws governing lotteries; 
protests against abolition of lotteries; protests against the proposed 
union of the canal companies. Among the names mentioned are: 
H. Drinker, James C. Fisher, Peter S. Du Ponceau, W. M. Mere- 
dith, C. Ingersoll, William Milnor, Samuel Mifflin, Samuel Breck, 
Ebenezer Hazard, Thomas McKean, Simon Snyder, and others. 



1 149. Civil War Papers, 1861-65. Approx. $33 items. Purchased 

by The Historical Society. 

Military papers, business correspondence and reports, including the 
following: consolidated morning reports of various brigades, March 
17-December 30, 1861, January u-October 9, 1862, April 24- 
August 16, October i-December 25, 1863, January i-June 28, 1864; 
general orders, special orders, officers' reports, requisitions, inventories, 
reports of stores in commissary department, 1861-64; returns of com- 
missioned officers, 1861-64. 

1 1 50. Alfred Day Letter Book, 1855. 1 vol. Purchased by The 

Historical Society. 

Correspondence of Alfred Day, naval agent, Philadelphia. 

1 151. S. M. Felton Collection, 1861-65, 1886-87. Approx. 

486 items. Presented by C. C. Felton. 

Business papers, letters and plans of Samuel Morse Felton for the 
transportation of troops and supplies during the Civil War. Cipher 
dispatches, list of tariff rates over the Philadelphia, Wilmington and 
Baltimore R. R. from Washington to Annapolis, 1861-65; miscel- 
laneous papers, memoranda, and accounts, 1861-65; personal expense 
accounts of S. M. Felton, 1861; papers of Allan Pinkerton, 1861 ; 
letters and report relating to property seized at Annapolis station, 
1 861 ; telegrams relating to military movements, 285 items. Among 
the persons whose correspondence is represented are the following: 
Simon Cameron, George McClellan, S. F. Dupont, George E. Bent, 
Enoch L. Pratt, George Stearns, William Crawford, Robert Beale, 
P. H. Hare, John Bingham, Thomas E. Blackwell and many others. 

[152. Society Friendly Sons of Saint Patrick, 1771-1910. 
75 items. Presented by the Society of the Friendly Sons of 
Saint Patrick, 1941. 

Book of rules, and minutes referring to George Washington; 32 
membership certificates in the Hibernian Society, 1771-97; minute 
books, 1813-1910, 5 vols.; annual toasts, 1853-80; 38 portraits. 

[i 53. Isaac Harvey Papers, i 788-1 856. 15 vols. Purchased by 
The Historical Society. 

Diary, 1820-56, of Isaac Harvey a Philadelphia merchant, recording 
events in Philadelphia, the weather, etc.; letter book, 1788-95, of 
Isaac Harvey, possibly the father of the above-mentioned Isaac 
Harvey, relating to the West Indian trade. 



1 1 54. Mrs. Logan Henshaw Collection, 1 752-1 845. 1 box. 
Presented by Mrs. Logan Henshaw, 1940. 

Papers relating to the Satterthwaite family including the will of 
Ann Satterthwaite, 1830; marriage certificates of Joshua Satter- 
thwaite and Ann Middleton, 1785, Richard Satterthwaite and Eliza- 
beth Wright, 1752, Richard Satterthwaite and Jemima K. Redman, 
1 83 1, Joseph Schofield and Lydia Satterthwaite, 1821; Lydia Sat- 
terthwaite's autograph book and book of poetry, 181 7, and 1 81 8; 
Richard Satterthwaite's book of poetry, 1852; four maps of Lydia 
Satterthwaite's drawn at school. 

11 55- Joseph Jackson Collection, 1 798-1 941. 2 boxes, approx. 
242 items. Presented by Joseph Jackson. 

Letters, correspondence and miscellaneous items including letters 
from Fanny Butler; S. Weir Mitchell, 1912;, Samuel W. Penny- 
packer, 1912; Agnes Repplier, 1916; Rudolph Blankenburg, 1912; 
and others. Cartoon "Congressional Pugilists," 1798; play bills, 
broadsides; material relating to Charles G. Leland, 1853-93; hst of 
subscribers to Philadelphia directory, 1820; W. W. Lamb's theatrical 
record, 1857; and miscellaneous material relating to Jackson's liter- 
ary career. 

1 156. Letter Book, King and Wilson, 1837-38. 1 vol. Pur- 

chased by The Historical Society. 

Letter book of King and Wilson, a firm in Washington, D.C., in- 
terested in the buying and selling of public lands. 

1 157. Martha Morris Lawrence Collection, 1 684-1 759. 107 

items. Presented by Martha Morris Lawrence. 

Papers of Thomas Lawrence (1684-1759), including correspondence, 
business letters, receipts; legal papers, 1742-48; Lawrence's accounts 
with Samuel Bronson; Lawrence's letter book, 1746-54. 

1158. Leisler Rebellion, 1689-91. 1 box. 

Collection of papers, principally copies, relating to the so-called 
Leisler Rebellion, 1689-91. 

1 1 59. Mary Anna Longstreth School and Alumnae Papers, 

1 829-1939. Approx. 315 items. Presented by Miss A. M. 

Archambault, 1941. 

Business papers and correspondence of the Alumnae Association of 
the Longstreth School, 1829- 1939, including, canceled checks, bank 
statements, 1828-35; lists of members, 1925-38; correspondence, 



1912-39; bills, receipts, treasurer's reports, 1929-36; newspaper clip- 
pings, pamphlets, etc.; school account books, 1829-90, 2 vols.; ac- 
count books, 1899-1901, 1 901 -1 5, 1 91 6-3 1, 3 vols.; officers' books, 
1 899- 1 907, 1 907- 1 930, 2 vols. 

1 1 60. Lizzie Marchand Journal, 1864. 1 vol. Presented by 

Charles Coleman Sellers, 1940. 

Journal of Lizzie Marchand kept while attending Mrs. Cary's 
school in Philadelphia, March 4- June 10, 1864. 

1 161. Fifth Street Methodist Episcopal Church Papers, 

1832-80. 1 vol. Purchased by the Gratz Fund. 

Manuscripts relating to the history of this church, apparently col- 
lected for the fiftieth anniversary in 1882. 

1 1 62. W. W. Montgomery Papers, 1 847-1922. 8 boxes, approx. 

3250 items. 

Papers of W. W. Montgomery, attorney, including letters, legal 
papers, agreements, indentures, land warrants, drafts, deeds, articles 
of search, bonds, mortgages, judgments, tax bills, receipts, estate 
papers, and the like. 

[163. George Morgan Letter Book, 1767-68. 1 vol. Presented 
by George Norris Morgan and Mrs. Henry W. Leiger, 
1940. 

Letter book of George Morgan (1743-1810), Indian trader and 
speculator in western lands. The letter book contains Morgan's cor- 
respondence addressed to Baynton and Wharton from Fort Charles 
and Kaskaskia giving many details of the condition of the Indian 
trade. There are also journals of the journey from Philadelphia to 
the Mingo town on the Ohio, September 30-November 1, 1767, and 
of a voyage down the Mississippi River from Kaskaskia to the Iber- 
ville River, November 21 -December 18, 1766. 

[164. Log of the Ship, {Morning J&ght, 1856-60. 1 vol. Pur- 
chased by The Historical Society. 

Record of voyages in ship, Morning Light, from Philadelphia to 
San Francisco; in the schooner, Flying Duck, from San Francisco 
to Honolulu; in the barque, Francis Palmer, from San Francisco to 
Honolulu; in the barque, Godfrey, from San Francisco to New York; 
in the barque, Julia Castner, from Philadelphia to San Francisco; 
and in the ship, Old Colony, from San Francisco to Callao and thence 
to Leith. 



1 165. Samuel Neave Accounts, 1737-38. 1 vol. Purchased by 

the Dreer Fund. 

The accounts of Samuel Neave, Philadelphia furrier, kept in his 
copy of Bradford's almanac for 1738. 

1 1 66. Penn Lands, 1 683-1 746. 1 vol. Purchased by The Historical 

Society. 

A record, from the surveyor general's office, showing the Penn lands, 
warrants, drafts, and returns of the manors and other tracts, 1683- 
1746. 

1 167. Dr. William Pepper Collection, 178 1, 181 1-53. Ap- 

prox. 115 items. Presented by Dr. William Pepper, 1941. 

Chiefly the papers of Thomas Sergeant (1782-1860), Philadelphia 
jurist. These include legal papers; correspondence of John Wurtz 
and William Findlay, William Davidson, John B. Trevor and John 
Binns, 1 81 8- 19; correspondence of Sergeant with Governor Wolf, 
1830; letters regarding the Philadelphia post office, 1833; papers 
relating to the capital stock of the Albany Gas Light Co. ; papers 
relating to the estate of G. Stewart; reports on decisions of the 
supreme court of Pennsylvania and similar matters. 

1 168. Rittenhouse School Papers, i 866-87. 2 vols. Presented 

by Wilbur S. Morris, 1941. 
Examination results of the Rittenhouse Boys Grammar School, 1866- 
80; 1875-87. 

1 169. Thomas Roberts, III, Account Book, 1767-18 10. 1 vol. 

Presented by B. Frank Harper, 1941. 

The accounts of Thomas Roberts, III, of Bristol Township, includ- 
ing his farm accounts, 1767- 18 10; rents received from a house in 
Southwark, 1786-96; accounts as administrator of an estate in Ger- 
mantown, 1768-71, 1776-82. 

1 1 70. S. Schulling Diary, 1824-25. 1 vol. Purchased by The 

Historical Society. 
Diary of summer trips through Pennsylvania, New York and New 
England. 

1 171. John M. Scott Papers, 1782-1869. Approx. 1975 items. 

Legal papers and correspondence of John Morin Scott (1789- 1858). 
These include the legal case books of John M. Scott, 1822-45; 



letter books of Scott, 1813-30, 1839-50, 1850-60; account book of 
Sarah Hopkinson Estate, 1858-69; receipt book, 1857-65, account 
book, 1857-64, 2 memorandum books; accounts with Meredith Estate, 
William M. Meredith, and Jonathan D. Meredith, 3 vols.; and 
correspondence of John M. Scott, 1782- 1869, 8 boxes; Lewis A 
Scott correspondence, 1842-68; Lewis A. Scott, letter book, 1842-48. 

1 172. William Shaler Papers, 1 794-1 832. Approx. 700 items. 

Presented by Mrs. Walter Craig Hill. 

Correspondence, 1 799-1 832, of William Shaler, U. S. Consul at 
Algiers. This includes business papers, 1 794-1 829; notes on the 
Turkish language ; copy of a journal of the U. S. consulate at Tunis, 
1819; copy of the journal of the U. S. consulate at Algiers, 1827-28. 
See also the Shaler Papers, No. 589 in the Guide to the Manuscript 
Collections in The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

1 173. United Rifle Corps Papers, 1844-61. 1 box and 6 vols. 

Miscellaneous papers and minute books of the United Rifle Corps, 
1844-61, including notices, accounts, orderly sergeants' reports, re- 
ceipts, 1849-61; minutes, 1844-49, 1850-61; orders on the treasurer, 
1858-60; ledger, 1853-57; account book of dues, 1844-48, 1848, 
2 vols. 

1 1 74. Juliet C. Walker Collection, 1 788-1 895. Approx. 1169 

items. Presented by Juliet C. Walker. 

Business papers, correspondence and legal papers of the Walker family 
of Pottsville, principally the papers of Thomas H. Walker, attorney, 
and Lewis S. Walker, physician. Papers concerning the Burd, Hubley, 
Shippen and Walker families, 1 788- 1 895; Lewis Walker's medical 
lectures; his journal, 1848-64. 

I 175. WlCACOA AND MOYAMENSING MEADOWS COMPANY, I762- 

1900. I box. 

Blueprint of land embraced within the charters, 1761-65, 1828-30; 
copy of assessments, 1899; return of names of landowners, 1762; 
minute books, 1762-1824, 1825-1900, 2 vols. 

1 176. R. D. Wood and Company Papers, 1 858-1905. 99 vols. 
Presented by Spencer Hazard. 

Business records of a foundry in Cumberland County, New Jersey, 
which made iron castings and pipe. These records include account 
books, 1871-79, 1892-95, 1896-99; records of pipe made, 1860-99; 
Castings Books, 1868-98; daybooks, 1873-76, 1883-86. See also the 



Walter Wood Papers, No. 735 in the Guide to the Manuscript 
Collections in The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

1 1 77. William Young Papers, 1 792-1 827. Approx. 1054 items. 

Presented by Hiram E. Deats, 1941. 

Correspondence of William Young, bookseller, and printer of 
Philadelphia, 1 792-1 827. Among the correspondents of Young were: 
Darton and Harvey, London; Dunlap and Claypoole; William Gil- 
bert, Dublin; Joshua Gilpin; Richard Folwell; Benjamin F. Gar- 
rigues; Ross and Simpson; John Matthews; John Stockton and Son; 
William Warner and Co., and many others. 

1 178. Blockley Papers (Philadelphia General Hospital), twentieth 

century. Approx. 6000 items. Purchased by The Historical 
Society. 

Data on all the physicians who have been connected with Blockley from 
its founding in 1731 to 1939. See also item 927 in The Guide to the Manuscript 
Collections in The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

1 179. Captain John Brisbane Roll Book, 1776-79. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. Roberts Lowrie. 

1 1 80. Hampton L. Carson Papers, 1 874-1927. 2392 items. Pre- 

sented by Joseph Carson. 

Papers relative to the American Bar Association, of which Mr. Carson was 
president; testimonials to Mr. Carson; correspondence, 1 875-1926; papers 
of the Commission on Revision of the Constitution of Pennsylvania, 
1919-20; copies of Mr. Carson's speeches; 3 of Mr. Carson's docket books, 
1874-83, 1879-90, 1890-93. 

1 181. Joseph Champion Papers, 1774-1844. 42 items. Presented 

by Mrs. Margaret Macintosh. 

Forms of precepts for justices of the peace, 1797; and miscellaneous man- 
uscripts. 

1182. Cope Family Papers, 1692-1 891. 1 vol. Presented by Porter 

F. Cope. 

Original letters, coats of arms, prints, and genealogical data relating to the 
Cope and allied families. 

1 1 83. The Dreer Collection. Additional Manuscripts, 1741- 

181 2. Approx. 170 items. Purchased by The Historical 
Society. 

Papers of George Clymer, 120 letters and other manuscripts, 1779-1812; 



20 letters, 1 781-1800, of Thomas Fitzsimons; letter of Robert Morris, 
November 23, 1797; letter of Benjamin West, March 28, 1790; letter to 
Mrs. Benjamin West, April 15, 1774. 

1 184. Henry C. Du Bois Papers, 1774-1890. 31 items. Presented 

by Henry C. Du Bois. 

Letters and papers relating to the Du Bois, Ewing and Patterson families; 
13 letters of Robert Patterson, 1776; letter of James Madison, November 
17, 1 801; letter of Oliver Wolcott, December 30, 1797. 

1 185. George Wolff Fahnestock and Anna M. Fahnestock 

Diaries, 1863-67, 1869-73. 7 v °l s - Presented by Bernard 
Bunting Fahnestock. 

In addition to these diaries, there is a volume of clippings on the burning of 
the steamboat United States, December 4, 1868. See also item 197 in The 
Guide to the Manuscript Collections in The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

1 1 86. "Fair American," ship, Papers. 9 letters, 1793-94. Pur- 

chased by The Historical Society. 

Letters of Andrew Clow, Robert Cumming and William Crammond, mer- 
chants, regarding the voyages of this ship. 

1 1 87. Frankford Arsenal Invoice Book, 1863. 1 vol. Purchased 

by The Historical Society. 

Invoice book of ordnance and stores of the Frankford Arsenal sent to 
Capt. P. R. Stetson at Harrisburg, 1863. 

1 188. Franklin Reformatory Home Papers, 1 872-1906. 19 vols. 

Purchased by The Historical Society. 

Minute books, registers, constitution and by-laws of the Godwin Association 
of the Franklin Reformatory Home. 

1189. Gilmore's Auditorium Programs, 1 895-1901. 3 vols. Pur- 

chased by The Historical Society. 

Programs of entertainments given in the Auditorium, Walnut St. above 
Eighth. 

1 190. Graff Family Papers, 1727-1929. 87 items, 6 books. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. Charles Graff. 

Graff family Bible records, 1727-1908; letters of Frederick Graff, 1806-29; 
letters of Charles Graff, 1819-33; family correspondence, 1819-33; auto- 
graph albums; diary, 1880; manuscript book of verse. 

1 191. Dr. James M. Greene Letters, 1825-35. 24 items. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. A. Debequer. 
Letters of Dr. Greene, a medical officer in the U. S. Navy. 



1 192. Joseph Jackson Papers, 1926-27. Approx. 100 items. Pre- 

sented by Joseph Jackson. 

Jackson's correspondence with Dr. R. B. Ludy relative to the book, Historic 
Hotels of the World; manuscript of this book. See also item 314 in The Guide 
to the Manuscript Collections in The Historical Society of Pennsylvania; and 
item 1 1 55 in the "Supplement to the Guide to the Manuscript Collections," 
Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography, LXV (1941), 508. 

1 193. John Jones, Jr., Papers, 1746-65. 1 vol. Presented by 

Mrs. Harper Wilson. 
Daybook of John Jones, Jr., Philadelphia merchant. 

1 194. Ewing and Francis Jordan Papers, 1846-77. 15 vols. 

Presented by the Estate of Ewing Jordan. 

Francis Jordan's diary, 1846-77; schoolbooks of Ewing Jordan, 1853-61, 
used at Nazareth Hall; scrapbook kept by Ewing Jordan while at the Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania. 

1 195. Joseph W. Lippincott Papers. 4 notebooks and 10 mis- 

cellaneous manuscripts. Presented by Mrs. Susan Wills 
Roberts. 

Material relative to the early history of New Jersey; notes on the Lippincott 
and Roberts families. 

1 196. MaryA.Longstreth School Alumnae Association Papers, 

1 898-1942. 80 items. Presented by Miss A. Margaretta 
Archambault. 

Minute books, and memoirs of this Association. See also item 11 in the 
Guide to Manuscripts in The Historical Society of Pennsylvania; and item 
1 1 59 in the "Supplement to the Guide . . .," Pennsylvania Magazine 
of History and Biography, LXV (1941), 509. 

1 197. Edward Lyons Diaries, 1830-56. 2 vols. Presented by 

Albert J. Edmunds. 

1 198. Thomas Forsythe Nelson Papers, twentieth century. Ap- 

prox. 4000 items. Presented by Thomas Forsythe Nelson. 
Personal papers of Mr. Nelson, bank drafts, financial papers. 

1 199. Newhall Family Papers, late nineteenth century. Approx. 

5000 items. Presented by Mrs. J. K. Stoddard. 



1200. Benjamin Paschall and John Gibson, Recognizance 

Book, 1772-78. 1 vol. Presented by Clara Harrison Town. 

Paschall was a justice of the peace and Gibson was mayor of the city and 
county of Philadelphia. 

1201. Philadelphia, Customs House Records, 1803-73. 247 

items. Purchased by The Historical Society. 

Ship manifests and similar documents. See also item 157 in Guide to the 
Manuscript Collections in The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

1202. Philadelphia, Fire Department, 1884-1913. 21 vols. Pre- 

sented by George A. MacManus. 
Records of various Philadelphia fire companies. 

1203. Philadelphia, Ninth District Draft Board Papers, 

1917-18. 2000 items. Presented by Mrs. Clarence L. 
Harper. 

Papers of Clarence L. Harper, secretary of the Board, relative to the drafting 
of Philadelphians for World War I. Reports, correspondence, etc. 

1204. Philadelphia, Tax Books, 1803-53. 266 vols. Presented by 

the Free Library of Philadelphia. 

See also item 649 in the Guide to the Manuscript Collections in The Historical 
Society. 

1205. Progressive Literary Association of Philadelphia Min- 

utes, 1 860-1 902. 2 vols. Presented by F. V. Hetzel. 

1206. Rawle Family Papers, 1778-1921. 8 vols, and 5 boxes. 

Presented by Mrs. Charles Sanderson. 

Correspondence and legal documents of a family of Philadelphia attorneys. 
The papers include the court docket of William Rawle, 1807-35; ' ett:er book 
of William Rawle, 1848-54; letters of William Rawle, Sr., 1778-1804; cash 
accounts, R. Rawle, 1821-24; letter book, R. Rawle, 18 18—19; contemporary 
copy of Penn's Frame of Government; book of surveys of Rawle properties; 
legal notebook, 1905-16; maps, engraved portraits. 

1207. Washington Righter Papers, 1847-81. 36 vols. Presented 

by Francis D. Brinton. 

Business papers of the firm of Washington Righter, later Righter and Sut- 
ton, lumber merchants of Columbia, Lancaster Co., and of Philadelphia. 



1208. John Rodgers Papers, 1791-1885. 168 vols, and 763 manu- 

scripts. Purchased by The Historical Society. 

The papers of Commodore John Rodgers and other members of his family. 
Log books, account books, ledgers and correspondence of John Rodgers, 
Robert Rodgers, 1835-61; and Henry Dennison, 1807-21. Letters and 
papers relating to Perry's expedition to Japan and the Philippines. 

1209. Society United American Mechanics Records, 1850-57. 

1 vol. Purchased by The Historical Society. 
Records of a Philadelphia beneficial society. 

1 210. William Stackhouse Diaries, 1863-65. 3 vols. Presented 

by Mrs. Lilie Wilson and Charles S. Stackhouse. 

These diaries were kept by William Stackhouse during his period of service 
with Co. B, 119th Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1863-65. 

121 1. Sarah Thompson and Rebecca Robinson Papers, 1782- 

1849. 1 vol. Presented by John W. Cadbury. 

Commonplace book of Sarah Thompson, 1782-85; notes by Rebecca Robin- 
son; and genealogical notes on the Thompson, Robinson and Dunn families, 
1 784-1 84 1. 

1212. Union Burial Ground Society Papers, 1827-89. 3 vols. 

Presented by Mrs. A. Merrill Redding. 
Records of owners of lots, and of internments in the Union Burial Ground. 

1213. United States Army Aviators Flight Log Books, 1919-39. 

10 vols. Purchased by The Historical Society. (See item 1330.) 

1214. United States Marine Corps Papers, 181 1-48. 51 items. 

Purchased by The Historical Society. 
Pay rolls and size rolls of the Marine Corps. 

1 21 5. Charles Vollmer Ledger, 1860-64. 1 vol. Presented by 

Mrs. F. E. Gramm. 

Ledger of a Philadelphia cabinetmaker. 

1216. George Wheeler Papers, 1900-1940. 1800 items. Presented 

by Mrs. George Wheeler. 

Notes on Pine Grove and Schuylkill Co.; on Pennsylvania canals and rail- 
roads, on Indian Wars. 



i2ij. Young Republican Club Minute Book, 1892-1912. 1 vol. 
Presented by Francis D. Brinton. 

Minute book and list of members of the Young Republican Club of the 
22d Ward, Philadelphia. 

1 21 8. Atalanta, Ship, Invoice Book, 1809. 1 vol. 

The first part of this volume contains invoices of goods shipped on an 
unidentified schooner, records of sales, etc. The second part lists the wares 
shipped on board the Atalanta, schooner, with notes on the sale of the goods, 
and of purchases made in Puerto Rico. Both ships sailed from the Port of 
Philadelphia. 

1219. William B. Atkinson, Notes on Lectures, c. 1850. 3 vols. 

Three small notebooks containing notes on the history of English literature 
and on religion. 

1220. GilbertS. Bailey Collection, 1897-1940. 11 boxes. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. Gilbert S. Bailey, 1943. 
School notebooks, 1897-1940, of a Philadelphia educator. 

1221. Isaac Bedford Papers, 1827-1846. 1 box. 

Miscellaneous business papers, bills and receipts. Some papers of Andrew 
McBride are also to be found here. 

1 221 a. Richard Bell Diary, 181 8-1827. 1 vol. Presented by 
Malcolm A. MacQueen. 

Typescript of Bell's diary kept on his voyage to America, and during his 
residence in Delaware. 

1222. David Bentley Receipt Book, 1822-1857. 1 vol. 

Receipt book of a Philadelphia coppersmith. 

1223. Berean Society Minutes, 1 823-1 828. 1 vol. 

Minutes of a society managing a Sunday School for boys, under the direction 
of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, Philadelphia. 

1224. Blois, Decree of the Estate of Voisin of Argillieres, 

1574- 

1225. Judith Bogert Memo Book, 1 842-1 847. 1 vol. 

Small notebook recording the expenses and income of Miss Bogert. 

1226. Annie Hare Powel Brayton Collection, 1681-1799. 124 

items. Presented by Annie Hare Powel Brayton, 1943. 
Deeds, 1681-1789, surveys and maps, 1683— 1799, of the Philadelphia area. 



1227. J. P. Brissot de Warville Constitution de La Repub- 

LIQUE DE PENSYLVANIE. I Vol. 
Manuscript in French of the history of the constitution of Pennsylvania 
adopted in 1776. These essays were published in Brissot de Warville's 
Bibliotheque de Philosophie du Legislateur (Berlin, 1782). The stamp of a 
previous owner, Carlo Marstaller, appears on the first leaf, and one section 
of the volume contains a translation of these essays into Italian. 

1228. Britannia, Ship, Mustering Book, 1773. 1 vol. Presented 

by Deborah Fisher Wharton, 1871. 
This record book was kept by Captain James Peters and contains a list of 
passengers brought by him on the Britannia from Rotterdam to Phila- 
delphia. Accounts of the freight and head charges, and signatures of the 
passengers, most of whom were German, are included. 

1229. Beulah Brown Book of Verse, 181 i. i vol. 

Notebook containing verses entered by several different persons. 

1230. Charles Brockden Brown Papers, 1742-18 10. 15 vols. 

Small commonplace books of Elijah and Mary Brown. These contain 
copies of articles and poems, chiefly from contemporary newspapers. Copies 
of a few letters and some material relating directly to Charles Brockden 
Brown are included. 

1231. John Brown (?) Memorandum Book, 1762-1763. 1 vol. 

Accounts of prize money paid, records of privateering enterprises, costs of 
shipping, of provisions, etc. 

1232. Browning Society of Philadelphia Records, 1903-1925. 

100 items. Presented by the Browning Society through the 
kindness of Mrs. E. M. Ralston, 1943. 
Minutes, cash books, etc., 1 903-1 925. 

1233. Dr. Samuel Worcester Butler Record Book, 1 849-1 858. 

1 vol. 
Medical records of births attended by Dr. Butler, a physician practicing 
in Burlington, N. J. 

1234. Thomas Butler Memo Book, 1844. 1 vol. Presented by. 

Thomas Butler, 1941. 
Memorandum book of a Philadelphia tinsmith. 

1235. John Cadwalader Account Book, 1826-1840. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by S. Moyerman, 1941. 
Account book relating to legal matters, 1 829-1 840. 



1236. Josephine Carr, Invitation and Address Book, c. 1890. 

1 vol. 

Notes on invitations received and a list of the names of prominent Phila- 
delphia debutantes. 

1237. Centennial Exposition Register of Visitors, Women's 

Depot, July-November, 1876. 1 vol. Presented by the 
Germantown Historical Society, 1931. 

1238. James Chambers Note Book, i 834-1 841. 1 vol. 

Notebook containing essays, poems and puzzles, entered by James Cham- 
bers of Philadelphia. 

1239. Mary Ann Chandler Notebooks, 1 857-1 858. 1 vol. 

Three small notebooks bound together. School notes, poetry, essays, and 
a list of pupils with their attendance are recorded. 

1 240. Chester County Deed Book, 1716-1730. 1 vol. 

Original deed book of Chester County lands. 

1241. Thomas Cheyney Docket Book, 1779-1805. 1 vol. 

Docket of a Chester County justice of the peace. Includes records of cases 
brought before Cheyney, and of the marriages performed by him. 

1242. China, Manuscripts Relating to, 1825, 1890. 2 vols. 

Manuscripts depicting the art of writing the Chinese language (c. 1825), 
presented by Richard J. Dunghier, 1873. 

A collection of water colors illustrating Chinese systems of justice, and the 
customs of the country (c. 1890), presented by Mrs. R. J. C. Walker, 1904. 

1243. Custom House Papers, 1 882-1 883. 1 vol. 

Records of arrival of passenger vessels in the Port of Philadelphia, lists of 
dutiable goods imported with amounts of duty paid. 

1244. Civil War Papers, 1 862-1 865. 2 vols. 

Commissary account book, 1863-1865, showing the purchase of provisions, 
clothing, etc., 1 vol. 

Map, showing the railroads in the southern states, drawn by Thomas 
Kimber, 1862. Also correspondence relating to the map, 1 vol. Presented 
by Thomas Kimber, 1888. 

1245. Adele C. Clark Autograph Book, 1888. 1 vol. Presented 

by Mrs. M. Van Gelder, 1941. 



1246. Constitution Sesqui-Centennial Celebration Papers, 

1937. 1 box. 

Invitations; tickets; programs; text of radio address delivered by Mayors 
S. Davis Wilson and Fiorella H. La Guardia; essay on Pelatiah Webster by 
G. W. Mingus; and similar items issued by the Pennsylvania Constitution 
Commemorative Committee. 

1247. J. F. Cottrell Receipt Book, 1 842-1 848. 1 vol. 

A Lancaster County ironmaster's receipt book. 

1248. Robert D. Coxe Manuscript, c. 1908. 1 vol. Presented by 
William J. Campbell, 1920. 

Original manuscript of Coxe's book, Legal Philadelphia (Philadelphia, 1908). 

1249. James Craft Diary, 1 796-1 808. 2 vols. 

Chiefly interesting for reports on weather conditions. There are also some 
notes on current happenings. 

1250. Curtin Family Collection, c. 1894. 300 items. Presented 

by Miss Mary Curtin, 1935. 

One box of clippings concerning the death of Andrew Gregg Curtin, and two 
boxes of miscellaneous clippings collected by Dr. Robert G. Curtin. 

1251. Cyrus H. K. Curtis Papers, 1912-1938. 677 items. 

Personal letters to and from Cyrus H. K. Curtis, Philadelphia publisher. 
Many relate to the affairs of the Curtis Publishing Company, and to the 
Public Ledger. 

1252. Augustus F. Daix Papers, 1889-1914. 11 vols. 

Letterbooks, 1893, 1898-1914, 9 vols.; order book, 1903; real estate ledger, 
1889-1896. 

1253. George M. Dallas Verse, 1813. 1 vol. 

"Twelfth Night Ball," composed by Dallas and dedicated to Mr. and Mrs. 
Thomas Willing, 18 13. 

1254. M. Darain Manuscript, 1762. 1 vol. 

Manuscript in French entitled, "Id6e generale de tous les gouvernemens 
[sic] de l'Europe, 1762." 

1255. Daughters of the Founders and Patriots of America, 

History of the Pennsylvania Chapter, 1902-1939. 1 
vol. Presented by Mrs. J. Wistar Evans. 



1256. Charles H. Davis (?), Metallic Money, Its Virtues and 

Functions, c. 1890. 1 vol. Presented by Charles H. Davis, 
1902. 

Manuscript treatise on the principles of banking, and other monetary 
transactions. 

1257. JOSEFA ESPINOSA DE CuESTA COLLECTION, 1826-1842. 4OO 

items. 

Letters in Spanish addressed to Senora de Cuesta, a resident of Philadelphia. 
The letters were written by relatives in Europe and South America. 

1258. Delaware River Bridge Survey, 1916. 1 vol. 

A preliminary report on the feasibility of bridging the Delaware, made by 
the Philadelphia and Camden Bridge and Terminal Company. 

1259. Daniel Dobber Tagebuch, 1819-1844. 1 vol. 
Daily entries in German made by a German Lutheran evangelist. 

1260. James Dobson Collection, 1890-1920. 1 box. Presented by 

Mrs. Elizabeth Dobson Altemus Eastman, 1941. 

Two volumes of letter press copies of Dobson's letters; and other corre- 
spondence relating to the business, investments and personal affairs of Mr. 
Dobson, a Philadelphia carpet and plush manufacturer. 

1 261. William Henry Drayton Manuscript, n.d. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Brinton Coxe, 1898. 

Manuscript copy of Judge Drayton's treatise on "The Confederation of the 
United States." This was published in 1776. Neither the location of the 
original manuscript nor the date of this copy is given. 

1262. Christopher Daniel Ebeling Manuscripts, c. 1840, 1883. 

2 vols. 

Manuscript history of Delaware (published in Hamburg, 1799), translated 
from the German of Ebeling in 1883. Presented by Brinton Coxe, 1889. 

Manuscript history of Pennsylvania, 1682-1702, translated by John 
Eberle, M.D. Presented by John A. McAllister, 1880. 

1263. Joseph Ellis Copybook, 1837. 1 vol. 

Notebook used for problems in arithmetic. 

1264. Daniel H. Emerson Journal, 1837-1868. 1 vol. 

Journal of a Congregational and Presbyterian minister in Northborough, 
Mass., 1836-1840; East Whiteland, Chester County, 1841-1845; York, 



1846-1855; St. George's, Delaware, 1855-1861. Lists of marriages, 1836- 
1853, of baptisms, 1 837-1 852, and of funerals, 1 842-1 852, are noted. There 
is also an account of Emerson's expenditures and receipts while serving at 
St. George's Church. 

1265. Esher Collection, 1794-1 884. 10 items. Presented by Mrs. 

M. H. Esher Kromer. 

Deeds of property belonging to the Esher family of Philadelphia, and com- 
missions to John Dunlap, 1794 and 1808. 

1266. Gratz Etting Manuscript, 1818. 1 vol. Presented by 

Harrold E. Gillingham, 1935. 

Manuscript collection of Smith's legal notes on the land laws of Pennsyl- 
vania, citing numerous cases. 

1267. Lewis Evans Manuscript, 1753. 2 vols. 

"A brief account of Pennsylvania in a letter to Richard Peters, Esq., 
in answer to some queries of a gentleman in Europe, by Lewis Evans, 
MDCCLIII," 1 vol., contemporary copy; and 1 vol., photostats. Presented 
by Dr. George Fox. 

1268. Edward Everett Speech on the Navy, 1864. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by Miss Clementina R. Plumsted, 1864. 

Manuscript of a speech given at a dinner of the Naval Committee of the 
House of Representatives, Boston, March 12, 1864. 

1269. Fahnestock Family Papers, 1 849-1 873. 11 vols. Presented 

by C. H. Wolff, Mrs. Francis K. Wolff, and Bernard Bunt- 
ing Wolff, 1939, 1 941. 

George W. Fahnestock diary, 1 863-1 867, 6 vols. 
Mrs. Anna M. Fahnestock diary, 1 869-1 873, 2 vols. 
Bound volume of newspaper clippings relating to the burning of the steam- 
boat United States, 1 868. 

Executors' accounts of the estate of George W. Fahnestock, 1868, 1 vol. 
Notes on the Fahnestock and the Wolff families, 1 vol. 
See also items 197 and 1185 in The Guide to the Manuscript Collections of 
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, and in the second "Supplement" 
thereto. 

1270. John T. Faris Collection, n.d. 1 box. Presented by John 

T. Faris, 1943. 

Typescripts of two unpublished books written by Mr. Faris: "He Financed 
the War: a Life of Robert Morris"; and "Steamboat Coming." 



1 271. Female Tract Society Minutes, i 8 16-1834. l v °l- Pre- 

sented by Mrs. De Renne, 1886. 

Minutes of an organization of Episcopal women to publish tracts for home 
missionary work. 

1272. Thomas Fitzsimons Papers, 1 793-1 800. 2 vols. 

Miscellaneous business papers and letters addressed to Fitzsimons, 1790- 
1800. Roll of a militia company commanded by him; and a book of receipts 
for money paid by Fitzsimons when he was commissioner for settling the 
claims of British subjects against the United States. 

1273. John Foulke Papers, 1769-1798. 3 vols. 

Judah and Mary Foulke receipt book, 1 769-1 798. 

Dr. John Foulke receipt book, 1787-1796. 

Manuscript of an oration on longevity delivered by Dr. John Foulke before 
the American Philosophical Society. 

1274. Daniel M. Fox Memorial Volume, 1889. 1 vol. Presented 

by James E. Gibson, 1943. 
Presented to Fox on the occasion of his retirement from the Mint. 

1275. Benjamin Franklin, Science du Bonhomme Richard, 1778. 

1 vol. Presented by Dr. Joseph J. Rosengarten, 1908. 

"Le science du bonhomme Richard au moyen facile de payer l'es impots," 
translated and copied from the Morin edition (Paris, 1778). Includes 
excerpts from Franklin's interrogations before the House of Commons, 1776; 
the constitution of Pennsylvania, 1776; and extracts from the treaty 
between France and the United States. 

1276. Rebecca Franks Letter, 178 i. i vol. 

A very long letter, dated from Flatbush, August 10, 178 1, describing New 
York society. 

1277. Free Society of Traders Bond, 1685. I item. 
Nicholas More's subscription to the Free Society of Traders. 

1278. Friends' School in Philadelphia Notes, 1688—1754. l v °l- 

Typescript, consisting of extracts from Friends' records, and biographical 
notes from Proud's history of Pennsylvania. 

1279. French Naval Manuscript, 1781-1782. 1 vol. 

Journal of the frigate, Du Roy /'Engagement, which fought in the West 
Indies and Hudson's Bay, 1781-1782. 



1280. Gettysburg National Park Papers, i 893-1913. 1 vol. 

Presented by Colonel John P. Nicholson, 1913. 

Copies of letters concerning the attempt to force the Gettysburg Commis- 
sion to change the name of United States Avenue to Hunt Avenue. 

1 28 1. Gibbons Papers, 1 760-1 837. 27 items. Presented by Mrs. 

J. R. Davis, 1943. 

Papers of a Chester County family; diary of James Gibbons, 1760-1769; 
school account books, 1781— 1783; medical account book, 1836— 1837. 

1282. Thomas Gilpin Papers, n.d. 2 vols. 

Manuscript volume and typescript of a biographical account of Thomas 
Gilpin, 1728-1778. 

"Memorial and reminiscences in private life" by Hannah Logan Smith, 
1839. To this volume there are additions made by Thomas Gilpin in 1840. 

1283. Thomas Gist Journal, 1758-1759. 1 vol. 

Photostat copy of Gist's journal. Gist was taken prisoner in 1758 by the 
Wyandot tribe and escaped after about a year of captivity. The journal 
contains details of Indian life, treatment of captives, etc. 

1284. Gorham Family Genealogical Records, 1 550-1 856. 1 vol. 
Genealogy of the descendants of James Gorham and Agnes Bernington. 

1285. Jacob Gottschall Medical Notebook, 1825-1839. 1 vol. 

1286. Walter Gould Autograph Book, 1851. 1 vol. 

1287. Lizzie R. Gregg Notebook, 1883. 1 vol. Presented by 

Francis D. Brinton, 1941. 
English and arithmetical notebook of a Cresson schoolgirl. 

1288. Griffith-Paschal Collection, 1703-1863. 2 boxes. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. Samuel Blair Griffith and Edith Verlenden 
Paschal in memory of Mary Verlenden. 
Papers relating to the Serrill, Pearson, Verlenden and other families. 

1289. Andrew Hamilton Memorandum Book, 1784. 1 vol. Pre- 

sented by C. Hartman Kuhn, 1943. 

1290. William Harrison and John Phillips Land Book, 1784- 

1795. 1 vol. Presented by Harrola E. Gillingham, 1943. 



1 291. Dr. Joseph Hartshorne Malay-French Dictionary, 1807. 

1 vol. Presented by Dr. Edward Hartshorne, 1880. 

1292. Cheesman A. Herrick Papers, 1933-1942. 3 vols. Presented 

by Cheesman A. Herrick, 1942. 
Program and letters relating to dinner given Dr. Herrick (1933), 1 vol.; 
address William Penn High School for Girls, Some Early Beginnings, and 
letters commenting thereon, 1 vol.; author's copy of White Servitude in 
Pennsylvania, and letters relating to the book, 1 vol. 

1293. William Hight Letter Book, 1795-1796. 1 vol. Presented 

by Mrs. Arnold Talbot, 1942. 
Business letters of a Philadelphia merchant. 

1294. Thomas Holme Papers, 1683, 1801, 1924. 2 vols., 2 folders, 

1 map. 

Original manuscript map of Philadelphia, made by Holme, showing the first 
city lots to be laid out. The copper plate from which this map was printed 
is in the Society's Museum. 

Copies of "An Account of the City of Philadelphia Newly Laid with a 
Platform thereof . . . ."; and of "Holme's map of the City of Philadelphia" 
together with a manuscript list of the first purchasers of land, 2 folders. 
Presented by William Brooke Rawle, 1878. 

Records dealing with Thomas Holme and the 300th anniversary of his 
birth, 1 vol. of photostats. Presented by M. Jackson Crispin, 1927. 

Clippings from the Evening Public Ledger, 1924, relating to Thomas Holme 
and the Crispin cemetery at Holmesburg, 1 vol. Presented by Thomas 
Butler. 

1295. Reading Howell Map of Pennsylvania, c. 1792. 1 vol. 

List of subscribers to the proposal of Kimber and Conrad, and Johnson 
and Warner for publishing Howell's map. 

1296. Independence Hall Deposit Book, i 873-1 896. 1 vol. 
The stubs provide a list of donations for the years 1 873-1 896. 

1297. Indian Treaties and Deeds, 1683-1756. 2 vols. 

Contemporary copies of treaties and deeds relating to Pennsylvania. Some 
are printed in the Pennsylvania Colonial Records. 

1298. William Jennison Journal, 1776-1780. 1 vol. 

Jennison was a lieutenant of Marines, 1776, served with the Army later in 
the same year, and with the Navy, 1 777-1 780. 



1299- Jesse Johnson Diary, i 861-1864. 1 vol. Presented by- 
Evelyn Abraham. 

The original manuscript and a typed copy of Johnson's Civil War diary. 
Serving with Co. L, 2d Regiment, West Virginia Volunteer Cavalry, 
Johnson fought at Princeton, Virginia; Lewisburg, Sinking Creek and 
Wytheville. Captured, but subsequently exchanged, he served in Washing- 
ton until mustered out. 

1300. Horatio Gates Jones Manuscript, 1855. 1 vol. 

"Early History of Roxborough and Manayunk, written by Horatio Gates 
Jones, Jr." Facts and traditions about the early settlement of this region. 

1301. Owen Jones Papers, 1759-1824. 4 boxes. 
Accounts and business papers. 

1302. Jefferson Justice Papers, 1 862-1 865. 200 items. Pre- 

sented by Eugene Klein, 1943. 

Papers of Lt. Jefferson Justice, regimental quartermaster, 100th Regiment 
Infantry, Pennsylvania Volunteers. Relate to supplies issued to the regi- 
ment. 

1303. Kite's Town and Country Almanac, 1816, 1820. 2 vols. 

With manuscript annotations relating to agricultural matters and legal 
affairs. 

1304. George May Keim Manuscripts, c. 18 14, 1841. 1 folder. 

Presented by the heirs of George May Keim, 1876. 

Copies of the Star Spangled Banner and of Home Sweet Home, autographed 
by the authors and presented by them to Keim. 

1305. J. Granville Leach Diaries, 1 876-1920. 39 vols. 

Josiah Granville Leach was a Philadelphia lawyer, genealogist and his- 
torian. The volumes contain entries relating to his business affairs, and to 
the social and political life of the period. 

1306. William A. Lee Account Book, 1 822-1 848. 1 vol. Presented 

by James E. Gibson. 
Accounts of a select Philadelphia seminary for boys and girls. 

1307. William McCarter Memoirs, 1875. 11 vols. 

"My Life in the Army, 1862," written by McCarter in 1875. Notes of his 
experiences in the Civil War and accounts of the campaigns in which he 
participated. 



1308. John Hill Martin Manuscripts, 1789-1872. 7 vols. Pre- 
sented by John Hill Martin, 1880, and by Mrs. Edward S. 
Sayres, 1923. 

Manuscript list of names of "The Bench and Bar of Philadelphia, Chester 
and Delaware Counties, Pennsylvania, with other lists of Public Func- 
tionaries in the State and in the United States"; "The Miscellaneous Legal 
Literature of the Philadelphia Bar, 1884"; and the manuscript of the history 
of the town of Chester, by Martin. 

1309. E. Miles, Epitome, 1841. 1 vol. Presented by the Rev. 

Joseph Henry Dubbs, 1876. 

Extracts from Miles' historical and statistical description of the Royal 
Naval Service of England, and data on the building and extension of the 
United States Navy. 

1310. New Jersey Papers, 1743, 1876, 1880. 3 vols. Presented by 

Brinton Coxe, 1883, 1884. 

Manuscript of "The Note Maker Noted and the Observer Observed 
Upon. . . ." (Published in 1743 by Franklin.) 

Copy, made in 1876, of "A Pocket Commentary of the First Settlers of New 
Jersey. . . ." (Printed in New York, 1751, by Samuel Parker.) 

An account of the history of New Jersey, 1663-1772, written about 1880. 



131 1. Colonel T. P. Nicholson Papers, 3 vols. Presented by 

Colonel J. P. Nicholson, 1896. 

John H. Gihon's manuscript of his history of California, 1534 to 1850; the 
same author's manuscripts of his histories of Kansas, 1 857, and of Mexico 
and Texas, 1845. 

13 1 2. Morris L. Parrish Collection, i 833-1 865. 18 vols. Pre- 

sented by Morris L. Parrish, 1943. 

Scrapbooks, containing clippings, engravings, business cards, postcards, 12 
vols.; photograph albums, 2 vols.; letter books of Richard Price, 1833-1865, 
4 vols. 

1313. Pennsylvania Manuscripts, 1792-1920. 3 vols. 1 folder. 

Records of land warrants entered in 1792. These manuscripts are bound in 
a printed volume, Acts of the Assembly of . . . Pennsylvania, 1792. Pre- 
sented by Francis Rawle, 1913. 

Copy, 1882, of "A Brief Account of the Province of Pennsylvania lately 
granted ... to William Penn." 



Parchments containing the printed constitution of Pennsylvania as adopted 
in Philadelphia in 1873. Autographed by the delegates. Presented by 
E. C. Knight, 1874. 

Original manuscript of Samuel W. Pennypacker's "Desecration of the 
Pennsylvania Capitol," c. 1907. Presented by Samuel W. Pennypacker. 

13 14. Pennsylvania Hospital Manuscripts, 18 17-18 18, 1895. 3 

vols. 

Visitor's Book, Christ Healing the Sick, 1817-1818. Account book of the 
monies received, reports form the Board of Managers, copies of letters to 
and from Benjamin West, etc. 

Papers relating to the publication of the history of the Pennsylvania 
Hospital, 1895. Material relating to the controversy between Dr. William 
Armstrong and Dr. Thomas G. Morton, etc. Presented by Dr. William A. 
Armstrong, 1915, and Dr. Melvin M. Franklin, 1920. 

1315. Philadelphia Associators', 1776, Muster Roll, n.d. 1 vol. 

13 1 6. Philadelphia Committee on Markets Minutes, 1829- 

183 1. 1 vol. 

1317. Philadelphia Selective Service Papers, 1918-1919. 1 vol. 

Presented by John F. Lewis. 

1318. Fred Perry Powers Manuscripts, c. 1912. 2 vols. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. Charles P. Turner, 191 2. 

Manuscripts of "Old Pennsylvania on the Trail of Washington, 1776-1794," 
and of "Places of Worship." 

1319. John M. Scott Court Docket, 1819-1865. 1 vol. 

1320. John V. Sears Manuscript, 1873. 1 vol. Presented by John 

V. Sears, 1902. 

Manuscript essays on the "Mound Builders of the Missouri," read before 
The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1873. 

1321. Ships' Register, 1741-1742. 1 vol. 

Register containing records of ships, where built, registered, names of owners 
and masters, manifests of cargoes, etc. Name of port not indicated. 

1322. Solomon Solis-Cohen Correspondence, 1933-1943. 3 

boxes. 

Miscellaneous correspondence, letters and petitions for increase in Phila- 
delphia teachers' salaries, 1 942-1 943. Invitations, programs. 



1323. South Street Brief of Title, 1671-1869. 1 vol. Presented 

by John H. L. Houston, 1917. 

Brief of title to a piece of land on the South side of South Street, near 
Clifton. 

1324. Colonel Walter Stewart Orderly Book, 1780. 1 vol. 

Orderly book, headquarters at Morristown, N. J. Notes, regimental orders, 
names of officers, and incidents of the Revolutionary War. 

1325. Stratton Collection, 1796 -191 5. 89 items. Presented by- 

Joseph Stratton, 1943. 
Miscellaneous deeds to Philadelphia properties. 

1326. John Swift Notes, 1742. 1 vol. 

Memoranda, accounts and other notes made by Swift, an early settler in 
Pennsylvania, in Rider's British Merlin almanac for 1742. 

1327. Captain Jeremiah Talbot Muster Roll, 1776. 1 vol. 

Presented by the Vermont Historical Society, 1943. 

1328. Union Canal Papers, 1791-1922. 8 boxes. Presented by 

George M. Lehman, 1943. 

Correspondence, 1 820-1 922; miscellaneous business records, 1 822-1 887; 
letter books, 1852-1891; letter book of B. B. Lehman, 1849— 1877; business 
books, 1822-1858; annual reports, 1791-1869; maps, charts, diagrams. 

1329. United States Army Regimental Order Book, No. 2, 

1838. 1 vol. Presented by Mrs. Arnold Talbot. 

Order book for the 2d Brigade, Army south of the Withlacoochie, Florida. 

1330. United States Marine Corps Aviators' Flight Log Book, 

1919-1939. 

Ten log books kept by members of the U.S.M.C. air force. Entries show 
number of hours flown, type of plane used. (This material was previously 
described as relating to the U. S. Army air force. See entry 1213.) 

133 1. Mrs. Juliet C. Walker Papers, i vol. Presented by Mrs. 

Juliet C. Walker, 1941. 

Manuscript essays on law, on crime and punishment, n.d. See also item 1 174 
in The Guide to the Manuscript Collections of The Historical Society of 
Pennsylvania. 



I33 2 - War of 1812 General Orders, 18 14, 18 13-18 15. 2 vols. 
Presented by Dr. W. A. N. Doland, 1923. 

General orders from the Adjutant General's office, and from headquarters 
at Camp Marcus Hook, Philadelphia, and New York. Accounts of Army 
discipline, courts-martial, etc. 

1333. H. Zschohke, Settlement of Maryland, c. 1850. 1 package. 

Presented by the estate of Edward S. Sayres, 1924. 

A romantic and fictional narrative written in the form of letters to Cecil 
Calvert, 2d Lord Baltimore. Translated from the original German. 

1334. Adjuvant Horse Company Papers, 1 838-1924. 2 vols, and 

28 Mss. Presented by W. Austin Yerkes, 1944. 

Minutes, 1838-1924; rolls, 1872-1924; and other records of a Philadelphia 
company organized in 1838 to facilitate the recovery of stolen horses and the 
detection of thieves. This company was incorporated in 1865 and dissolved 
in 1924. 

1335. Nathaniel Allen Papers, 1710-1752. 2 vols. Presented by 

John William Potts, 1886. 

Ledgers, 1710-1752, of a Philadelphia merchant. 

1336. American Red Cross: Pennsylvania-Delaware Division, 

1917-1919. 240 items. 

Divisional reports, October, 1917, to June 30, 1918; letters; and bulletins, 
September 18, 1917, to November 21, 1919. These describe the activities of 
the Pennsylvania-Delaware Division of the American Red Cross in the 
First World War. 

1337. Baltimore and Philadelphia Steamship Co. Papers, 1844- 

1936. 50 vols, and 3,000 items. Presented by Miss Mary 
Helen Cadwalader and Miss Sophia Cadwalader. 

Minutes, 1844-1934; financial records, letters, reports and contracts, 1848- 
1936; reports to the Interstate Commerce Commission, 1930-1935; reports 
to the Maryland-Philadelphia Service Commission, 1933-1935. The Balti- 
more and Philadelphia Steamship Co. was chartered in 1844 to provide 
steamboat service between Baltimore and Philadelphia, via the Delaware 
and Chesapeake Canal. The Company ceased operations in 1935. 

1338. George Washington Barton Manuscripts, 1841-1850. 

3 items. 

Journal of a voyage from New York to San Francisco in the Elsinore, Capt. 
Thomas S. Conden, 1850; address, "Ancestral Vanity," delivered before the 
William Fisk Institute, 1841; MS, "The Age in Which We Live." 



1339- Biddle Stock Certificates and Transfers, i 804-1 866. 
92 items. Presented by Biddle- Whelen & Co. 

Original certificates of stock issued to Thomas Biddle. The businesses,repre- 
sented include canal, turnpike, and bridge companies, railroads, banks, 
insurance, and mining companies. 

1340. Brey Collection, 1 697-191 8. 30 items. Presented by Mrs. 

J. T. Brey, 1942. 

Photostats of deeds, marriage certificates of the Croasdale, Taylor, and 
Watson families; charts of the Boker and Van Horn families. 

1341. Henry Armitt Brown Papers, 1693-1908. 800 items. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. Dorothy Burr Thompson, 1941-1942. 

Letters relating to the education and career of Henry Armitt Brown; 
genealogical notes on the Armitt, Baker, Boiler, Brown, Livezey, Robeson' 
and allied families. 

1342. Albert J. Edmunds Papers, 1850-1917. 41 items. Presented 

by Albert J. Edmunds. 

Albert Joseph Edmunds (1857-1941) was a well-known Biblical scholar, and 
for forty years the Cataloguer of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 
The collection includes letters addressed to Mr. Edmunds and to Benjamin 
Smith Lyman. Most of these are from Americans, a few foreign items, 
chiefly Japanese, are included. See also, No. 188 in the Guide to the Manu- 
script Collections of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

1343. Fletcher Papers, 1 806-1 855. 275 items. 

Business letters to Thomas Fletcher, Philadelphia goldsmith and jeweler. 
These describe the affairs of the firms of Fletcher and Gardiner, 1810-1831, 
and of Fletcher and Bennett, 1839. 

1344. Freas Family Papers, 75 items. 1754-1889. Presented by 

Alice B. Poopes, 1940. 

Bonds, indentures, deeds, surveys, wills and papers of administration, of a 
family residing in Whitemarsh Township, Montgomery County. 

1345. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 1926. 600 items 

in 3 vols. Presented by Miss M. Atherton Leach, 193 1. 

Correspondence relating to the luncheon given to the Crown Prince and 
Princess of Sweden by the Council of The Historical Society and by the 
Swedish Colonial Society, June 2, 1926. 



1346. Josephine R. Howell Family Papers, 1688-1886. 1 14 items. 

Presented by Josephine R. Howell, 1942. 

Letters and papers of the Gibbons, 1 806-1 834; Howell, 1811-1815; Richard- 
son, 1 834-1848; and related families. These include a letter book of Rebecca 
Richardson, New York, 1 688-1689. 

1347. Landon-Shattuck Family Papers, 1 849-1 890. 101 items. 

Purchased, 1942. 

Family letters, most of them written to or by Mrs. Eliza (Hinckly) Landon, 
and Mrs. M. M. Shattuck. 

1348. James Laux Collection, 1760-1816. 12 items. Presented by- 

James Laux, 1920. 

Photostats of materials relating to the French and Indian War, including 
Croghan's journal to Presque Isle, 1760; a letter of Croghan, 1762, and one 
of Jacob Arndt, 1757; materials of the Revolutionary period, including let- 
ters of Croghan, 1778, of Sol Jennings, 1778, petition of James Craig, 1775, 
will of George Taylor, 1781; in the post-revolutionary period are letters of 
Jacob Arndt, Jr., 1804, of P. Doddridge, 18 16, of T. Jefferson, 18 16, and of 
Col. Rochefontaine, 1 795-1 796. A book of clippings descriptive of the life 
of Col. Stephen Balliet completes the collection. 

1349. Frank Willing Leach Papers, 1914-1915. 1,000 items. 

Presented by Miss M. Atherton Leach, 1944. 

Letters, and notes compiled by Mr. Leach when writing "Pennsylvania in 
the United States Senate," a series of articles appearing in the Sunday 
North American, April 19-Dec. 20, 1914. Letters from descendants of the 
Senators, and genealogical notes of their families are included. 

1350. Marion Dexter Learned Papers, 1 524-191 5. 500 items. 

Purchased, 1943. 
Photographs of original documents in German Archives which relate to the 
settlement of America; papers and notes of Dr. Learned (1 857—1917), a 
professor at the University of Pennsylvania, and a leader in societies inter- 
ested in the study of German culture; diaries of members of the Learned 
family showing conditions in Europe in 1914. 

1351. Edward York. McCauley Papers, 1840-1916. 20 items. 

Presented by G. H. McCauley, 1943. 

Two certificates of appreciation presented to Daniel Smith McCauley, 
U. S. Consul at Tripoli, 1841; commissions of Edward York McCauley 
through the grades from Midshipman to Rear Admiral; marriage certificate 
of Edward York McCauley and Josephine Berkeley. 



I35 2 - Clayton McMichael Papers, 1861-1901'. 250 items. Pre- 
sented by Mrs. Emory McMichael, 1944. 
Clayton McMichael (1844-1906) was the editor and proprietor of the 
Philadelphia North American, City Treasurer, 1 898-1 901, and Postmaster, 
1902-1906. These papers contain military correspondence, 1861-1865; let- 
ters written to McMichael, 1 872-1 901; papers relating to the taking over 
of the City Treasurer's office, 1 897-1 898; papers relating to the U. S. Mint, 
in Philadelphia, 1872; to the office of postmaster, 1901; clippings, speeches, 
etcetera. 

1353. Merion Cricket Club Papers, 1 865-1923. 10 vols. Pre- 

sented by the Estate of Edward S. Sayres, 1929. 
Scrapbooks containing original letters, announcements, photographs, and 
clippings relating to the activities of the Merion Cricket Club. 

1354. William McKinley Mervine Papers, 1688-1788. 25 items. 

Presented by Mrs. William Mervine, 191 7. 
Records of Chesterfield Monthly Meeting, including Minutes, 1685-1687; 
minutes of Women's meetings, 1688-1698, 1708-1712, 1756-1760, certifi- 
cates of removal to Chesterfield Meeting. These relate to the Forman 
(Furman or Fairman), Kelly, Van Horn, and Davies families. Mr. Mervine 
(1874-1914) was a Philadelphia genealogist and one of the Board of Man- 
agers of The Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania. 

1355. Pemberton Family Letters, 1740-1787. 3 vols. Presented by 

the Friends Historical Association, 1941. 
Copies of letters written by and to Israel, James, John, and Mary Pemberton. 
The originals of many of these letters are in the Pemberton Papers. See 
No. 484 in the Guide to the Manuscript Collections of The Historical Society 
of Pennsylvania. 

1356. Pennsylvania National Guard, Company "D" First 

Regiment Infantry Papers, 1 861-1923. 1,000 items in 
6 vols. Presented by the Estate of Edward S. Sayres, 1931. 
Records, letters, notices of musters, clippings, relating to the history of the 
Philadelphia Militia Regiment which took part in suppressing the labor 
troubles at Hazelton, 1875, at Pittsburgh, ,1877. During the First World 
War the Regiment saw service as the 109th Regiment, U. S. A. 

1357. Philadelphia Bicycle Club Papers, 1 882-1902. 347 items 

and 10 books. Presented by Henry W. Wills, 1942. 
Minutes, 1895-1902; treasurer's accounts, dues books, 1890-1902; charter, 
bylaws and amendments, 1 885-1 895; papers relating to the construction and 
repair of the clubhouse, and to the running expenses of the Club, 1886-1902. 
Both men and women were eligible for membership in the Club. 



1358. Philadelphia Bourse Papers, 1 891-1900. 161 items. 

A Philadelphia corporation formed in 1891 to protect the business and 
further the commercial interests of the city. The Bourse Building, originally- 
built to house exchanges, the Board of Trade, and similar groups, is now 
primarily an office building. These papers relate to the organization of the 
Bourse Corporation and to the erection of the Bourse Building. They are 
chiefly from the letters of John Frederick Lewis, attorney for the cor- 
poration. 

1359. Philadelphia Child Welfare Association Papers, 1903- 

1933. 11 items, including 5 vols. Presented, 1937. 

Minutes of the Philadelpnia Juvenile Court and Probation Association, 
1903-1917; minutes of the Philadelphia Child Welfare Association, 1917— 
1933; Constitution, Philadelphia Juvenile Court and Probation Association; 
Bylaws, Philadelphia Child Welfare Association; history of the House of 
Detention, 1898-1923; Judge Staake on the administration of the Juvenile 
Court, 1908; correspondence regarding cooperation of the police and the 
schools with the Court, 1906. See also No. 756 in the Guide to the Manu- 
script Collections in The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

1360. Philadelphia City Hall Collection, 1860-1881. 19 items. 

Copies of legal papers relating to the location of City Hall; reports of com- 
mittees; MS and corrected proofs of a history of City Hall. 

1361. Philadelphia County Board of Assistance Papers, 1941. 

4 boxes. Presented by James E. Gibson, 1943. 

Typed transcript of testimony before the Reviewing Board of the Phila- 
delphia County Board of Assistance on the appeals of 50 employees dis- 
charged for alleged Communistic affiliations, 1941. 

1362. Philadelphia Draft Board Records, 1917. 50 items. 

Carbon copies of the lists of men registered in the 51 local draft boards of 
Philadelphia, July, 1917. (The list for Board No. 12 is missing.) See also 
No. 1203 and No. 13 17 in the "Supplement" to the Guide to the Manuscript 
Collections of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

1363. Philadelphia Lawyers, 1 847-1939. 300 items. 

Miscellaneous collection of letters, most of them addressed to Lewis, Adler 
and Laws; a folder of letters addressed to the Poor Richard Club relative to 
conventions held in Philadelphia, 1926; and a folder of letters to L. C. 
Siner, a Philadelphia gunsmith and sporting goods dealer. 



1364. Philadelphia Legal Papers, 1702-1744. 75 items. 

Pleas before the Court of Common Pleas of Philadelphia County, decisions 
of the Court and of the Supreme Court of the Province. See also No. 501, 
and No. 805 in the Guide to the Manuscript Collections of The Historical 
Society of Pennsylvania. 

1365. Philadelphia War History Committee Papers, 1917-1919. 

1 vol. 

The Philadelphia War History Committee was appointed by the Mayor of 
Philadelphia to gather and publish facts about the city in the First World 
War. These papers include notes on Base Hospital No. 20, a history of the 
19th Grand Division Transportation Corps, A.E.F.; list of personnel 108th 
Field Artillery; brief history of the 79th Division by Major General Joseph 
E. Kuhn; history of the 103d Trench Mortar Battery by James J. D. 
Spillan; personnel, Tank Corps, by Harold N. Hill; notes on Philadelphia 
casualties, recruiting, draft boards. This material was gathered preparatory 
to the publication of Philadelphia in the World War, igi4~jgi8 (New York, 
1922). 

1366. Pile Family Papers, 1 793-1 836. 129 items. Presented by- 

Miss Annie Pile, 1944. 

Letters to Capt. Samuel Pile of Philadelphia, and to other members of his 
family. In addition to personal data these contain considerable information 
on the Philadelphia, New York and New Orleans of that time. 

1367. Fred Perry Powers Papers, n.d. 600 items. Presented by 

Mrs. Fred Perry Powers, 1931. 

Typescripts of lectures on "Songs of the Revolution" and on "War Songs," 
and the notes on which these lectures were based. See also No. 13 18 "Supple- 
ment" to the Guide to the Manuscript Collections of The Historical Society of 
Pennsylvania. 

1368. Edward Robins Papers, 1939-1942. 31 articles and 12 letters. 

Presented by Mrs. Edward Robins, 1943. 

Manuscripts and clippings of articles and addresses dealing with literary and 
historical matters. In addition there are 12 personal letters written to Mr. 
Robins. 

1369. Edward Stalker Sayres Papers, 1 866-1923. 650 items. 

Presented by Mrs. Edward S. Sayres. 

Edward S. Sayres (1850-1923) was a Philadelphia lawyer. These papers 
relate to his activity in the Civil Service Reform Association, 1881-1915; in 



the First World War, 1918-1919; clippings, letters and notes relating to the 
Society of the War of 1 8 1 2, Military Order of Foreign Wars, Colonial Society 
of Pennsylvania, and Society of Colonial Wars, in all of which Mr. Sayres 
held office. For additional material on Civil Service Reform League see 
Welsh Collection, No. 702 in Guide to the Manuscript Collections of The 
Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

1370. Science and Art Club of Germantown Papers, 1 874-1929. 

200 items. Presented by Mrs. Edward S. Sayres, 1931. 

Correspondence of proposed members with Henry Carvill Lewis, secretary 
of the Club, 1 879-1 884; letters, articles, and clippings showing some of the 
scientific ideas current, 1 874-1 879; printed reports of the Club, 1 884-1 929. 

1371. Scioto Land Company Papers, 1789-1792. 76 items. 

The Scioto Land Company, organized in 1787, had options on approximately 
5,000,000 acres of land in Ohio. The company failed in 1792. The collection 
contains letters and papers of this French land company. 

1372. Peter W. Sheafer Papers, 1 873-1 875. 150 items. 

Sheafer, a geologist and mining engineer, compiled The Historical Map of 
Pennsylvania (Philadelphia, 1875). Letters relating to the Map, and the 
corrected proofs of the same are included. 

1373. Shower Collection, n.d. 200 items, 1 vol. 

Charts of the Davies, Dutton, Kittera, and Smith families; notes on Ed- 
wards, Shower, and Smith families; genealogy of Shower family. 

1374. Shunk Collection, 1760-1923. 400 items and 6 scrapbooks. 

Drafts of letters, mainly personal, written by Francis R. Shunk; and letters 
of the Shunk family. These, too, are chiefly of personal interest. 

1375. Edward Wanton Smith Papers, i 728-1 846. 600 pieces. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. Edward Wanton Smith, 1942. 

Family papers containing letters, bills, receipts, etc., of Lamar, Hill, Bisset 
& Co., wine merchants of Madeira, 1762-1802; business papers of Joseph 
Wharton, 1728-1771, pertaining chiefly to land in Philadelphia County; 
letters of John Ely, Controller of New York, to M. and S. Fisher, regarding 
lands in Otsego and Montgomery counties, N. Y., 1 800-1 829; letters to 
Charles Wharton from Calcutta, Lisbon, and Leghorn, 1783-1809; business 
letters to James Moffat from Europe, 1794-1813; miscellaneous deeds, 
letters, and broadsides, 1 728-1 846. 



1376- Franklin R. Smith Papers, i 848-1 858. 217 items. Presented 
by Mary G. Smith, 1944. 

Letters to Franklin R. Smith, a physician living in Bellefonte. For the most 
part the letters are from his brothers, Pemberton Smith and Charles Smith, 
and deal with business conditions in Pennsylvania. There are also 25 pages 
of accounts of Dr. Smith with Pemberton Smith. 

1377. Persifor Frazer Smith Papers, 1770-1873. 300 items. Pre- 
sented by Mrs. Talbot, 1939. 

Persifor Frazer Smith (1798-1858), an officer in the United States Army, 
served in the Seminole War, 1 836-1 838, in the Mexican War, 1 846-1 848, 
commanded the Pacific Division, the Department of Texas, 1 850-1 856, the 
Western Department, 1856-1858, and the Department of Utah, 1858. The 
Smith papers include letters and a letter book relating to the war with 
Mexico, 1847-1848; military letters to General Smith, 1838, 1850-1858; 
miscellaneous legal papers, 1 770-1 873; daybook, Springton Forge, 1803- 
1804, 1833-1842; accounts of Matthew Stanley, 1815-1841; 3 vols, legal 
notes. 

1378. Uselma Clark Smith Collection, 1792-1839. 1,000 items. 

Presented by Mrs. John H. Dilkes, 1942. 

These papers relate chiefly to the career of William Jones (1760-1831), a 
Philadelphia merchant, Secretary of the Navy, 18 13-18 14, acting Secretary 
of the Treasury, and first president of the Second Bank of the United States. 
Letters from Jefferson, Gallatin, Decatur, Clay, and other men of impor- 
tance are included. For a fuller account of the Collection see The Pennsyl- 
vania Magazine of History and Biography, LXVI (1942), 379-382. 

1379. Ernest Spofford Papers, 1929. 1 vol. Presented by Ernest 

Spofford. 

Corrected proofs of Mr. Spofford's book, Armorial Families of America 
(Philadelphia, 1929). 

1380. Frances M. Strayer Collection, 1781-1822. 100 items. 

Presented by Frances M. Strayer, 1938. 

Papers relating to tax collections in Chester County, 1781-1822. A few tax 
lists are included. 

138 1. Mary Ludwig Suydam Collection, 1475-1904. 100 items. 

Presented by Mary Ludwig Suydam, 1919. 

Autograph collection, letters from minor German princes, 1475-1811; let- 
ters, signatures, and autographs of prominent Americans, 182c— 1900, in- 



eluding Henry Ward Beecher, William Cullen Bryant, Millard Fillmore, 
John Hay, William Dean Howells. 

1382. Ernest T. Trigg Papers, 1910-1917. 1 vol. and 1 folder. 

Purchased, 1942, 1943. 

Trigg was a Philadelphia paint manufacturer and president of the Chamber 
of Commerce. The papers include a scrapbook containing clippings, letters, 
invitations, relating to Mr. Trigg's activity in the Chamber of Commerce; 
his report as Regional Adviser War Industrial Board, 1918, and letters, 
forms, etcetera, descriptive of the work done in organizing Philadelphia for 
war. 

1383. Union League Papers, 1 896-1909. 300 items. Presented by 

Henry Paul Busch, 1941. 

Notices, lists of candidates for membership, appeals for support, form let- 
ters showing the League's activity. 

1384. Union Library Catalogue of Philadelphia, 1935. 217 

items. Presented, 1935. 

Acceptances and regrets from Philadelphians invited to a reception to 
inaugurate the newly organized Union Catalogue. 

1385. M. I. Warren Papers, 1786-1919. 100 items, including 18 

notebooks. 

Holograph sermons by Ezra Stiles, 1794, and by C. Gildersleeve, 1797; 
notes from Mr. Webster's lectures on the English language, 1786; MS. 
of Professor Pearson of Harvard on prosody, c. 1873; notes on history of 
English literature, based on material in the British Museum and the 
Bibliotheque Nationale. 

1386. Dr. Samuel W. Woodhouse Collection, 1743-1858. 500 

items. Purchased, 1943. 

Miscellaneous bills, receipts, cancelled bank checks, and other business 
papers, mainly of the Meredith family, 1743-1858; shipping papers, 1776- 
1803; accounts of the Commissioners of Naval Stores for outfitting ships of 
the Continental Navy, 1776. 

1387. Worrall Family Papers, 1724-1892. 8 vols, and 108 items. 

Presented by Mrs. John S. Mershon, 1944. 

Papers of a Philadelphia and Delaware County family. They include deeds, 
wills, marriage certificates, and other legal papers of the Crosby, Paul and 
Worrall families; contracts for materials for the Delaware Bay Breakwater, 



1831, and for the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1872; Justice of the Peace 
docket book, 1835-1862, 1886; account books of Israel Thomas, 1813^-1828, 
and of William and Edward Lane, 1745-1813; other Philadelphia merchants' 
business papers and miscellaneous family papers. 

1388. John Williamson Ziegler Papers, 1911-1917. 3,000 items. 

Presented by the Estate of John Williamson Ziegler, 1942. 
Mr. Ziegler (1868-1938) took an active interest in the General Alumni 
Association of the University of Pennsylvania and the bulk of the papers 
center around this Association. In addition there is material on independent 
political action in Delaware County, on the Sabbath Schools, and on the 
attempts to secure local option in Pennsylvania. 

1389. Admiralty Court Records, Philadelphia, 1770-1804. 8 

boxes, approx. 1,100 items. Part the gift of the Common 
Pleas Court of Berks County; part purchased, 1945. 
Records of the Admiralty Court, 1 770-1 797; papers of Blair McClenachan 
in account with Mathew Clarkson, 1777-1801; log of ship Imperial, 1803- 
1804; miscellaneous papers relating to other ships. 

1390. Bank of the United States of Pennsylvania Papers, 

1 840-1855. 2S vols., and 7 boxes containing approx. 2,000 
items. Deposited by the Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust Com- 
pany, 1945. 

Papers of John Bacon, Alexander Symington, and Thomas Robins, trustees, 
relating to the liquidation of the Bank after its suspension in 1841. Include 
deed of trust, June 7, 1841; records of sales of property in various parts of 
the United States, 1840-1855; stock transactions, 1844-1853; bills and 
receipts, 1843-1854; reports of bank agencies, 1840-1841. 

1391. Benjamin Randolph Boggs Papers. 4 boxes of clippings, 

photographs, and typescript of article on old Philadelphia, 
the inns and taverns of the city. From the Benjamin Ran- 
dolph Boggs Estate, 1944. 

1392. Bush & Lobdell Carwheel Co. Papers, 1817-1929. 70,000 

items. 1944. 

Papers of a Wilmington, Delaware, firm that specialized in railroad equip- 
ment. Mainly the letters received by the Company from their agents and 
customers. Interesting material relative to the development of the railroads. 

[393. Clover Club Papers, 1918-1921. 186 items, 1945. 

This dining club, originating in 1881, was famous for its distinguished 



guests and for its lack of seriousness in entertainment of them. The papers 
in the Society's possession are those of James McCartney, secretary of the 
Club. 

1394. Doran Collection, 1 797-1 880. 20 books. Presented by Mrs. 
S. Hamill Home, 1945. 
The collection includes Michael Doran's Journal of Domestic Accounts, 
1797-1823; receipt book, 1815-1825; ledger, 1797-1816; records of fees 
received, 1828-1834; day book, 1829-1832; expense book, 1848-1859 
(2 vols.); Michael Keppele's docket, 1 806-1 807; bills of lading, Port of 
Philadelphia, 1 820-1 826; Lydia C. Warner's music book; Joshua Long- 
streth's letter book, 1822-1827; J. Warner Irwin's diary, 1854, and sketch 
book; Mrs. Joseph M. Doran's diary and memo book, 1871; H. C. Borden's 
diary, 1880. 

1395-. Elfreth's Alley Papers. 3 vols. 55 items. Presented by Mrs. 
E. M. Davis. 

Typed history, scrap book, genealogical notes relating to the people and the 
houses of the Alley. 

1396. Emlen Family Papers, 171 5-1 885. 115 items. Presented by 

John T. Emlen, 1945. 

Letters and correspondence of various members of the Emlen and allied 
families. Commonplace book of Ann Emlen, and her religious meditations, 
1775-1800; notebooks of Ann Emlen, and of Samuel E. Mifflin, 1779. 

1397. Samuel Fothergill Journal, 1 806-1 808. 1 vol. Presented 

by Miss Edith Newbold, 1945. 
Journal of a trip from Philadelphia to the settlements in Luzerne County, 
1806; and another briefer journal of a similar trip in 1808. The first records 
events, descriptions of places, opinions of people, etc. The second notes facts 
useful to a traveler, conditions of roads, inns, etc. 

1398. Hazard Family Papers, 1770-18 18. 190 items. Presented by 

Spencer Hazard, 1945. 
Journals of Eben Hazard, 1770-1771, 1772-1773, 1777-1778; journals of 
Samuel Hazard, 1 806-1813; medical journal of Samuel Hazard, 1818; corre- 
spondence of Samuel Hazard, including letters of Franklin and Washington; 
history of the Philadelphia Hose Co. 

1399. Hubbard Collection, 1780-1801. 293 items. Presented by 

C. Evans Hubbard, 1945. 
Bills and receipts for goods, mostly rum, shipped from the West Indies to 



Philadelphia; accounts of Walter Stewart, Surveyor of the Port of Phila- 
delphia, 1794-1795. 

1400. Indigent Widows and Single Women's Society of Phila- 

delphia Papers, 1 823-1 862. 400 items. 1944. 

Correspondence, 1824-1862, and four small account books of this charitable 
organization. 

1401. Isabella Furnace Papers, 1880- 1921. 173 boxes contain- 

taining approx. 18,000 letters, 80 books. Presented by 

William Wikoff Smith, 1944. 
Correspondence and business papers of one of the last of the charcoal burn- 
ing furnaces in the United States. 

1402. Charles Francis Jenkins Collection, 1762-1807. 500 

items. Presented by Charles F. Jenkins, 1945. 
Autograph letters of Members of the Old Congress (1774-1789). A few of 
the rarer signatures are missing. 

1403. Andrew M. Jones Papers, 1 833-1 883. 995 items. Presented 

by Mrs. Charles Willing, 1945. 
Andrew Jones was listed in the Philadelphia directories as a merchant. The 
papers contain correspondence, bills and receipts, relating to stocks, bonds, 
dividends, and the real estate owned by Mr. Jones. 

1404. Kent County, Delaware, Continuance Docket, Supreme 

Court, 1788-1798. 1 vol. Presented by Joseph M. Rutter. 

The volume also contains John Fisher's diary and memoranda for 1802- 
1815. 

1405. Duncan King Papers, 1820. 1 vol. 1944. 

The manuscript of a proposed botanical and agricultural monthly. 

1406. William Masters and Mary Masters Richell Estate 

Papers, 1746-1850. 8 boxes, approx. 1,000 items. Presented 

by Francis D. Brinton, 1945. 
Business papers relating to the estates of these two persons; genealogical 
notes on the Penn-Masters families. 

1407. George G. Meade Papers, 1 863-1 869. 23 v °l s - Presented 

by George G. Meade, 1945. 

Letters and telegrams sent and received by General Meade, 1 863-1 865 
(24 vols.); proceedings of board for recommending brevet promotions, 1866 
(1 vol.); testimony of Meade and Butler on battle before Petersburg, 1864 



(i vol.); records, 3d Military District of the South, 1868— 1869 (7 vols.). 
See also Meade Collection, No. 410 in Guide to the Manuscript Collections 
of The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

1408. James Clark Moore and William Colmer Moore Papers, 

1683-1830. 88 items. 1945. 

Early surveys of Pennsylvania lands, including the first draft of a survey 
for Germantown; cash book of Richard Peters, 1755— 1758. 

1409. Walter S. Newhall Papers, 1 862-1 863. 2 vols. Presented 

by Daniel A. Newhall, 1945. 
Captain Newhall served with the Third Pennsylvania Cavalry (60th Regi- 
ment, Pennsylvania Volunteers). The collection contains his letters written 
while with the Army. 

1410. Newton Family Papers, i 799-1 903. 450 items. Presented 

by Richard Newton, Jr., and F. Maurice Newton, 1945. 

Letters, journals of trips abroad, manuscript sermons, and notes on church 
activities of the Reverend Richard Newton (18 13-1888) and the Reverend 
R. Heber Newton. 

1411. Philadelphia City Council Minutes, 1789-1793. 1 vol. 

1945- 

1412. Richard Rush Papers, 1812-1847. 1 vol. 1944. 

Letters to James Madison, 1812-1831, many written during Madison's 
presidency offer suggestions regarding appointments to office; the later ones 
discuss politics and contemporary events. Letters to Mrs. Madison, 1820- 
1847. A few letters by Mrs. Rush are included. 

1413. Science and Art Club of Germantown Papers, 1880- 

1944. 4 vols. Presented by Donald Ruhel, 1945. 
Lists of members, correspondence, 1880-1943 (3 vols.); minutes, 1911-1944. 
See No. 1370 in the "Supplement" to the Guide to the Manuscript Collections 
in The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

1414. Rebecca Shoemaker Papers, 1780-1786. 1 vol. Presented 

by Henry F. Pommer, 1945. 

Typed copy of the letters and diaries of Rebecca Shoemaker, and of her 
daughters Anne Rawle and Margaret Rawle. 

1415. Society for the Relief of Poor and Distressed Masters 

of Ships, Their Widows and Children, Papers, 1765— 
J 9 2 3- 54 v °ls- Deposited by the Fidelity-Philadelphia Trust 
Co., 1945. 

The papers of this Philadelphia beneficial society include minute books, 
1765-1922; dues books, 1768-1922; and other similar records. 



1416. Universalist Church of Philadelphia Records, 1820- 

1920. 7 vols. Presented by Thomas Butler. 
Minute book, First Universalist Church, 1 875-1 879; minute books, Second 
Universalist Church, 1820-1893, 1906-1920 (4 vols.); secretary's book, 
Sunday School Association, Second Universalist Church, 1844-1867 (1 vol.); 
minute book, Universalist Church of the Restoration, 1893-1906. 

1417. Samuel Victor Barr Collection. Approx. 300 items. Pre- 

sented by S. V. Barr, 1946. 
Family notes, photographs, correspondence, relating to Samuel Price, his 
services in the Navy of the Civil War, and his later life as a marine engineer. 

1418. Building and Loan Association Books, 1 871-1909. 20 vols. 

Purchased 1 946-1 947. 
Jenkintown B. & L. Association: minute book 1878-1909; Logan Square 
B. & L. Association, 18 vols.: account books, minute books, ledgers, journals, 
1 871-1886; German Humboldt B. & L. Association: minute book 1 876-1 880. 

1419. Thomas Butler Papers. Presented by Rev. Thomas Butler, 

1945 (d. Aug. 19, 1945). 12 items, 1 888-1938. 
Teacher's certificates and diplomas granted to the Rev. Thomas Butler. 

1 420. Camac Papers. 4 vols. Presented by Dr. Charles N. B. Camac, 

1936. 

The will of William Masters Camac, 1 802-1 842; a brief title to the real 
estate in the county of Philadelphia belonging to William M. Camac's 
estate; and copies of papers, 1852-1860, relating to the estates of William 
M. Camac and Mary Ricketts, 1799-1859. 

1421. Citizens' Permanent Relief Committee Papers, 1885- 

1899. Approx. 10,000 items. Presented by Justice Williams, 

1947- 
The correspondence and business papers of a local philanthropic group, 
which aided the sufferers in many disasters between 1878 and 1900, notably 
the Charleston Earthquake in 1885, the Johnstown Flood in 1889, the 
Russian famine, 1 892-1 893, and the Armenian massacres in 1896. During 
the Spanish-American War the Committee under the name of the National 
Relief Commission helped soldiers, sailors, and their families. 

1422. John Elliott Cresson Diary, 1795-1796. 3 vols. Gift of 

John E. Cresson; received by the Historical Society of 
Pennsylvania, 1946. 

Diary: March 26, 1795-April 18, 1795; June 21, 1795-July 12, 1795; January 
10, 1796-February 13, 1796. Relates the daily happenings in the life of a 
Philadelphia Quaker. 



1423. John Curtis. History of Grand Opera in Philadelphia. 7 vols. 

Gift of John Curtis, 1942. 

A typescript of an unpublished book covering the history of opera in Phila- 
delphia from the beginning to 1922. 

1424. Dr. W. A. Newman Dorland. History of the Second Troop, 

Philadelphia City Cavalry, 1775-1917. 2 boxes. Presented 
by Dr. Dorland, 1947. 

A history of a military company organized in 1775, disbanded in 1850, and 
reorganized in 1896. Part of the history, covering the years 1775-1811, ap- 
peared in The Pennsylvania Magazine, vols. 47 through 54. 

1425. Flagg-Gummere Papers. 87 items. Presented by Mr. and 

Mrs. Henry V. Gummere, 1946. 

A manuscript diary, 1849, and letters, 1 849-1 855, of Josiah Foster Flagg, 
concerning a trip to California and residence in that state during gold-rush 
days. There are also a few letters, 1821-1824, of Adin G. Croft and a diary 
of a trip to Europe, 1859, kept by John Foster Brewster Flagg. 

1426. Girard College Papers, 1 885-1 894. Approx. 300 items. 

Purchased by The Society, 1947. 

Letters written to Dr. John S. Boyd, 1849-1911, Superintendent of Admis- 
sions and Indentures at Girard College, Philadelphia. They include letters 
recommending admittance of certain boys to the college; letters from busi- 
nessmen reporting favorably or unfavorably upon boys employed; and 
letters from former students telling of their life after leaving the college. 

1427. Hamilton and Hood Papers. 5 boxes, approx. 1000 items. 

Purchased by the Gratz Fund and The Society. 

The correspondence, 1 804-1 845, of the firm of Hamilton and Hood (John 
Hamilton and John M. Hood), Philadelphia grocers and general merchants; 
also included are account and receipt books, 18 17-1865. 

1428. Andrew M. Jones Collection, 1 833-1 883. Approx. 600 

items. Gift of Mrs. Charles Willing, 1945. 
The personal correspondence, bills, and receipts of a Philadelphia merchant. 

1429. Burton Alva Konkle. 4 boxes. Presented 1947. 

Mr. Konkle (1861-1944) was a prominent Pennsylvania historian and 
biographer. This collection includes manuscript notes on his work, particu- 
larly on the lives of George Bryan and John Motley Moorhead. 



i43°- John Bach McMaster Collection, 1889. 100 items. Pre- 
sented by Dr. Philip D. McMaster, 1932. 

John Bach McMaster, 1 852-1932, a prominent historian, was employed to 
write the history of the Johnstown Flood Relief Commission. This collection 
contains the maps, proclamations, letters and printed histories gathered to 
further the work. 

1 43 1. John Martin. Memoirs of British painters, engravers, and 

architects. 2 vols. Presented by Norbert Considine, 1942. 

Short notes on the artists of Great Britain who died in the period between 
1816 and 1835. 

1432. North American Land Company Papers, 1793-1880. 2 

boxes, approx. 200 items. Purchased by the Gratz Fund. 
Legal papers concerning the liquidation of the Company. 

1433. Paschall Papers, 1734-1875. 50 items. Presented by Miss 

Ann Paschall, 1930. 

Wills, deeds, and other papers concerning estates of Paschall and related 
families as well as notebooks and poetry books of Anne Sellers, George 
Sellers, and Mary Frances Paschall. 

1434. Harry B. Pearce Collection, 1689-1836. 44 items. Pre- 

sented by Harry B. Pearce, 1938. 

Miscellaneous legal and business papers. They include ten letters addressed 
to William Till, a Philadelphia merchant, 1735-1742; also thirteen legal and 
business papers of Andrew and William Hamilton of Philadelphia, 1736- 
1803. 

1435. Penington Papers, 1764-1882. Approx. 5,000 items. Pur- 

chased by the Mifflin Fund, 1946. 

Account books, 1769-1826, of the sugarhouse of Edward Penington, 1726- 
1796, and his son Edward, 1766-1834, and a volume, undated, of observa- 
tions on the making of sugar. Also included are the correspondence and busi- 
ness papers, 1840-1862, of John Penington, 1799-1867, a rare bookdealer, 
and the diary, 1827-1841, of Henry I. Baird. 

1436. Pennsylvania Civil Service Reform League Papers, 

1 881-1935. 4,000 items. Presented by Albert S. Faught, 
1946. 

Correspondence, reports, etc., of a voluntary organization for strengthening 
civil service laws particularly in Philadelphia and Pennsylvania. 



1437- Pennsylvania Commandery, Naval Order of the United 
States Papers, 1895-1925. 2 boxes. 

Minute books, accounts, lists of members of the local branch of a patriotic 
organization. 

1438. Philadelphia Board of Trade Papers, 1880-1941. Pur- 

chased by the Mifflin Fund, 1946. 

Annual reports, 1 904- 1 941, of the Board of Trade; correspondence and 
reports, 1880-1909, relating to the deepening of the Port of Philadelphia. 

1439. Philadelphia Cricket Club Collection, 1854-1921. 2 

boxes. 

The collection includes minutes, 1 854-1 879, of the club founded in 1854; 
annual reports, 1883-1921; year books, 1883-1911. There is also a little 
material on international cricket matches, 1868, 1872. 

1440. Philadelphia Vacant Lots Cultivation Association 

Papers, 1895-1928. 5 vols., 1947. 

Scrapbooks and minute books of an organization, 1897-1928, which helped 
the poor to secure and cultivate gardens on the vacant lots of the city. 

1441. Hannah L. Scott Papers, 1903-1909. Approx. 200 items. 

Presented 1946. 

Personal and household receipted bills of a member of a prominent Phila- 
delphia family. 

1442. Dr. Mary H. Stillwell Collection, 1893-1933. 82 items. 

Presented by Dr. George C. Kuesel, in name of Dr. Mary 
H. Stillwell Kuesel, 1941. 

Correspondence of Dr. Mary H. Stillwell, a pioneer woman dentist, relating 
to the Association of American Women Dentists. 

1 443. J. K. Stoddard Collection, 1 870-1930. Approx. 5,000 items. 

Gift of Mrs. J. K. Stoddard, 1941. 

Personal and business letters written to various members of the Newhall 
family of Philadelphia. 

1444. Willard Papers, 1730-1880. Approx. 100 items. Presented 

by Dr. De Forest Willard, 1946. 

Legal and land papers pertaining to the Willard family of Hartford County, 
Connecticut. Included is a journal of the Newington School, 1828. 



1445- William Hasell Wilson Family Papers, 1779-1900. Ap- 
prox. 40 items. Presented by Arthur Morton Wilson, 1932. 

Genealogical notes on the Wilson, Allston (Alston), and allied families of 
Charleston, South Carolina. 

1446. James Hamilton Papers, 1733-1783. Approx. 60 items. 

Deposited by the trustees of the estate of Henry Beckett, 
1908. 

Official papers of James Hamilton, deputy governor of Pennsylvania. They 
include his commissions as Prothonotary of the Court of Common Pleas of 
Philadelphia County, and bond for the same; private account book 1768— 
1782; cashbook, 1739-1757; letter book 1749-1783; daybook 1759— 1783; 
instructions from the proprietaries; miscellaneous papers regarding Penn- 
sylvania and the Penns; and some surveys. 
See Nos. 258 and 260. 

1 447. Butler Papers, 1 771-1900. Approx. 3,000 items. Presented 

by Owen J. Wister, 1947. 

Papers of Major Pierce Butler (1774-1822), his grandson Pierce (Mease) 
Butler ( 1 807-1 867), husband of Fanny Kemble, and other members of the 
Butler family, relating principally to their Georgia plantations, rice and 
cotton crops, and management of slaves. Included are the regular reports 
of the plantation managers. 

1448. Seymour Adelman Collection, 1787-1884. 12 items. Pre- 

sented by Seymour Adelman, 1947. 

Miscellaneous papers containing four letters, 1797-1800, from Rufus King 
to Major Lennox on assistance to American sailors stranded in England; 
a list of articles required to be sent to Algiers as tribute, 1799; journal of 
Benjamin Eakin, 1883-1884; short letters by Gen. W. H. Taylor, C. S. A., 
1836; Robert E. Lee, 1864; Millard Fillmore, 1836; and James Anderson, 
1849. The collection also contains prints by Felix O. C. Darley. 

1449. Apprentices Library Papers, 18 13-1845. 7 boxes, 23 vols. 

Presented by the Apprentices Library, 1947. 
The business papers of the first free circulating library in America, founded 
in 1820. The collection includes minute books of the Board of Managers, 
1834-1937, 7 vols.; minutes of the Committee on Attendance, 1830; minutes 
of the Committee for a Girls Library, 1 842-1 847; minutes of the Library 
Committee, 1858-1945; record book, 1820-1821; cash ledgers, 1925-1935; 
correspondence relating to the Library, bookplates, and miscellaneous 
papers pertaining to the Library. 



i45°- Richard Ashhurst Collection, i 704-1 874. Approx. 50 
items and 7 vols. Presented by Richard Ashhurst, 1947. 
Papers of the Ashhurst and Hazlehurst families of Philadelphia and Burling- 
ton County, N. J. The papers are mostly personal letters, diplomas, certifi- 
cates, etc., but include two letters from Alexander Hamilton, 1793, and a 
letter from Henry Clay, 18 16. The books comprise an account and memoran- 
dum book, 1 850-1 873, of the Clover Hill estate at Mount Holly purchased 
by Lewis K. Ashhurst in 1850; receipt book of Samuel Hazlehurst, 1830- 
1849; notes on sermons heard by L. K. Ashhurst, 1831-1835; private account 
book of Lewis K. Ashhurst, 1847-1874. 

145 1. Biddle-Craig Papers, 1779-1837. Approx. 800 items. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. Harold Paumgarten in memory of Jane 
Craig Biddle and Meta Craig Biddle, 1947. 

Correspondence centering mainly about Mrs. John Craig, mother of Mrs. 

Nicholas Biddle, containing material relative to the Biddle and Craig 

families. 

1452. Bonnaffon Papers. i vols. Purchased, 1947. 

Logbook of Edmund W. Bonnaffon, Paymaster, U. S. Navy, 1 896-1 897, 
describing life in Alaska, 1897. 

Register of allotments aboard the U. S. S. Massachusetts, 1903. 
Also included are a few invitations, clippings, and souvenirs of E. W. 
Bonnaffon, as well as two letters to Capt. Sylvester Bonnaffon, 3d, Pay- 
master, U. S. Army, 19 12. 

1453. Clarence C. Brinton Collection, 1917-1919. Approx. 200 

items. Presented by Clarence C. Brinton, 1947. 

Papers relating to the Four Minute Men of the World War, 1917-1918, an 
organization which provided men for theaters and other rallies to make short 
speeches on various designated topics concerning the war. They also partici- 
pated in the Liberty Loan campaigns. The collection comprises corre- 
spondence, 1918-1919, schedules, 1918-1919, notes on speeches and many 
printed releases dealing with local war activities. 

1454. Cadwalader Collection, i 630-1 900. Approx. 100,000 

items. Presented by the Cadwalader family at various 
times, the bulk of them in 1947. 

This collection, one of the Society's largest, is comprised mainly of the papers 
of various generations of the Cadwalader family and reflect their legal and 
military careers. The principal divisions are the papers of Gen. John Cad- 
walader (1742-1786), Phineas Bond (1749-18 15), Gen. Thomas Cadwalader 
(1779-1841), Judge John Cadwalader (1 805-1 879), Gen. George Cadwalader 



(1806-1879), Dr. Charles E. Cadwalader (1837-1907) and the Hon. John 
Cadwalader, Jr. (1843-1925). 

Among certain miscellaneous items not included in the above items are 
account books of John Moore, 1710-1717; John Kearsley, 1711-1720; John 
Cadwalader, 1711-1724; Patient Usher, 1737-1741; Dr. Phineas Bond, 
1758-1759, 1762-1769; and Dr. Thomas Cadwalader, 1767-1768. 
The papers of Gen. John Cadwalader include material on the Trenton- 
Princeton campaign; 9 letters of George Washington, 1776-1778; Cad- 
walader's memorandum book, 1776-1777; letters of Thomas Wharton; 
documents relating to the Cadwalader-Reed controversy; James McHenry 
letters, 1781 ; an Alexander Hamilton letter, 1783; revolutionary matters; 
family papers; papers of Cadwalader Evans, 1735, and Joseph Rose, 1737; 
and an account book, 1773. 

The correspondence of Gen. Thomas Cadwalader is broad in scope and 
embraces letters of many prominent persons. It is rich in family letters and 
contains material on the Port Folio, the Assembly, clubs, etc. Included are 
6 large letter books, 1812-1840. His military papers relate mainly to the 
War of 1812, covering the services of Philadelphia troops, August to 
December, 1814. In 1817 he took over the management of the Penn family 
affairs in America. Material collected by earlier agents was placed in his 
hands. This included many of William Penn's own files on the lower counties, 
as well as manuscripts collected later to substantiate Penn's claims. Many 
of the Penn family's original deeds relating to their interests in Pennsylvania 
are included here, as well as agreements for the Mason-Dixon surveys. The 
coverage of the Penn agency is very broad and fills 48 boxes. Included in it 
is voluminous correspondence of the Penns starting with Thomas Penn. 
Many drafts, surveys, and maps are in the collection. 

Another large category of Gen. Thomas Cadwalader's papers reflects his 
career as a lawyer. Richest of all the material preserved here are the George 
Croghan papers, 1744-1782, in 9 boxes. These papers deal with Croghan's 
life as Indian trader, Indian agent, and land speculator. They include a 
number of his journals and letters from Sir William Johnson, the Franklins, 
Gates, Gage, Monckton, Trent, the Whartons, Lord Dunmore and many 
soldiers and traders of the frontier. Many other cases dealing with the 
affairs of prominent persons and concerns of Gen. Cadwalader's times are 
included, notably those concerning the American Iron Company and the 
West Jersey Society. 

The 128 boxes of Judge John Cadwalader's papers relate principally to the 
law cases he handled prior to his elevation to the Bench. In addition, there 
is material of interest relating to President Buchanan. Present also are 23 of 
Judge Cadwalader's letter books, 1 830-1 859. 

Phineas Bond, the British Consul, is represented by 40 boxes containing 
much of biographical interest, revolutionary material primarily relating to 
the affairs of Judge William Moore of Moore Hall, as well as many law 
cases. Bond represented English concerns having interests in this country. 



Many of these cases he passed on to his nephew, Gen. Thomas Cadwalader. 
Gen. George Cadwalader's papers furnish information on military sub- 
jects, 1 834-1 865, are rich in militia affairs, include an entire box on the 
"Awful Riots of 1844," a day-by-day coverage of the Mexican War and 
much excellent Civil War material. His interests as a sportsman in yachting 
and duck shooting are well represented, as are his extensive farming and 
cattle-raising activities in Maryland. Business interests include papers 
relating to the Baltimore and Philadelphia Steamboat Company, 1840-1878; 
estate papers, many inherited from his father, Gen. Thomas Cadwalader; 
and railroad and mining interests. 

Dr. Charles E. Cadwalader's papers consist principally of extensive his- 
torical and genealogical notes on the Cadwalader and allied families, as well 
as photographs of family portraits, relatives, and family houses. 
This entry cancels number 1 1 1 in The Guide to The Manuscript Collections 
in The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

1455. Chew Papers. Approx. 250 items. Deposited by the Chew 

family, 1947. 
Papers relating to the boundary disputes between Pennsylvania, Maryland, 
and Delaware. Included are grants by both Penn and Baltimore; instruc- 
tions to their agents; minute books of the Commissioners for establishing 
the boundaries, 1739, 1750-1751, 1760-1766, 1767-1768; weekly account 
of the hands employed in running the Mason-Dixon line, 1767; and account 
book of the Commissioners, 1764-1765. 

1456. Civil War Papers. Approx. 500 items. Presented. 

A miscellaneous collection containing letters of Confederate soldiers, 1 box; 
U. S. Army papers, 2 boxes; papers of the 88th Pennsylvania Veterans 
Volunteer Association, 1 box; papers of the Commission for the Relief of 
Philadelphia Volunteers, 1 box. 

1457. Ephraim Clark Collection, 1779-1886. 100 items and 17 

vols. Presented by Miss Bertha Clark, 1948. 
Correspondence, legal papers, and account books of a Philadelphia real 
estate agent. A few early items relate to Bedford County. 

1458. Coles Collection, 1762-1887. Approx. 600 items. Presented. 

by Oliver W. Robbins, 1948. 

Letters, documents, and business papers of Edward Coles (1786-1868), 
abolitionist, and second governor of Illinois. Included are letters to and 
from Coles, 1810-1868, containing information on the War of 1812, on 
Washington during Madison's administration (Coles was secretary to 
Madison), on Coles' business activities, 1833-1868; an autobiographical 
sketch; and account books, 1818-1869. Most of the letters are from members 
of Coles' family. There is little material on Coles' life in Illinois. 



1459- George Croghan Papers, 1754-1808. Approx. 200 items. 
Presented by the University of Pennsylvania Library, 1947. 
Photostats and typescripts of letters and documents relating to Croghan's 
work with the Indians. 

1460. Dallas Papers, 1791-1880. Approx. 1,400 items. Purchased, 

1947. 
Correspondence of Alexander James Dallas, 180 items; and of his son, 
George Mifflin Dallas. Included among the latter's papers are 250 letters to 
his wife, 1831-1857; some 200 letters from his wife and their children; the 
manuscript of the life he wrote of his father; and over 750 letters received 
by him between 18 13 and 1864. 

1461. Franklin Spencer Edmonds Collection. Approx. 60 items. 

Presented by Mrs. Franklin Spencer Edmonds, 1947. 
Papers of Franklin Spencer Edmonds (1874-1945), lawyer, educator, 
author, containing an essay on "Progressive Education in the Nineteenth 
Century," and correspondence and notes relative to his papers on Albert 
H. Smythe, George Davidson (1825-1911), and John G. Johnson, and 
material gathered for a life of Gen. U. S. Grant (published in Philadelphia, 
1915). 

1462. Sydney George Fisher Diaries, 1 834-1 870. 65 vols. Pre- 

sented by R. Sturgis Ingersoll, 1948. 
This voluminous record presents a valuable picture of Philadelphia social 
life and of the political problems of the times. Many unusually intimate side 
lights are given of the lives of Philadelphia's prominent citizens. Also in- 
cluded are diaries kept by Fisher while at his Maryland farm. 

1463. Fort Necessity Papers, 1932-1943. Approx. 200 items. Gift 

of Mrs. Evelyn Benson and Miss Perie Abraham, 1946. 

Notes, pamphlets, letters and plans relating to efforts to make Fort Neces- 
sity a national monument. 

1464. George L. Harrison Collection. 7 vols. Presented by 

George L. Harrison, 1946. 

This collection consists of four volumes entitled "Memories of Sixty Years," 
written by George L. Harrison (1874- ), civic leader and sportsman, and 
three volumes of "Extracts from the Journal of Edward Wain." The first- 
mentioned work is autobiographical in nature and deals mainly with hunting 
and shooting in western America, Canada, Mexico, Africa and Scotland. 
The journal of Edward Wain presents a lively picture of the life of a well- 
to-do man who was interested in politics and country life, 1861-1887. 



1465. Henry J. P. Hobbs Collection, i 937-1 946. Approx. 300 

items. Presented by Henry J. P. Hobbs, 1947. 

Pamphlets, letters, notes, etc., showing the activities of a civilian in England 
during World War II and the years immediately before and after. 

1466. Joseph F. A. Jackson Papers. Approx. 1,000 items. Pre- 

sented by Mrs. Joseph F. A. Jackson, 1947. 

Manuscripts of articles and books, published and unpublished, by Joseph 
F. A. Jackson (1868-1946), prominent Philadelphia historian. Also included 
are family letters and papers. 

1467. Martha Morris Laurence Collection, 1684-1759. 100 

items. Deposited. 

Correspondence and business papers mainly of Thomas Laurence, (1689— 
1754), a prominent merchant, Mayor of Philadelphia. 

1468. Lumberman's Exchange Papers, 1 886-1905. 5 vols. Pur- 

chased by the Library Fund, 1947. 
Papers of a local business association containing a scrapbook of social 
events, 1886-1905, minute books, 1887-1891, 1893-1894, as well as the 
minute book, 1 893-1 894, of the Retail Lumber Merchants' Protective Asso- 
ciation, an organization formed to combat price cutting in the lumber trade. 

1469. Lycoming Mining Co. Papers, 1891-1938. 16 vols. Presented 

by William W. Smith, 1947. 
Minute books, 1891-1938; ledgers, 1892-1938; letter books, 1893-1938, of 
a company owning mineral rights in Lycoming County, Pa. 

1 470. John Hill Martin Papers, 1859-1886. Approx. 200 items. 

Presented. 
Correspondence relating to John Hill Martin's history of Chester and to his 
historical sketches of Bethlehem, Pa. See also item 1308 in the Supplement 
to the Guide to the Manuscript Collection in The Historical Society of Penn- 
sylvania, 1944. 

1471. Midland Mining Co. Papers, 1 880-1939. 19 vols. Presented 

by William W. Smith, 1947. 
Letter press books, 1880-1939; geological reports, 1880-1895; and stock 
ledger and day book, 1892-1931, of a coal mining company located in 
Clinton and Centre Counties. 



1472. Stephen H. Noyes Papers, 1916-1925. Approx. 300 items. 

Presented by Stephen B. Leece, 1947. 
Letters, orders, maps, photographs and instruction books showing the life 
of an aviator in the World War, 1917-1918. Capt. Noyes (1881-1932) was 
awarded the Croix de Guerre and the Distinguished Service Cross. 

1473. Pennsylvania National Guard, 2oth Regiment, 1877. 

1 vols. Purchased by the Library Fund, 1947. 
Orders, letters, and muster rolls of the 20th Regiment, P. N. G., Col. S. 
Bonnaffon, Jr., commanding, on strike duty at Wilkes-Barre, Pa., July 29- 
September 19, 1877. 

1 474. Philadelphia Board of Port Wardens, 1 881-1908. Approx. 

400 items. Presented, 1947. 
Letters, reports, etc., of the administrative body responsible for the Port of 
Philadelphia. Includes anchorage regulations and anchorages, harbor lines, 
harbor defense, depth of water in harbor, docks and wharves, obstructions 
in the river, etc. 

1475. Philadelphia City and County Records Survey, 1938. 

16 boxes. Deposited, 1947. 
List of the records in the various offices of the City and County of Philadel- 
phia prepared by the Works Progress Administration, 1938. 

1476. Philadelphia Garden Club Papers, 1904-1910. 5 vols. 

Deposited by the Club, April 6, 1925. 

Charter, reports of meetings, correspondence of and papers read before a 
Philadelphia women's club, chartered in 1907, for the purpose of promoting 
an interest in gardens. 

1477. Ringgold Brass Band Papers. Approx. 1 50 items. Purchased 

by the Dreer Fund, 1941. 
Musical scores used by a local band about 1 870-1 880. 

1478. St. Davids Church Records, 1705-1921. Deposited by the 

Vestry of the Church, 1947. 
Parish records, 1705-1805; record book, 1820-1894; Rector's record, 1833— 
1900; minute book, 1 894-1921; and correspondence, 1734-1905, of the 
historic Episcopal church at Radnor. 



1479- Stage Door Canteen Papers, i 942-1 946. Approx. 2,500 
items. Presented, 1947. 
Correspondence, work sheets, canteen operation, guest books, business 
books, etc., of the Philadelphia branch of the American Theater Wing of 
the United Service Organizations. 

1480. Swift Family Papers, 1716-1857. Approx. 400 items. Pre- 

sented. 
Family and business papers of a Philadelphia and Bucks County family. 
Most of the letters are personal, but some show business conditions in the 
West Indies, 1 820-1 850. See also item 286 in The Guide to the Manuscript 
Collections in The Historical Society of Pennsylvania. 

1481. United Nations Papers, 1945-1946. Approx. 100 items. Pre- 

sented by Dr. John G. Herndon, 1947. 
Papers relating to the efforts to have Philadelphia made the capital of the 
United Nations. 

1482. United States Centennial Commission Papers, 1872. 

1 vol. Presented. 

Letters of the Executive Commission; copies of letters written by W. P. 
Blake dealing mainly with the proposed sale of stock in the Exhibition of 
1876. 

1483. Wheatley Dramatic Association Papers, 1 860-1921. 

4 vols. Presented by Arthur H. Hulfish, 1941. 
Programs, clippings, etc., of a Philadelphia amateur theater group, organ- 
ized in i860, and disbanded in 1880. Some subsequent material shows the 
continuing interest of E. S. Hulfish in the theater. 

1484. L. H. Alden and Company Collection, 1829, 1 848-1 883. 

75 vols. Purchased, 1949. 
These records of a leather-tanning company located at Aldenville, Wayne 
County, Pa., which cover the life of a one-industry town from 1850 to 1880, 
include store records, wage contracts and payments, factory accounts, grist 
mill accounts, etc. There are a few records, 1829, of the library at Windham, 
N. Y. 

1485. Baldwin Locomotive Works Papers, 1834-1868. 175 vols. 

Deposited by the Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1946. 
This company, founded by Matthias W. Baldwin in 1831, and located in 
Philadelphia until 1926, is now in Eddystone, Pa. Included in these papers 
are letter books, 1 842-1 866; letter book of Matthias W. Baldwin, 1 837-1 839; 



letter books of the New York office, 1 865-1 867; letter book of Gilead A. 
Smith, New York office, 1861-1865; letter press book of Matthias W. Bald- 
win, 1834-1841; day books, 1 835-1 866; journals, 1839-1867; ledgers, 1839- 
1867; cash books, 1 839-1 867; receipt book, 1 849-1 854; loans ledger, 1866- 
1868; apprentices books, 1854- 1868; charge books, 1 846-1 849, 1 853-1 867; 
charge book for shop work, 1 858-1 859; orders book, 1 853-1 858; goods 
received book, 1855; extra orders book, 1854-1869; specifications' books, 
1 836-1 843; John Gulliver's American Systematic Beneficial Society, 1856- 
1858. The books cover every activity of the firm for the first thirty-five years 
of its existence. 

i486. Thomas P. Cope Collection, c. 1800-1925. 475 vols. Pre- 
sented by E. W. Evans, 1949. 
Business records, in a variety of forms, kept by Thomas P. Cope and Sons, 
Cope Brothers, Philadelphia Steam Tow Boat Company, and associated 
business firms; shipping business predominates. There are numerous letter 
books and a few miscellaneous items, including memorandum books, estate 
and family accounts. 

1487. Rosengarten Collection, 1818-1853. 20,000 items. Pre- 
sented by G. D. Rosengarten, 1948. 
Business papers of the firm of Rosengarten and Denis, Philadelphia chem- 
ists. Also contains some correspondence in English and German with family 
and friends. 

[488. Grubb Papers, 1834-1869. 1,000 items. Presented by Mrs. 
William S. Morris, 1949. 
Contains papers relating to the St. Charles Furnace, 1 854-1 861 ; Henry Clay 
Furnace, 1 852-1 853; Manada Furnace, 1 837-1 862; and Chestnut Hill ore 
bank, 1 851-1865. Also included are Union Canal boat permits, 1 849-1 850, 
and the correspondence of Clement B. and Edward B. Grubb,' 1 834-1 869! 

489. Peter Hahn Papers, 1 802-1 834. 75 items. Presented by the 

College of Physicians, 1948. 
Legal and business papers, 1 802-1 834, of Peter Hahn, Philadelphia mer- 
chant. Included are letters from New York and Liverpool telling of business 
conditions in 1829, and a few plans of properties. See also item 734. 

490. Griffith Manuscripts, i 837-1 853. 150 items. 

This collection contains correspondence, 1 837-1 853, addressed to Joseph 
D. Murray, postmaster at New Hope, Pa., and to his son Thomas. The 
letters deal with business affairs, particularly the lumber trade. Included 
also are about 100 bills of lading of the Lehigh Coal and Navigation Com 
pany, White Haven, 1838. 



I49 1 - Great Britain: Board of Commissioners for Trade and 
Plantations, 1771-1772. 10 items, photostat. 

These manuscripts, entitled "Imports Into and Exports From the Several 
Ports in North America," list the quantities of different commodities shipped 
by and into various American ports. 

1492. Charles D. Barney and Company, i 933-1934. 100 items. 

Form letters sent out by a New York stock brokerage firm advising investors 
and commenting on political and market trends. 

1493. Alexander Lardner Account Books, 1 830-1 847. 9 vols. 

Accounts of a Philadelphia stock broker. 

1494. Yeates-Burd Collection, 1733-1894. 1,000 items. Presented 

by Mrs. T. Duncan Whelen. 

Business and social correspondence, financial accounts, and miscellaneous 
papers of the Yeates, Burd, and allied families. 

1495. Point No Point Land Title Papers, 1726-1873. 50 items. 

Deeds and briefs of title to land situated at Point No Point in the 45th 
Ward, Philadelphia. 

1496. Queens County, New York, Loan Office Record Book, 

1770-1778. 1 vol. 

Records of loans on real estate. 

1497. Briefs of Title, 1 820-1900. 1,000 items, 8 vols., 2 indexes. 

Presented by Cornelius Stevenson, 1921. 

A collection of papers tracing the titles of various pieces of real estate in 
Philadelphia, 1 820-1900. 

1498. Howell-Harmstead Collection, 1671-1828. 75 items. Pre- 

sented by John Howell and John S. Harmstead, 1948. 
Deeds, orders for surveys, etc., originating in the Fairman family of Phila- 
delphia. Many of the orders for surveys are signed by Thomas Holme. 

1499. Waldron J. Cheyney Papers, i 853-1906. 56 items and 1 box. 

Purchased, 1948. 
Waldron J. Cheyney (1 831-1906) served as Secretary of the Board of 
Awards, Centennial Exposition. He was also interested in lands in New- 
Jersey and in mining ventures in Georgia and California. These papers deal 
mainly with the California mines. 



1500. Thomas I. and Henry Wharton Papers, 1 825-1 875. 20,000 

items. Presented by the Wharton family, 1946. 

Legal papers and correspondence of Thomas I. Wharton (1791-1856) and 
Henry Wharton (1 827-1 880), Philadelphia attorneys. Also contains miscel- 
laneous memorandum books and documents. 

1501. Lucien H. Alexander Papers, 1899-1911. 300 items. Pre- 

sented by Dr. John Alexander and Miss Helen Alexander 
through the Clements Library, 1937. 

The papers of a controversy between Lucien H. Alexander (b. 1866), Phila- 
delphia lawyer and member of :he James Wilson Memorial Committee, and 
Burton Alva Konkle (1861-1944), historian and secretary of the Committee 
which originated the idea of bringing the remains of James Wilson from 
North Carolina to Philadelphia in 1906. There is also material on an attempt 
by Mr. Alexander to publish a commemorative volume. 

1502. Isaac Fox, i 863-1 869. 50 items and 3 vols. Presented. 

This collection contains the diaries, 1 863-1 864, of Sergeant Isaac Fox, 
Company F, 114th Pennsylvania Volunteers, who was killed before Peters- 
burg, Va., April 2, 1865. Also included are letters written to his family by 
Sergeant Fox, 1 862-1 865; the discharges of his brothers Charles and William; 
a poem upon the death of Sergeant Fox; two Civil War song sheets and a 
copy of a Southern song. 

1503. John Irwin Diaries, 1 863-1 865. 3 vols. Presented by Mrs. 

J. P. Orlady, 1948. 

These diaries, January 1, 1863, to August 6, 1865, of Lieutenant Colonel 
John Irwin of the 149th Pennsylvania Volunteers, tell of his experiences in 
most of the battles of the Army of the Potomac from Chancellorsville to 
Petersburg. 

1504. Mrs. Henry S. Dotterer Collection, c. 1900. 20 items. 

Presented by Mrs. Henry S. Dotterer, 1947. 
Notes and a few manuscripts of papers written by Henry S. Dotterer (1841- 
1903), pertaining to the Pennsylvania Germans, the Reformed Church, and 
Montgomery County, Pa. 

1505. Horace Binney Papers, ii vols. Presented by Horace Bin- 

ney Montgomery, 1949. 
Includes a journal kept by Horace Binney (1780-1875), American lawyer 
and legal writer, on a trip to Europe, 1 836-1 837, 7 vols.; a commonplace 
book written by Binney for his daughter, Susan, dated October 23, 1858, 
1 vol.; and the Autobiography of Horace Binney y 1780-1868, 2 vols.; together 
with essays by Horace Binney and some notes on the Binney family. 



1506. Henry F. Pommer Collection, 1 800-1900. 100 items. 

Presented. 

Contains business papers, legal records, and memoranda relating to the 
Pommer family. 

1507. Pleasants Manuscripts, 1 689-1 843. 100 items. Presented. 

This collection is comprised mainly of deeds and agreements to sell lands in 
western Pennsylvania to Samuel Pleasants (1737-1807), Charles Pleasants 
(1772-1827), and Charles E. Pleasants (1 808-1 866). Included are a few 
letters written to Charles E. Pleasants concerning a law suit with a Colonel 
Love of Tennessee. 

1508. Henry Pleasants, Jr., Collection, 1693-1825. 125 items. 

Presented by Dr. and Mrs. Henry Pleasants, Jr., Henry 
Pleasants, 3d, William Wilkins Pleasants, Howard Spencer 
Pleasants, Richard Rundle Pleasants, Mrs. Nathaniel 
Bowditch, Dallas Franklin Pleasants, Ann Franklin Pleas- 
ants, 1948. 
Contains Captain Thomas Mason's (1736-1796) account of a voyage to 
Europe to secure arms for the colonies, 177 5-1776, and papers relating to his 
disputes, 1776-1784, with Robert Morris and Jacob Winey, his partners, 
over the proceeds of the voyage. Four letters, 1775— 1783, written by Thomas 
Shirley of London give the viewpoint of a moderate Englishman on the 
American Revolution. The collection includes also 3 commonplace books, 
1789-1816, of Israel Pleasants, containing notes on insurance and other 
mercantile enterprises, and miscellaneous manuscripts of Thomas and John 
Mason, 1 693-1 825. 

1509. Meredith Papers, 1760-1888. 50,000 items and 150 vols. 

Presented by Samuel W. Woodhouse, 1940. 

This collection covers the activities of four generations of a branch of the 
Meredith family, founded in the United States by Jonathan Meredith 
(1740-1811), wealthy leather manufacturer and exporter. Among other 
members and members of allied families and associates of note in the collec- 
tion are: David Meredith {b. 1771), who inherited and lost the bulk of his 
father's fortune; William Meredith (1772-1844), Philadelphia lawyer and 
banker; Gertrude Gouverneur (Ogden) Meredith (1777-1828), wife of Wil- 
liam Meredith, who was active in the Tuesday Club, 1 801-18 12, a coterie of 
Philadelphia wits; William M. Meredith (1799-1873), noted lawyer and 
politician, Secretary of the United States Treasury, 1849-1850; Sullivan 
Amory Meredith (1816-1874), soldier and general in the Civil War; David 
B. Ogden (1775-1849), noted lawyer and Federalist; Joseph Dennie (1768- 
1812), called "The American Addison," founder and editor of The Port Folio. 






The correspondence, 1765—1888, has for its main subjects: politics, law, 
legislation, war, banking, land, society, and the arts. Among the important 
names and topics in the correspondence not already mentioned: Governor 
A. G. Curtin, Zachary Taylor, Commodore Charles Stewart, Dr. James 
Abercrombie, Hamilton-Burr Duel, Federalist Party, War of 1812, Civil 
War, French Revolution, Negro insurrection and slavery. The bound 
volumes include: Joseph Anthony's account, bank, and memorandum books, 
1760-1787; Baker and Ferrand's receipt book, 1812-1824; Baltimore Mail 
Coach Book, 1823-1824; John Dubarry's receipt book, 1806-1815; Haw- 
thorne and Kerr, merchants, account books, 1793-1801, and letter books, 
1785-1799; Thomas Hawthorne's invoice book, 1805-1807; James Haw- 
thorne's waste book, 1793-1797; David Meredith's letter book, 1806-1816, 
account books, 1787-1790, bank books, 1808-1818; Jonathan Meredith's 
50 account books, 1772-1804, letter book, 1799-1811; William Meredith's 
court books, 1797-1828, 20 letter books, 1798-1836; William M. Meredith's 
court book, 1814-1832, account book and memo, 1818-1821, memorandum 
book, 1800-1813, diary, 1817-1825; William Morris Meredith's letter and 
commonplace book, 1 864-1 865. 

Among the other account books are those of R. Littlewood, J. Lupton, 
Justin Smith, McCarney and Sterrit, Stockton and Howell. There are 1 1 
boxes of accounts, 1760-1884, including some accounts of The Port Folio. 
There are 65 boxes of miscellaneous legal material, including some material 
on the famous Stephen Girard case, correspondence, abstracts, briefs, resolu- 
tions and wills, deeds, mortgages, leases, court summonses, jury lists, etc. 
There are 10 boxes of estate papers, including the family names of Anthony, 
Bond, Carey, Morris, Ogden, Robinson, Stockton, Wescott and Wurts; 
business pertaining to lands, c. 1780-1840, chiefly located in Pennsylvania, 
but also a few referring to Virginia, New Jersey, and New York; the holdings 
on shipping include records of voyages, correspondence, cargoes, prices cur- 
rent, insurance and other legal papers, and various business statements. 
The collection also contains limited amounts of material on a variety of 
subjects, including banks, canals, railroads, coal, charities, prisons, educa- 
tion, poetry, theatres, clubs, and societies. 

1 510. William Smith Papers, 1 690-1 869. 6 vols. Deposited by Dr. 
John H. Brinton. 

Manuscripts and printed writings of the Rev. William Smith, D. D. (1727- 
1803), American clergyman and educator, first provost of the University of 
Pennsylvania. Many pamphlets and newspaper articles on politics, educa- 
tion, religion and other subjects are included, as well as letters, 1759-1829, 
and the Thomas Penn-Richard Peters-William Smith correspondence, 1753— 
1791. The collection also contains diplomas and clerical licenses of Dr. 
Smith; the original draft of a diploma granted George Washington; a 
memoir of Dr. Smith by C. J. Stille; and the minute book of the German 
Free School, 1755. 



151 1. James Trimble Papers, 1791-1833. 32 items. 

James Trimble (1755— 1836) was the first Deputy Secretary of the Common- 
wealth of Pennsylvania, serving from 1777 to 1836. These papers include his 
commissions as Deputy Secretary, 1791— 1833; a few personal papers and 
family letters; and a plan of the town of Shenango, 1808. See also item 670. 

1 512. John Martin Broomall Correspondence, 1 867-1 868. 300 

items. Purchased, 1948. 

Letters taken from a book of John Martin Broomall (18 16-1894), Represent- 
ative in Congress from Delaware County, Pa., 1 863-1 869. Most of the cor- 
respondence deals with the routine work of a Congressman, but some letters 
concerning conditions in the southern states during Reconstruction are in- 
cluded. 

1 513. Alban W. Hoopes Collection, 1 808-1948. 300 items. Pre- 

sented by Alban W. Hoopes, 1 947-1 948. 

A collection of the family papers of Alban W. Hoopes (1904- ), teacher 
and author of articles on the history of the American Indians. It includes 
typescripts of articles and book reviews, as well as family and business 
letters, 1 939-1 948. Some business and personal papers, 1 860-1905, of 
Azariah Hoopes, Philadelphia businessman, are in the collection. 

1 514. Louisa, Caroline, and Elizabeth Gratz Estate, 1825- 

1891. 50 items. Presented. 
These papers relate to their real estate and personal property, and contain 
some correspondence on Judaism and the Mikveh Israel Synagogue. 

1 51 5. A. Lewis Smith Papers, 1 846-1913. 115 items. Purchased. 

Correspondence of A. Lewis Smith (1831-1914)^ prominent attorney, which 
covers his activities as the first president of the Delaware County Historical 
Society and as a member of Alumni Society of the University of Pennsyl- 
vania. There are also a few personal letters. 

1516. Cresson Papers, 1828-1920. 5,000 items. Purchased, 1948. 

Business and social correspondence of Caleb Cresson {b. 1839), William 
Penn Cresson (1 8 14-1 892), Francis Macomb Cresson {b. 1867), George Vaux 
Cresson (1836-1908), and other members of the Cresson family of Phila- 
delphia; accounts and other papers relative to St. Philip's Church and the 
Church of the Epiphany, Philadelphia; St. Paul's Church, Oaks, Pa.; and 
churches at Claymont and in Brandywine Hundred, Del., are included. The 
collection also contains several boxes of miscellaneous family photographs, 
mementos, etc. 

1517. St. Andrews Church Papers, 1800-1905. 1,000 items. 

Correspondence and bills, 1 831-1902; miscellaneous legal papers, including 
many deeds of the church; scrapbook and journal of the Rev. E. D. Saunders 



(1808-1872), with some records of his military school, 1852-1870, in West 
Philadelphia. 

1 51 8. First Reformed Dutch Church Records. 500 items. Pur- 

chased, 1948. 
These records contain the minutes of the Sabbath School Association, 1859- 
1885, 1 vols., and minutes of the Sunday School, 1845—1856, 1861-1863 
(the first are the minutes of the organization of officers and teachers in the 
Sunday School; the second contain records of the numbers attending and 
other notes on the services); Sunday School receiving books, 1 844-1 862, 
containing names and addresses of the pupils, and frequently noting the 
name and occupation of the father; Young Peoples Missionary Society 
minutes, 1883-1885; list of girl pupils, no date; superintendent's attendance 
records and Sunday School minute book, 1 872-1 873; miscellaneous orders, 
bills, and receipts, 1877—1895, for the upkeep of the church, etc.; Crown 
Street Sabbath School Missionary Society minutes, 1 838-1 842; accounts, 
1 837-1 849. 

1 519. Mrs. Horace H. Burrell Collection, 1 928-1943. 100 

items. Presented. 

This collection contains letters, notes, and pamphlets, gathered in prepara- 
tion for an address on the history of the American flag. Some material on the 
flags and seals of the original thirteen states is also included. 

1520. R. Laird McCormic Diaries, i 859-1 866. 5 vols. Presented 

by W. L. McCormick, 1948. 

These diaries were begun by R. Laird McCormic in 1859, when he was 
twelve years of age. Although fragmentary for the period 1859-1862, the 
life of a boy in Clinton County, Pa., is well depicted. The last volume covers 
the years 1 865-1 866, and describes the activities of Saunders Institute, a 
boys' school in Philadelphia, and of other schools in the state. 

1 521. Nazareth Hall School for Boys Account Books, 1786— 

1850. 113 vols. Purchased by the Dreer Fund, 1948. 

This collection shows the income and expenses of a well-known school for 
boys, founded in 1755, and conducted by the Moravians. Among the vol- 
umes are the general account books, 1786-1846; cash books, 1788-1845; 
journals, 1799-1820; waste book, 1788-1796; pay book, 1 823-1 850. The 
collection also contains items of a more unusual type: linen-mending book, 
1839-1848; pocket money for students, 1 827-1 841; clothing repairs, 1840- 
1850; clothing and washing, wash-house book, 1841-1848. The remainder of 
the collection consists of rosters of pupils, 1814-1819; private lessons, 1832- 
1842; annuities, pensions, and salaries, 1799-1853; quarterly disbursements, 
1793-18 10; Inspectresses' house store books, 1 839-1 844; bills and drafts, 
1822-1829. 



1522. Friends Library Association of West Chester. 150 items. 

Purchased, 1946. 
Bills and receipts for books purchased and services rendered, 1 880-1 896. 

1523. Indian Rights Association, 1 883-1937. 25,000 items. Pre- 

sented by the Indian Rights Association. 

The Indian Rights Association was formed in 1882 in Philadelphia with the 
object of producing such public feeling and Congressional action as to secure 
civil rights and education for the Indians, and eventually to bring about their 
admission as citizens. These papers which include correspondence, 1883— 
1937, letter books, 1 886-1932, and many of the financial records of the 
organization, show the sufferings of and injustices done to the various tribes, 
the efforts to relieve them, and the gradual change in the attitude of the 
white men toward the Indians. See also the Herbert Welsh Collection, 
item 702. 

1524. Lotus Club Minute Book, 1 873-1 879. 1 vol. Purchased, 

1948. 

Minutes of a social and political club, which became the Union Republican 
Club of the 19th Ward, Philadelphia, in 1878. 

1525. Malta Boat Club Papers, 1870-1912. 3,000 items. Pur- 

chased, 1948. 
The papers of a Philadelphia athletic and social club founded in 1870. The 
collection includes financial accounts, correspondence, and miscellaneous 
papers, together with a series of lectures on banking. 

1526. Ocean City Fishing Club Minute Books, 1913-1928. 

4 vols. Presented by Dr. W. M. Miller, 1946. 

Records of a club, established in 1913, devoted to salt water angling. See 
also item 756. 

1527. Isaac Franks Account Book, 1819-1824. 1 vol. 

Colonel Isaac Franks {d. March 3, 1822) served as prothonotary of the 
Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, 1819-1822. This book lists the sums owed 
him by various lawyers for services rendered in his official capacity, some 
of which were paid after his death. 

1528. George V. Z. Long Collection, 1918-1919. 3 items. De- 

posited by George V. Z. Long, 1936. 
A diary telling of the experiences of George V. Z. Long as Y.M.C.A. secre- 
tary with the 89th Division, A.E.F., in France, 1918; and two letters praising 
Mr. Long's efforts. 



1529. John Welsh Collection, 1 837-1 878. 1,500 items. Presented 

by Edward Lowber Stokes, 1946. 

Correspondence of John Welsh (1805-1886), Philadelphia philanthropist, 
covering his service as Ambassador to England, 1 877-1 879, and as President 
of the Centennial Exposition in 1876. There is some correspondence of John 
Welsh, Jr. 

1530. Paschall Collection, 1705-1770. 6 vols. Presented by 

Ellison J. Morris, 1944. 
The commonplace book of John Paschall consisting mainly of notes from 
the alchemic and philosophical writings of Thomas Vaughan (1622-1666); 
iron account book, of Stephen Paschall, 173 5-1756; malt and barley book of 
Thomas Paschall, 1705-1711, 1713-1728. 

1 53 1. Willing Papers, 1761-1866. 1,000 items. Presented by 

Horace Hare, 1947. 
The papers of a family long known in Philadelphia. The collection includes 
papers of Thomas Willing (1731-1821), Philadelphia lawyer, merchant, and 
partner of Robert Morris. Some papers in this group are of Revolutionary 
War interest, especially Willing's own statement of his part in transmitting 
General Howe's peace offer to Congress in 1778. The collection also contains 
correspondence and personal papers of Richard Willing (1775-1858), Dr. 
Charles Willing (1806-1887), and of other members of the Willing family. 
Some correspondence of the Cramond family, 18 16-1839, and of the Rev. 
Nicholas Powers Tillinghast, 1 837-1 866, is also included. 

1532. Dudley Papers, 1854-1911. 2,000 items. Purchased by the 

Mifflin Fund, 1948. 
Correspondence and legal papers of Thomas H. Dudley (1819—1893), Ed- 
ward Dudley {b. 1849), and Israel Roberts (b. 1858), Camden, N. J., 
attorneys. 

1533. Oxford Horse Company, i vol. Presented by Francis R. 

Taylor, 1948. 

Minute book, 1854-1916, of a company organized to apprehend horse 
thieves. See also item 1334. 

1534. World War II Collection, i 939-1 945. 30,000 items. Pre- 

sented. 
Reports of various governmental agencies, such as OPA, USO, OWI, 
related and independent agencies; committee publications on defense; 
broadsides; posters and other forms of propaganda and publicity; speeches 
by representatives of private institutions and governmental groups; informa- 



tion on international forces and procedures, civilian control measures, 
scientific developments, uniforms and services, postwar activities, related 
militant influences and organizations. 

1535. A. Margaretta Archambault Collection, 1 876-1945. 

1,000 items. Presented by Miss A. M. Archambault, 1946. 

Personal correspondence of A. Margaretta Archambault, American portrait 
painter, miniaturist, and author. See also item 11. 

1536. Septimus Winner Collection, i 845-1 902. 41 vols. Pre- 

sented by Charles Eugene and Donald Claghorn, 1946. 
Diaries, letters, and music notebooks of Septimus Winner (1 827-1902), 
American composer. Original manuscript of Listen to the Mocking Bird; 
catalogue of music for piano and organ, 1894; music for violin; Hannah 
Winner's illustrated volume of songs with music by Alice Hawthorne, a 
pseudomym of Septimus Winner. 

1537. Anne Hollingsworth Wharton Papers, 1 852-1926. 80,000 

items. Presented by Anne Hollingsworth Wharton. 

This collection includes many manuscript writings and historical notes of 
Anne Hollingsworth Wharton (1 845-1928), American author, widely known 
for her books on colonial customs and society. It contains a considerable 
amount of biographical material, reproductions of portraits, and newspaper 
articles on persons and places of the colonial period. 

1538. Nicholas Biddle. 500 pages. Presented by Nicholas Biddle 

and Charles J. Biddle, 1948. 
The unpublished manuscript of a life of Nicholas Biddle (1786-1844), writ- 
ten by Burton Alva Konkle in 1928. 

1539. William M. Bunting Manuscript, i vol. Presented. 

Typed manuscript of a "novel," Sowing and Reaping, the scene of which is 
laid in Philadelphia about 1880. 

1540. Collection of Business, Professional, and Personal 

Account Books, 1734-1936. 150 vols. Records of miscel- 
laneous business enterprises: 

William A. Armstrong, Philadelphia stone contractor, account book, 1867— 

1875. 

Arthur and Hughes, Philadelphia commission merchants, letter book, 1865- 

1867; with Holbrook and Hughes, 1 863-1 866. 

Baker, Pennell and Blanchard and Marsh, Media, Pa., merchants, account 

book, 1 844-1 858. 

S. Morris and Isaac L. Bartram, Philadelphia and Delaware County cloth 

merchants, receipts, 1 866-1 870; farm diary and accounts, 1 879-1 888. 



Amos W. Bertolet, Norristown, Pa., liquor merchant, account book, 1839- 

1861. 

S. A. Black, Philadelphia building contractor, Mrs. E. C. Black, and the 

Misses Black, Bryn Mawr, personal accounts, receipt book, 1856-1920; 

ledger, 1 873-1 890. 

John Bonsall, Philadelphia real estate conveyancer, daybook, 181 5-183 1. 

Thomas Borbridge and Company, Philadelphia, 1 821-1829, and Borbridge 

and James Donley, 1 822-1 829, receipt book. 

H. Burr, Vincentown, N. J., general store, daybook, 1 835-1 839. 

John and Peter Chevalier, Philadelphia and China merchants of rugs, 

blankets, dry goods and general merchandise, daybook, 1760-1766. 

Clark and Raser, Philadelphia printers and book sellers, ledgers, sales books, 

order books, cash books, bill books, etc., 1817-1840, 14 vols. 

William Clarkson, Philadelphia general merchandise, ledger, 1767-1791. 

Mary Coates, Philadelphia, personal receipt book, 1760-1770. 

Lemuel S. Connelly, Philadelphia ship captain, cash book, 1 851-1858. 

Daniel W. Coxe, Bloomsbury, now part of Trenton, N. J., merchant, account 

books, 1815-1849; Bloomsbury Mill, sale of lots, 1815-1836; cash book, 

1816-1836; receipt book, 1821-1849; Mrs. Daniel W. Coxe, cash book and 

medicinal recipes, 18 17-1832. 

Albert Cummings, Philadelphia undertaker, account books, 1891-1931, 

5 vols. 

Augustus F. Daix, Jr., Philadelphia attorney, letter press book, 1907-1909. 

Dobbins Soap Manufacturing Company, Camden, N. J., minute book, 1892- 

1936; appraisal book, 1929. 

William and Thomas Evans, Philadelphia publishers, receipt book, 1836- 

1857. 

William Evans, Philadelphia druggist, receipt book, 1 828-1 840; receipt 

book, 1840-1850; receipt book, 18 18-1828; Thomas Evans and Company, 

1 836-1 841; Jonathan Evans, 1 839-1 841 ; William Evans, 1 851-1868. 

Everett, Hicks, and Caldwell, Philadelphia merchants, receipt book, 1858- 

1861. 

John and Jacob Fitzwater, Fitzwatertown, Pa., lime-makers and general 
store, daybooks, ledger, diary and mathematics book, 18 13-1860, 5 vols. 

Richard T. Footman, Savannah, Ga., general merchandise, letter book, 
1791-1793. 

F. W. Frazier, Philadelphia real estate, account book, 1 842-1 850. 

Nalbro Frazier, Philadelphia insurance, cash book, 1805-18 11. 

Henry Green, expense book, 1859-1860; daybook, 1 885—1887- 

Joshua Haines, Philadelphia importer, account book, 1796. 

John Hill and Samuel Hill, Philadelphia rental agents, receipt book, 1835- 
1908. 



I ^40. Charles Hillman and Company, Philadelphia shipbuilders, contract and 
specification book, 1 888-1 896; with Vaughan and Lyman, shipbuilders, 
1853- 

Holbrook and Hughes, Philadelphia commission merchants, letter book, 
1 863-1 866; with Arthur and Hughes, 1 865-1 867. 
A. Howell, Philadelphia currier, account book, 1791-1799. 
Arnold Hudson, inn [?], account book, 1765-1780. 

Robert Jenkins and Son, Lancaster County, Windsor Forge ledger, 1830- 
1839; Windsor Forge cash book, 1 834-1 837. 

Melchior and John Larer, Philadelphia brewers, receipt book, 1815-1820. 
S. D. Linvill, Chatham, Chester County, farmer, summer boarding-house 
keeper, receipt book, 1 885-1 886. 

Richard Mason and Parnell Gibbs, Philadelphia fire engine and fire bucket 
makers, daybook, 1784-1788; with Isaac Heston and Parnell Gibbs, painters 
and glaziers, daybook, 1795-1797; and Isaac Heston, sign painter, daybook, 
1800-1811. 

Alexander McCalla, Philadelphia innkeeper, daybook, 1814. 
John McCally, Philadelphia merchant, account books, 1 805-1 825. 
Abraham Mitchell and Company, New York liquor merchant, daybook, 
1 844-1 858. 

Luke W. Morris, Philadelphia brewer, receipt book, 1799; receipts for goods 
and services furnished the Orphan's Home, 1799. 

Henry O'Neil, Sylvan Hill Book, personal, 1 846-1 848; account book of 
wages due him for various odd jobs, sums owed by him. 
Joseph Pryor, Philadelphia grocer, journal, 1796-1805. 
S. S. and A. Rex, Scheafferstown, Pa., general store, account book, 1834- 
1835- 

Joseph Richardson, Philadelphia gold and silver smith, ledger, 1734-1740. 
Joseph Richardson, Jr., Philadelphia gold and silver smith, daybook, 1796- 
1801; ledger, 1796-1801. 

R. M. Root, Pottstown, Pa., men's clothing, account book, 1880-1899. 
Lewis A. Scott, Philadelphia attorney, 3 account books, 1840-1847. 
William Sharswood, Philadelphia brewer, journal, 1811-1812. 
Thomas C. Simpson, Norristown, Pa., personal cash book, 1 865-1 867. 
Steel and Smith, Willistown, Chester County, millers, ledger, 1818-1823. 
John Stock, Philadelphia painter, receipt book, 1784-1823; receipt book of 
his estate, 1 823-1 841. 

John Super, Philadelphia blacksmith, 1828-1831. 

William P. Thompson, ledger of wages of drivers, western roads, 1831-1835. 
William T. Trumbauer, Locust Valley, Pa., general merchandise, daybook, 
1857-1858. 



Vaughan and Lyman, Philadelphia shipbuilders, contract and specification 
book, 1853; with Charles Hillman and Company, 1888-1896. 
Gottlieb Vollmer, Philadelphia housefurnishings, ledger, 1 863-1 866; jour- 
nal, 1 867-1 869. 

William Wescoat, general merchandise, ledger, 1 827-1 829; ledger, 1828- 
1829. 

Whitaker and Stickel, Philadelphia publisher, journal, 1 863-1 881. 
Isaac S. Williams and Company, Philadelphia housefurnishings, receipt 
book, 1 883-1 890. 

Accounts of unidentified enterprises: 

Innkeeper, ledger, 1735-1752; Philadelphia merchant and importer, ledger, 
1745-175 1 ; general merchandise and groceries, ledger, 1763—1766; prize 
money, ledger, 1782; tobacco, ledger, 1787-1789; Philadelphia plasterer, 
daybook, 1812-1818; ledger, 1821-1826; general store, ledger, 1822-1827; 
Cape May store, accounts, 1830-1853; Macao tea merchant, tea-weighing 
book, factory expenses, 1 839-1 840, measuring book, 3 volumes; coal, ledger, 
1841-1845; Norristown, Pa., drug store, daybook, 1850-1851; Philadelphia 
shoemaker, ledger, 1852-1860; personal cash book, 1857-1858; Upper 
Providence, Pa., general store, sales book, 1860-1861; ledger, 1861-1885; 
sales of books, 1 869-1 870. 

Physicians' records and medicinal recipes: 

Mrs. Joseph Sarber, Falls of Schuylkill, Pa., midwife, memorandum book of 

cases, 1 8 14-183 1. 

Periodicals, subscription books, etc.: 

Germantown Telegraph, journal, 1 861—1869- 

Mirror of Taste and Dramatic Censor, Philadelphia, subscription book, 1810- 

18 12, published by T. B. Zantzinger and Company. 

Banks and banking, account books: 

Commercial Banker's Accounts, Philadelphia, 1859-1860, 1859-1861. 

Philadelphia National Bank, signature book, 1856-1868. 

Towanda Bank, Towanda, Pa., daybook, 1 841-1842. 

Farmer's and Mechanic's Bank, bank book of deposits, 1 841-1846. 

Transportation: 

Telegraph line of coaches, Philadelphia to Reading and Pottsville, waybook, 
1830. 

Swift Sure Line Mail Stage, account book of a stagecoach line, 1811-1814. 
Union Transportation Line, Philadelphia-New York, way bills, 1824-1825. 
Western Transportation Line, shipments between Philadelphia and Balti- 
more, 1827-1828. 
Philadelphia and Lancaster Stage, daybook, 1792-1800, 2 volumes. 



Columbia Transportation Line, Philadelphia to New York, daybook of 
shipments, 1 823-1 824. 

Estate administration accounts: 

George Emlen estate, Philadelphia, personal account book, 1784-1811. 

Bloomfield H. Moore estate, Philadelphia, Mrs. Clara J. Moore and Clarence 

B. Moore, Executors, account books, 1 879-1 894. 

David Bentley estate, Philadelphia, rent book, 1 857-1 877. 

1541. J. Hampton Moore Papers, 1 884-1949. 20,000 items. Pre- 

sented by the Honorable J. Hampton Moore, 1 944-1 949. 

This collection, containing the personal papers of J. Hampton Moore 
(1864- ), one of the civic and political leaders of twentieth-century 
Philadelphia, falls into five sections, each covering a phase of Mr. Moore's 
career. 

The earliest papers, 1884 to about 1900, pertain to his early life and his start 
in politics. Many clippings and letters reveal the activities of a reporter and 
editorial writer, 1 884-1 894. Some material on the Johnstown flood, 1889, is 
also included. For the period from 1894 to 1906, there is considerable in- 
formation on local politics. 

The second group of papers, during the period when Mr. Moore was a 
Representative from Philadelphia in the United States Congress, 1 906-1 920, 
is voluminous and reveals the activities of a hard-working and influential big 
city representative. They disclose the pressures exerted by various economic, 
social, religious, cultural and national groups in reference to proposed legisla- 
tion. There is much relating to World War I, 1914-1918. 
The third group pertains to Mr. Moore's career in local politics. Corre- 
spondence, reports, and clippings relate to his two terms as Mayor, 1920- 
1924, and 1932-1936. Some correspondence and clippings, 1920-1949, refer 
to other political and local affairs. 

Another section of the collection deals with Mr. Moore's activities in social 
and political clubs. The Five O'Clock Club, a well-known dining club 
organized in 1883, is represented by correspondence, notes, and invitations, 
1 890-1930. Correspondence, 1900-1912, of the National League of Republi- 
can Clubs is also contained in this group. 

The last major group of papers is that of the Atlantic Deeper Waterways 
Association. Mr. Moore was president of this group from its organization in 
1907 to 1948. Correspondence, clippings, pamphlets, etc., relate to the 
efforts to construct a deep-channel, protected waterway from Boston to 
Miami. See also item 941. 

1542. Mrs. Irvin H. McKesson Collection, 1 828-1 885. 44 vols. 

Presented by Mrs. Irvin H. McKesson, 1948. 

A collection of records of Philadelphia businessmen comprising the following: 
Laura H. Dade, personal cash book, 1881-1885; Richard Griffith, personal 



daybook, 1869, journal, 1 831-1834, and hardware journal, 1 838-1 839; 
Richard H. Griffith, personal records, cash books, 1 876-1 883, journals, 
1 876-1 88 1, and ledgers, 1 876-1 884. His diary, January 1, 1862, to September 
3, 1862, tells of his experiences in the Army during the Civil War. 

Samuel J. Henderson, attorney, ledgers, 1 828-1 850, cash books, 1830-1849, 
docket, 1828-1850, letter book, 1827-1848, accounts for Miss Sarah Hender- 
son, 1 844-1 849; Sarah Harris, scrapbook, 1825; Richardson & Wright, dry 
goods, sales book, 1834-1835; estate of George Trout, John Grace and 
Jeremiah Trout, executors, 1 831-1842; A. P. Wright, dry goods, sales book, 
1835-1837, ledger, 1 835-1 840. 

1 543. Bank of North America, 1780-1923. 620 vols., 85 pamphlets, 
638 documents, 385 pictures, 3 bundles of checks, 1 folder of 
currency. Deposited by The Pennsylvania Company. 

Records of the Bank of North America, the first chartered bank in the 
United States, chartered by the Second Continental Congress in 1781. It 
was established primarily to aid Congress in providing supplies and money 
for the prosecution of the Revolutionary War. In 1916 the bank bought the 
assets of the National Bank of the Northern Liberties; in 1923 it merged 
with the Commercial Trust Company to form the Bank of North America 
and Trust Company; six years later, the merged institution was itself 
absorbed by The Pennsylvania Company. 

Minute books and letter books: 24 volumes and 2 pamphlets, June 29, 1780, 
to February 21, 1923. The minute books which are complete from the very 
beginning of the bank until its merger with the Commercial Trust Company, 
contain brief records of the meetings of the Board of Directors and occa- 
sionally of the meetings of stockholders. 

The most interesting of the documents is a long report from the Joint Com- 
mittee of the Philadelphia banks, April 13, 1816, recommending that specie 
payments be resumed as soon as the Bank of the United States commenced 
giving discounts, that each bank pay out its own notes only (except those 
for less than $10), and that the banks refrain from an immediate reduction 
of discounts. The documents are usually formal bank communications, 
memoranda, announcements, copies of letters, financial statements, and the 
like. 

The pictures mainly include photographs and engravings of bank people. 
There are also a few caricatures and silhouettes. In addition there are 
numerous prints and engravings of Robert Morris and the first seven 
presidents of the bank: Thomas Willing, John Nixon, John Morton, Henry 
Nixon, John Richardson, James Dixon and Thomas Smith. 
The miscellaneous items include: a volume containing the deeds of sundry 
lands contracted for in 1793 and 1794 by Robert Morris, John Nicholson, 
and James Greenleaf, totaling over 3,50x3,000 acres in Georgia, South 
Carolina, Virginia and Kentucky, at an average price of over a shilling an 



acre; a letter book of John Nixon, Philadelphia merchant; check books and 
bank books; scrapbook, 1904-1920, of antiquarian interest; unclassified 
books and pamphlets on finance; and an extra-illustrated, three-volume folio 
edition of Lawrence Lewis' History of the Bank of North America. 

1544. Centennial Exposition Papers, 1876. 3,000 items, 12 vols. 

This is a collection of material pertaining to the Centennial Exposition held 
in Philadelphia in 1876. The papers include 5 volumes entitled "Documen- 
tary Record of the Centennial Celebration," containing papers preserved in 
the Office of the Director General, 1 879. These volumes include publications, 
form letters, photographs, invitations and programs. There are also 4 vol- 
umes of plans of the buildings; a large number of cards of visitors; stereo- 
scopic views; papers concerning the sale of the buildings; broadsides and 
photographs. 

1545. City National Bank Collection, 18 57-1 900. 2 vols. Pre- 

sented by the Free Library of Philadelphia, 1947. 

These records of the City National Bank (1 855-1900) of Philadelphia com- 
prise a signature book, 1870-1900, containing the signatures of depositors, 
and a stock transfer book, 1 857-1 900, recording the transfers of the bank 
stock. 

1546. Civil War Papers, 1 861-1865. 1,000 items. Presented. 

This collection contains miscellaneous records of the Civil War. Among them 
are records of the 2nd Regiment, Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteers, 1862- 
1864. These include certificates of enlistment, 1862; lists of recruits, 1862; 
orders and letters, 1862; and muster rolls, 1864. 

Another part of the collection contains papers pertaining to the Confederacy, 
including Post Office forms; oaths of allegiance; bonds; currency and finan- 
cial papers; conscription and enlistments; and discharges, 1 861-1865. 
The remainder of the papers deal mostly with the northern side of the war. 
There are pledges of allegiance, 1861; patriotic envelopes, poetry, and presi- 
dential pardons; a report of a visit to camps and hospitals and some papers 
of the Great Central Fair, Philadelphia, reflect the humanitarian side of the 
war. Philadelphia is represented by certificates and bills of the Sixth Ward 
Bounty Fund, and a list of men enrolled to form two companies of the 
Washington Grays for the 17th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 1861. 
Of Pennsylvania interest are the general orders of the militia, 1861-1865; 
the military papers, 1 861-1865, of Captain Louis Voltaire, 98th Pennsyl- 
vania Volunteers; muster rolls, 96th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 
1 861-1864; a manuscript history of the 104th Regiment, Pennsylvania 
Volunteers, by Colonel W. H. H. Davis, 1866; letters, 1 862-1 864, from 
Lieutenant, later Captain, A. A. Jones of the 88th Pennsylvania Volunteers 
to John Jordon; miscellaneous papers relating to the 104th Regiment, Penn- 
sylvania Volunteers; and consolidated morning reports, 1 861-1864, of 



Captain Charlemagne Tower's Company, 6th Regiment, Pennsylvania 
Volunteers. 

The collection also includes a group of letters, 1 861-1862, from W. H. 
Manley of Baxter's Fire Zouaves to J. Crooks Keenan, of Ellwood, N. J.; 
enrollment of militia, Middle Ward, Camden, N. J., 1862; Massachusetts 
militia, general orders, 1 861—1863; letters between General Robert Patterson 
(1792-188 1 ) and General Winfield Scott (1786-1866) relative to the Valley 
Campaign of 1861 ; lists of men entitled to bounty, 1862-1864; Marine Corps 
enlistment certificates, 1862-1863; letters written by soldiers, 1862; official 
report of the engagement at Oak Hill, Mo., by Colonel James Hebert, 3rd 
Louisiana Regiment; volunteer certificates, 1864; minutes, 1865, of the 
Lincoln Monument Association of the 15th Ward, Philadelphia; and minutes 
and correspondence of the Reynolds' Monument Committee, 1 864-1 878. 

1547. Sesqui-Centennial Papers, 1926. 100 items. 

A small collection of booklets, advertising matter, invitations, printed plans 
and views of the celebration of the 150th anniversary of American Inde- 
pendence. 

1548. John C. Foulkrod Collection: History of The Phila- 

delphia Volunteer Fire Department. 2 vols. Presented 
by Mrs. F. Foulkrod, 1927. 

Invitations, notices, programs, insignia, rules and bylaws of the volunteer 
fire companies of Philadelphia, 1853-1873. Also included is material relating 
to the election of the chief engineer of the fire department, 1 867-1 868, and 
a history of the volunteer department which appeared in the Philadelphia 
Sunday Dispatch. 

A few letters and invitations of the Firemen's Active Association of Phila- 
delphia, 1910-1915, together with photographs and clippings relating to the 
activities of the local volunteers, 1873-1910, complete the collection. 

1549. Horace Magee Collection, 1 861-1862. 1 vol. Presented by- 

Miss M. Atherton Leach, 1931. 
A small volume containing six numbers of The Union, an amateur paper, 
published by four youthful Philadelphians: Horace Magee, Walter Lippin- 
cott, Frank H. Williams, and Thomas H. Lyman. The book also includes 
some patriotic appeals and a few business cards. 

1550. Bancker Papers, 1735-1869. 1,000 items. Deposited by Mrs. 

John L. Younger, 1939. 

This collection consists mainly of personal and family letters addressed to 
Everts Bancker (1734- d. before 1831), a New York merchant, and to his 
son Charles Nicoll Bancker (d. 1869) of Philadelphia. Letters of John 
Bancker, 1758-1759, mention life in the army and Indian warfare. Some 
letters of 1775— 1783 describe life in the vicinity of New York during the 



Revolutionary War. Business papers, 173 5-1 865, show the activities of the 
family. The collection includes also a folder of papers relating to lands in 
Alabama in which Charles N. Bancker was interested; a receipt book, 1775, 
of Everts and Gerard Bancker of New York; an account book, 1764-1765, of 
Charles Nicoll; a cash book, 1807-1815; and a personal account book, 1755— 
1759- 

1 551. Pennsylvania Committee of Public Safety Papers, 1917- 

191 8. 2 vols. Presented by George Wharton Pepper, 1948. 
The minutes of the Advisory Committee of the Executive Committee of the 
Pennsylvania Committee of Public Safety during World War I, 1917-1918. 
This group of prominent Pennsylvanians advised Governor Brumbaugh, 
promoted civilian activities, and assisted businessmen in the war effort. 

1552. Insurance Papers, 1726-1900. 1,500 items. 

A collection of insurance policies that includes marine insurance, 1726-1843, 
and fire insurance, 1 796-1 900. Most of the policies are placed on Philadelphia 
properties. The collection also contains Levi Hollingsworth's insurance sub- 
scription book, 1784-1788. 

1553. Greeting Card Collection, 1770-1940. 4,000 items and 

4 vols. Presented by various individuals. 
A collection of greeting cards, invitations, admission tickets, funeral notices, 
Christmas cards, birthday cards and valentines. Most of them are undated. 

1554. John H. Brinton Papers, 1790-1890. 5,000 items. Deposited 

by Jasper Y. Brinton, 1938. 
This collection consists mainly of material pertaining to the business activi- 
ties of John Hill Brinton (1772-1827), who was largely interested in real 
estate in the West, in New York State, and in Lehigh County, Pa. It includes 
miscellaneous correspondence, 1802-1813; business correspondence, 1800- 
1825; receipts, 1809-1829; real estate papers, 1798-1827; records and ac- 
count books of the estate of John Steinmetz; correspondence of Daniel 
Steinmetz, 1804-1822; John Hill Brinton account books, 1790-1823; Erick- 
son Learning estate papers; and Andrew Zane correspondence, 1 823-1 824. 
There is much material concerning the Illinois-Wabash Land Company, 
1 802-1 823, including minutes, dealings with the government, business ac- 
counts, general correspondence and copies of original deeds. The collection 
also includes business records, 1 868-1 890, of George Brinton. 

1555. Principio Iron Works Papers, 1724-1903. 31 vols. De- 

posited by Joseph S. Wilson. 
A collection comprising the record books of the Principio Iron Works, 
established in 171 5 at the head of Chesapeake Bay in Maryland. They 
include cash books, 1736-1737, 1739-1741; ledgers, 1724, 1727, 1728, 1729, 
1730, 1734, 1738-1746; waste books, 1754; provision and smith book, 1741; 



sales books, 1750-1751, 1756, 1758, 1761, 1767; and a memorandum book, 
1782-1784. Specifically identified are the cash books, 1745-1747, 1751-1758; 
waste books, 1757, 1759; daybook, 1781, of Northeast Forge; daybooks, 
1769, 1773; waste book, 1771 ; coal and time book, 1766-1771, of Kingsbury 
Furnace; daybook, 1763-1764; smith and provision book, 1778-1779, of 
Lancashire Furnace; and a daybook, 1749-1755, of Accokeek Furnace. 
The collection also contains a book of stock certificates for the McDaniel 
and Harvey Company, 1878-1903, and a book of letters, 1866-1883, to 
J. Shields Wilson regarding the use of his patents. 

1556. J. G. Brill Collection, 1876-1940. 10,000 items. Presented 

by A. C. F. Brill, 1946. 
This collection contains shop records and photographs of the J. G. Brill 
Company of Philadelphia, manufacturers of street cars and buses. It in- 
cludes cabinet shop work order books, 1 876-1 884, and shop work order 
books, 1 887-1 940. This collection also includes about 10,000 photographs of 
street cars and buses and of their construction and parts. See also item 773. 

1557. Mask and Wig Club Papers, 1 889-1937. 5,000 items. De- 

posited by the Mask and Wig Club, 1941. 
This collection contains the papers of the Mask and Wig Club, the dramatic 
organization of the University of Pennsylvania. It includes historical data, 
year books and membership lists, minute books, orchestrations, librettos and 
lyrics, 1889-1937, prompt books and publicity releases. 

1558. Citizen's Bounty Fund Committee Papers, 1 862-1 866. 

5,000 items. Presented by the estate of Lorin Blodget, 191 1. 
The papers of a committee formed to encourage enlistments through pay- 
ment of bounties during the Civil War. They include subscriptions to the 
fund, 1 862-1 863; correspondence, 1 862-1 863, concerning enlistments and 
donations of tents and other equipment; certificates of volunteer enlist- 
ments; financial records, 1 862-1 866, and minutes, 1 862-1 863. 

1559. Confederate States of America: Financial records, 1861- 

1864. 1,000 items. 
This collection contains examples of the paper money issued by the Con- 
federate Government, 1 861-1864. Notes on the printing and rarity of each 
issue are included. There is also material on the money issued by the various 
southern states, 1861-1864, and examples of nontaxable certificates, state 
bonds, subscriptions blanks, surety's oaths, bonds, currency, local and 
national receipts. 

1560. Philadelphia City and County Account Books, 1810- 

1858. 21 vols. Presented. 
Financial records of the city and county, 1810-1858. The collection includes 
the auditors' minutes, 1810-1854; auditors' journals, 1841-1843, 1846-1848; 



auditors' bill books, 1 849-1 854; treasurer's accounts, 1 854-1 857; treasurer's 
daybook, 1851-1853; expense accounts of public works, 1839-1853; building 
and material agreements, 1 834-1 848; and work and labor agreements, 1836- 
1853; city election office pay roll, 1851-1854; inventory of city property, 
1852-1855; tobacco warehouse ledgers, 1845-1858; District of Richmond 
Board of Commissioners Minute Book, 1 847-1 852. 

1 56 1. The Historical Society of Pennsylvania, War Service 

Committee, 191 8-1 9 19. 5,000 items. 

Invitations, programs, bills, receipts, and vouchers showing how the His- 
torical Society assisted in entertaining servicemen, 1918-1919. There is some 
correspondence relating to the work and to the publicity given it. 

1562. Bank Papers, Miscellaneous, 1789-1849. 36 items. 

This collection is principally one of protested notes, 18 14, at Philadelphia 
banks. Among the banks represented are Girard's, Mechanics', Bank of 
North America, Bank of the Northern Liberties, Bank of Pennsylvania, 
Bank of Philadelphia, and the Schuylkill Bank. 

1563. Samuel M. Janney Manuscript, i vol. Presented. 

The original manuscript of the last part of Vol. IV of Janney's History of the 
Religious Society of Friends, printed in Philadelphia, 1859. This part deals 
with the Hicksite schism in America. 

1564. James P. Parker, £jne-*A- c Day Chronicle, 1751-1850. 1 vol. 

Presented. 
This book makes brief mention of interesting events, those of each day being 
confined to a single line. Marriages, births, and deaths form the larger part 
of the occurrences mentioned, but the latter part of the book contains some 
notices of weather conditions and other happenings. 

1565. Frank S. Stone Collection, 1764-1859. 30 items. Presented 

by Frank S. Stone. 
A collection of Philadelphia deeds, 1764-1859, and a few miscellaneous legal 
papers, judgment searches, etc., 1 823-1 855. 

1566. J. B. Hutchinson Collection, 1 889-1 930. 500 items. Pre- 

sented. 

This collection contains passes on various railroads, steamship lines, and 
other forms of transportation issued to J. B. Hutchinson, an official of the 
Pennsylvania Railroad. 

1567. Liberty Bell Petitions, 1912. 3 vols. Presented by the 

Philadelphia Chapter, D.A.R., 1948. 
Signed petitions presented to the City Councils against permitting the re- 
moval of the Liberty Bell from Independence Hall for any reason whatever. 



1568. Historical Survey of Philadelphia, 1934. 100 items. 

Lists of the records found in the preliminary surveys of the Civil Works 
Administration, covering all government functions, both municipal and 
county. See also items 1475 and 1579. 

1569. Bookplate Collection. 1,500 items. 

A collection of bookplates gathered from many sources. 

1570. Pennsylvania Court Papers, 1773-1845. 8,500 items. Pre- 

sented by the estate of Eli Kirk Price, 1933. 
A collection of legal papers of cases tried before various Pennsylvania courts. 
A few dockets are included. 

1571. Simon Gratz Correspondence, 1858-1923. 6,000 items. 

Presented. 
A collection of the personal papers of Simon Gratz (1838-1915), Philadelphia 
lawyer, autograph collector, and member of the Philadelphia Board of Edu- 
cation. The collection contains letters from most of the politically prominent 
Philadelphians of the period. There is considerable material relating to the 
public schools of Philadelphia. 

1572. Philadelphia Department of City Transit Collection. 

100 items and 26 vols. Presented. 

This is a collection of views of historic buildings of Philadelphia. A typed 
description and history of each building is included. 

1 573- United States Army Muster Rolls, 1809-18 12. 100 items. 
Purchased, 1900. 
Muster rolls and inspection returns of the troops. 

1574. Courtland Saunders Post No. 21, G.A.R. 3 vols. Presented 
by the Courtland Saunders Post, 1926. 

Sketches of the war experiences of the various members of the post and 
notices of their deaths, 1 890-1923. A list of those taking the oath of alle- 
giance to the United States, 1 863-1 864, at Bridgeport, Ala., is included, as 
well as a report of the operations of the 2nd Division, 12th Army Corps, 
U. S. Army, from April 27 to July 26, 1863. 

1 575- William Rudolf O'Donovan Papers, 1 861-1920. 150 
items. Presented by Mrs. Evelyn Benson and Miss Pierie 
Abraham. 

A collection of letters written by William Rudolf O'Donovan (1844-1920) 
noted American sculptor, to his family in Fayette County, Pa. Most of the 
letters were written between 1871 and 1887 from New York and tell of the 



sculptor's experiences there. There are two letters, 1861 and 1865, telling of 
O'Donovan's sympathy with the South and his services in the Confederate 
Army. 

1576. Albert J. Edmunds Papers, 1861-1941. 7,500 items. Pre- 

sented. 

This collection contains the papers of Albert J. Edmunds (1857-1941), 
noted Biblical scholar and long-time cataloguer of The Historical Society of 
Pennsylvania. It includes his personal correspondence, 1861-1941, notes 
pertaining to his published works, and manuscripts. The collection also 
includes some correspondence, 1874-1904, of Benjamin Smith Lyman (1835- 
1920), and a typed manuscript of a book, Vegetarian Diet and Dishes, by 
Benjamin Smith Lyman, published in 1917. See also item 1342. 

1577. Boies Penrose Collection. 5,000 items. Presented by Boies 

Penrose. 

A collection of photographs showing old Philadelphia streets and buildings. 
Included in the collection is a typed list of the names of Philadelphia 
streets, 1 897-1930, and a group of photographs of Frank H. Taylor's draw- 
ings, with descriptive text. 

1578. Kimball Family Scrapbook, 1 861-1902. 1 vol. Presented by- 

Arthur J. Sussel, 1935. 
This volume contains photographs of members of the Kimball family, their 
residences, and the places they visited. Some few letters and manuscripts are 
included. There is a short poem signed A. Conan Doyle, 1890, mentioning 
Kimball and Lippincott in Philadelphia. 

1579. Historical Survey of Pennsylvania, 1934-1940. 50 items. 

Presented. 
A preliminary report by the workers of the Civil Works Administration on 
the holdings of the American Philosophical Society, the Berks County His- 
torical Society, the Northampton Historical and Genealogical Society and 
the Historical Society of Frankford. There are also reports on the records of 
some of the older Philadelphia business houses, on the municipal records of 
Norristown, Pottstown, and Conshohocken. Some workers' manuals, 1940, 
of the Works Progress Administration complete the collection. See also 
items 1475 and 1568. 

1580. Samuel B. Fales Collection, 1 861-1880. 3,000 items. 

Presented by Samuel B. Fales. 
Bills, receipts, correspondence, newspaper clippings, etc., present a compre- 
hensive view of the activities of the Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, 
1861-1865. This organization cared for thousands of Union soldiers as they 
passed through Philadelphia, and the papers and books name many of those 



so helped. The hospital books, 1861-1865, in particular, give the name, 
regiment, and home of each man treated. Another book gives names and 
addresses of Southerners separated from their families. Other books give 
donations and subscriptions. 

1 581. William Russell Birch Autobiography. 2 vols. Presented 

by Albert Rosenthal, 1927. 

A typewritten copy of some autobiographical notes written by William 
Russell Birch (1755-1834), American painter and engraver, telling of his 
life in England, and his removal to and early life in this country. The col- 
lection includes a note on enamel painting by Birch and a list of paintings 
by him. 

1582. The Powel Papers, 170c— 1925. 50,000 items. Presented by 

the Powel family, 1949. 
The papers of several allied families, long prominent in Philadelphia, New- 
port, R. I., and Jamaica, B. W. I., are represented in this collection. 
The first part contains business letters and records, 1700-1748, of Samuel 
Powel (1673-1756), the original settler, and of his son Samuel (1704-1759). 
They were general merchants trading with Europe and the West Indies. The 
next Samuel Powel (1738-1793) was Mayor of Philadelphia in 1775, and 
again in 1789. He married Elizabeth Willing who became well known as a 
social leader. Their papers include Samuel Powel's exercises at the Univer- 
sity of Pennsylvania, 1759; his business papers, 1767-1771; and a list of his 
property, 1779. The papers of his wife, Mrs. Elizabeth (Willing) Powel 
(1743-1830) are more extensive. They comprise a group of pocket almanacs, 
1793-1822, with diary entries; receipt books, 1793-1801; personal account 
books, 1794-1800; and her correspondence, 1 772-1 823, including copies of 
her own letters. Among the correspondents were George Washington, Bishop 
William White, William Bingham, the Rev. Jacob Duche and others of 
equal prominence. The remainder of the Powel papers are those of her 
nephew and adopted son, John Hare Powel (1786-1856), and his descend- 
ants. John Hare Powel, who had changed his name from John Powel Hare in 
1807, was active in public affairs and was much interested in improving 
breeds of cattle in America. His correspondence, 1806-1839, contains much 
on these matters as well as on early railroads, the location of the railroad 
tracks in the city of Philadelphia, and on canals; a group of papers, 1830- 
1850, relating to coal lands in Pennsylvania describes their possibilities. In 
his early manhood Mr. Powel sailed to Calcutta, and a diary, 1806, tells of 
his voyage. Two letter books, 1 827-1 830 and 1 849-1 853, a commonplace 
book, and an abridgment of Robertson's History of Charles ^complete Mr. 
Powel's personal papers. His business papers showing the activities of a 
well-to-do landowner cover the years 1820-1856. Samuel Powel (1818- 
1885), son of John Hare Powel, lived in Philadelphia and Newport. His 
papers largely supplement those of his father, and deal with similar subjects. 



They include business papers and accounts, 1843-1885, with many bills and 
receipts, 1 856—1857, pertaining to the construction of the Newport house; a 
diary kept while in Europe, 1841, and his personal correspondence, 1843- 
1884, containing many letters to members of his family and a number, 1866- 
1884, to Dorothea Dix (1 802-1 887). Among the remaining Powel papers are 
those of Mary Edith Powel, including her garden notebooks, 1894-1919; her 
journal, 1898-1907, 1923-1926; correspondence, almost entirely personal, 
1883-1925; genealogical notes; and several scrapbooks and notebooks. 
Samuel Powel (18 18—1885) married Mary Johnston (1821-1900), who was 
born in Jamaica, B. W. I. Through her came a large group of papers of the 
Johnston, Taylor, and Cole families of Jamaica. They deal largely with the 
operation of plantations on that island. Dr. Alexander Johnston (1739- 
1787), a physician, is represented by daybooks, 1782-1783; ledgers, 1764- 
1769, 1773-1775; journal, 1760-1772; diaries, 1773-1775 and 1787; common- 
place book, 1764, containing medical discourses delivered at Aberdeen, Scot- 
land. Of James Johnston (1781-1837), there is correspondence, 1 807-1 836; 
accounts, 1821-1830; and a few military papers, 1793-1833, showing the life 
of a Jamaica planter. 

The bulk of the Johnston section are the papers of Robert Johnston (1783- 
1 %39)i w ho spent most of his life in England, moving to Newport, R. I., 
about 1 832-1 834. The Robert Johnston papers include the original journals 
of his travels in northern Europe and Russia, 18 14, in Scotland, 18 10, 18 13, 
and in Ireland, 1812. The Russian journal was published in London in 1815. 
Also included are journals of a voyage from London to Jamaica, 18 13, and 
one of his residence at Newport, 1 835-1 839; correspondence, 1 802-1 839, 
dealing with business, literary, and personal affairs; business papers, 1817- 
1836, concerning his Jamaica plantation, and a projected railroad from 
London to Southampton, a plan originated by Robert Johnston. The busi- 
ness papers, 1783-1813, of John Taylor (1771 [i772]-i8i3) and of Jacob 
Thomas Cole, Jamaica planters, are also in this collection. 

1583. Bingham Papers, 1777-1917. 40,000 items. Deposited by 
R. Sturgis Ingersoll, 1949. 

This collection pertains mainly to the administration of the estate left by 
William Bingham (1752-1804), financier and Senator from Pennsylvania. It 
does, however, contain some letters, 1783-1784, from William Bingham in 
Europe to Thomas Willing, dealing with business matters. Some of the early 
papers, 1777-1779, relate to the business interests of Bingham during the 
Revolutionary War. 

The estate was mainly invested in undeveloped lands in Pennsylvania, New 
York, and Maine. The papers pertaining to the Maine lands include most of 
the important papers connected with the Knox-Duer purchase of Maine 
lands in 1791 ; descriptions of the country, surveyors' field books, and similar 
accounts of Maine in the 1790's; papers dealing with the attempt to plant a 
French colony in Maine under Madame Leval; documents connected with 



the transfer of this purchase to William Bingham in 1792-1793; a series of 
letters, 1793-1795, from William Jackson, while he was in Europe attempt- 
ing to sell Maine lands to English capitalists and the French government; 
correspondence with Generals Henry Knox, Henry Jackson, and David 
Cobb, all concerned in one way or another in the development of the pur- 
chase; material connected with the sale of one half of the Penobscot Tract 
in 1796 to Alexander Baring, later Lord Ashburton, acting for the house of 
Baring and Hope; letters from Harrison Gray Otis, Thomas Russell, John 
and Stephen Codman, John Richards, and other prominent Massachusetts 
citizens, 1791-1830; papers explanatory of the suit of Cabot et al. v Bingham, 
arising from Bingham's actions while agent for the Continental Congress in 
Martinique, 1779-1804; reports on Maine developments from General David 
Cobb, Mr. John Black, and other agents, 1 795-1 850; reports of the trustees 
of the Bingham estate on the Maine property, together with their corre- 
spondence with various agents, 1804-1850; and, finally, numerous accounts, 
vouchers, deeds, contracts and court papers illuminating almost every phase 
of this venture from its inception in 179 1 to about 1850. 

The papers relating to the Pennsylvania and New York lands are similar in 
content. They contain many letters and reports from the agent at Wells- 
boro, 1855-1917, to the trustees of the estate. A few letters between 1879 and 
191 1 mention oil leases. 

1584. Drayton Papers, 1796-1896. 2,500 items. Deposited by the 

estate of Henry F. Drayton, 1939. 

This collection contains the papers of a prominent South Carolina and 
Philadelphia family. The largest part of the collection consists of the legal 
papers, 1 851-1893, of William Heyward Drayton. Among these are papers 
of Frances Butler, 1828-1886, and of Pierce Butler, 1800-1822. 

The letters of various members of the Drayton family reflect their opinions 
on nullification, the Mexican War, the Civil War and other subjects. Of 
special interest are the letters of General Thomas Drayton, U.S.A. (1808- 
1891), and the correspondence of Captain Percival Drayton, U.S.N. (1812- 
1865), 1 840-1 866. The latter has much on naval matters. The letters, 
1 8 17-1846, received by Colonel William Drayton (1776-1846) illustrate the 
feeling of the times. The collection contains considerable printed material on 
nullification, states rights, slavery and the tariff, 1796-1840. 

1585. Bureau of Unemployment Relief Papers, 1 930-1932. 

2,000 items. Presented by Horatio Gates Lloyd, 1947. 

Check stubs, bank books, warrants, bills, reports, contributions, food orders, 
and other business papers of an organization formed to relieve the distress 
of the unemployed, 1 930-1 932. Included are papers pertaining to the Clear- 
ing House for Homeless Men, 1932; Temporary Shelter for Homeless Men, 
193 1-1932; Emergency Aid, 1932; and the United Campaign, 1932. 



1586. David S. Brown & Company Papers, 1 828-1910. 50,000 
items. Presented by David S. B. Chew. 
D. S. Brown and Company were Philadelphia commission merchants dealing 
in dry goods. The collection includes correspondence, 1 828-1 888; letter 
books, 1841-1888; cash books, 1 847-1 886; ledgers, 1 869-1 874; receipt books, 
1883-1885; sales books, 1876-1877; invoice books, 1845-1849, 1857-1887; 
and a sample book of "cassimeres and doeskins," 1 854-1 855. In the group 
also are the papers of Brown and Hanson, 1 832-1 834. 

The remainder of the collection is composed of books of various manufactur- 
ing companies. Of these, the papers of the Gloucester Gingham Mills contain 
about 20 volumes. Among them are correspondence, 1877- 1908; legal papers 
relating to a suit between the Gloucester Gingham Mills and the Gloucester 
Cotton Mill Company, 1 893-1 901; office letter book, 1 879-1 896; letter book, 
1 893-1 896; cash books, 1 876-1 893; daybook, 1871-1891; receipt book, 1890- 
1904; purchase books, 1876-1893; stock book, 1893-1894; sales book, 1872- 
1875; monthly reports, 1 880-1 895; and invoice books, 1 888-1 894. A super- 
intendent's cash book for 1 877-1 887 and a rent roll for 1863 comprise the 
books of the Washington Manufacturing Company while the Gloucester 
Manufacturing Company is represented by a stock book of prints, 1 876-1 877. 
The Gloucester Iron Works, making iron pipes and doing a jobbing business 
at Gloucester, N. J., forms an entirely different section of this collection. 
The papers include correspondence, 1 890-1 897, 1908; check stubs, 1890- 
1910; letter books, 1889-1900; cash book, 1891-1910; sales book, 1890-1892; 
time book, 1 890-1 891; and ledger, 1 882-1 890. 

A volume of minutes, 1850, and accounts, 1851-1854, of the Gloucester 
Library and Library Company concludes the collection. See also item 776. 

1587. Daniel Parker Papers, 1761-1838. 10,000 items. 

This part of the Parker papers consists almost entirely of correspondence 
and business records of the Collins and Marshall families. Zaccheus Collins, 
a Philadelphia merchant (d. 1831), was the father-in-law of General Parker, 
who administered his estate. The papers consist of correspondence, 1798- 
1831, much of it with members of his family, but includes letters, 1 820-1 829, 
from Constantine Samuel Rafinesque (1783-1840), on business and botan- 
ical matters, and letters from Charles Lee, Edmund J. Lee, R. B. Lee, R. H. 
Lee and William Lee, 1790-1829. The business records include a letter book, 
1801-1804; ledgers, 1787-1791 and 1794-1805; receipt book, 1794-1831; 
receipts, 1 800-1 831; papers relating to lands taken up in Pennsylvania, 
1793-1795, 181a; and some correspondence relating to trade with India, 
1 801-1809. A book of letters and legal opinions, 1831, by William Rawle in 
regard to the Zaccheus Collins estate and General Daniel Parker's accounts 
of it complete the Zaccheus Collins portion. 

Of Stephen Collins, father of Zaccheus, the collection contains old bonds and 
deeds, 1761-1795; bank book, 1791; letter book, 1783-1792; and a group of 
letters from Colonel Robert Hampden Pye, 1 778-1 779. 



Christopher Marshall, Jr. (1740-1806), the father-in-law of Zaccheus Col- 
lins, is represented by a diary, 1806, and a waste book, 1797-1798. In addi- 
tion, there is a ledger, 1775— 1797, of the firm of Christopher and Charles 
Marshall, Philadelphia drug and paint manufacturers, and an account book, 
181 1, of Christopher's estate. 

The collection also contains Elizabeth Marshall's ciphering book, 1782; 
inventory of the estate of Thomas Paschall, 1796, Christopher Marshall, 
executor; an account of the estate of Ann Collins, a minor, 1807-18 15; and 
two items of General Daniel Parker's: a packet of letters relating to his venture 
in the horse-breeding business with General Irvine, 18 18-1838, and a book 
entitled War and Peace Register and Regulations, 1814-1821, which contains 
copies of orders, regulations, etc., issued by the War Department. See also 
item 466. 

1588. William Bauchop Wilson Papers, 1913-1921. 15,000 items. 

Deposited by Paul W. Pritchard, 1942. 
This is a collection of papers from the private files of William B. Wilson 
(1862-1934), who served as the first U. S. Secretary of Labor, 1913-1921. 
The papers mention labor conditions, strikes, the efForts to secure employ- 
ment under the government, patronage, and other routine work of a cabinet 
officer. A section of political letters shows activities in the national cam- 
paigns, 1914-1920. 

1589. Wood and Bacon Account Books, 1787-1824. 17 vols. 

Deposited by Richard D. Wood, 1937. 
The books of a business located in Greenwich, N. J., dealing in general 
merchandise. Included are daybooks, 1787-1820; ledgers, 1791-1824; invoice 
books, 1796-1803; and an arithmetic book of David Wood, 1794. 

1590. Governor William Markham Papers, 1681-1698. 4 items. 

Deposited by the Markham Club, 1926. 
This small collection contains two warrants, 1696, for holding elections for 
assembly in the counties of Chester and Kent. They are signed by Governor 
Markham (1635-1704), and are endorsed by the sheriffs of the respective 
counties together with the names of the men elected. The collection also 
contains a proclamation, 1698, against pirates, and a facsimile of the oath 
and signatures of Governor Markham's council, 1681. 

1 591. John K. Strubing, Jr., Papers, 1783-1864. 23 items. De- 

posited by John K. Strubing, Jr. 
This is a group of Strubing family papers, containing mainly those of Philip 
Strubing, a Swiss, who served as an officer in the American Army during the 
Revolutionary War. Included are his commissions as a lieutenant and as a 
captain; letters testifying as to his services signed by Steuben and Washing- 
ton; a certificate of membership in the Society of the Cincinnati, 1784; 
family letters, 1785-1822; and some personal papers, bills, accounts, and 



passports, 1785-1831. The collection also contains the naturalization petition 
of Patrick Devitt, 1808; marriage certificates of John K. Strubing and 
Julianna Kelley, 1841; and of Philip H. Strubing and Mary Devitt, 1864; a 
deposition relating to James Strubing, 1842; and John K. Strubing's dis- 
charge from the Army, 1863. 

1592. St. James Church, Perkiomen, Vestry Book, 1740-1859. 

Deposited by the Vestry of the Church, 1929. 

The early entries in this book are fragmentary. There is also an envelope 
containing some papers relating to repairs to the parsonage, 1859, and to 
renting the rectory, 1866. 

1593. C. Victor Dealy Collection. 50 items and 3 vols. Deposited 

by C. Victor Dealy, 1939. 
A collection of diaries, 1853-1857, 1858-1860, and 1887, of Dennis F. Dealy, 
Philadelphia publisher. There are also clippings, letters of condolence on 
Mr. Dealy's death in 1887, and a letter of 1880 from George W. Childs. 

1594. Bond Manuscripts, 1775-1792. 5 items. Deposited by Lloyd 

P. Smith. 
Official papers of George Bond, a New York attorney. They include his 
certificate of membership to the Bar, 1775, and other legal papers; his com- 
mission as a captain in the militia, 1787; and a certificate of membership in 
the St. Andrew Society of New York, 1786. 

1595. Mabel Bayard Collection, 1777-1831. 3 items. Deposited 

by Miss Mabel Bayard, 1936. 
This small collection contains a letter from George Washington to Thomas 
McKean, October 10, 1777, mentioning a proposed attack on Wilmington, 
Del. The other papers are the marriage license of Joseph Borden McKean 
and Hannah Miles, 1786, and the baptismal certificate of M. Miles, 1831. 
The Washington letter is published in John C. Fitzpatrick's edition of The 
Writings of George Washington (Washington, 1933), IX, 346. 

1596. Revolutionary Soldiers and Pensioners Papers. 500 

items. Presented by Dr. W. F. Wagner, 1936. 
Typed copies of declarations made by veterans of the Revolutionary War 
when seeking pensions. They mainly pertain to residents of Centre, Colum- 
bia, Lycoming, Mifflin, Northumberland and Union counties, Pa. 

1597. Philadelphia Real Estate Papers, 1 890-1 934. 300 items. 

Presented by John Gibbs Smith, 1946. 
Deeds, mortgages, and insurance on properties at 1019-1021 Reed Street, 
1327 South Warnock Street, and 4220 and 4224 Westminster Avenue, all in 
Philadelphia, owned by the Smith family. There are also bills and receipts, 
1901-1934, pertaining to the upkeep of the properties. 



1598. Philadelphia Legal Records, 1776-1915. 3 vols. 

This collection includes an appearance book, 1776; a docket, 1870-1915, of 
Cornelius Stevenson, a Philadelphia lawyer; and a docket, 1 813—1817, of 
James B. Harris. 

1599. Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, Court Dockets, 

1821-1835. 3 vols. 
The dockets of a Justice of the Peace of Limerick Township, Montgomery 
County, Pa. 

1600. J. Smith Futhey Papers, 1776-1880. 500 items. Presented. 

A collection consisting mainly of newspaper clippings gathered for use in 
writing The History of Chester County, Pa. y by J. S. Futhey and Gilbert 
Cope, published in Philadelphia, 1881. 

There is, however, a folder of letters, 1 870-1 880, relating to the history, 
containing information and a folder of notes used in compiling it. 

1601. Welsh Society of Pennsylvania Minute Books, 1798- 

191 1. 3 vols. Deposited by Charles F. Jenkins. 

The original minutes of a "Society for the relief of such Emigrants as may 
arrive in this country from Wales." 

1602. Borie Family Papers, 1799-1886. 2,500 items. Presented by 

Beauveau Borie, 1948. 
This collection, the greater part of which is in French, includes business and 
personal letters from John Joseph Borie (1776-1834); from his wife, Sophie 
Beauveau Borie; and from his sons and daughters and relatives in France. 
A large portion of the papers and documents relate to Santo Domingo, with 
letters from Toussaint L'Ouverture and others residing in the island at the 
beginning of the nineteenth century, who were connected with J. J. Borie, 
as well as miscellaneous papers, accounts, and bills. 

Material on the Roge v Borie case is among the collection, which also in- 
cludes letter books and account books belonging to the shipping firms of 
J. J. Borie, J. J. Borie & Son, and Borie and Laguerenne. 

1603. Bank Notes, American and Foreign, 1787-1863. 1,000 

items. 
Bank notes issued by various banks, railroads, turnpikes and other com- 
panies, by states and political subdivisions, 1787-1863. The collection also 
includes specimens of fractional currency issued mainly in 1815, 1837, and 
1863; some examples of counterfeit notes; notes issued by the Confederate 
States of America and its political divisions; local notes issued in the South 
during the Civil War; and a number of examples of private currency issued 
by individuals. A few notes from Haiti, Russia, and Mexico are in the 
collection. 



1 604. Colonial and Continental Paper Money Collection, 

1714-1786. 1,000 items and 2 vols. 

A collection of the various types and denominations of paper money issued 
by the colonies and states, 1723-1786, and by the Continental Congress, 
1775-1779. Most issues between the dates given below are represented. 
Continental currency issues are dated between May 10, 1775 and January 
J 4> T 779; f° r Connecticut, between June I, 1773 and June 1, 1782; for 
Delaware, 1746 and May 1, 1777; for Georgia, 1769 and October 16, 1786; 
for Maryland, January 1, 1767 and August 14, 1776, with a single issue of 
1780; for Massachusetts, October 16, 1778 and May 6, 1780; for New 
Hampshire, April 29, 1780; for New Jersey, June 22, 1756 and March 25, 
1776, with an issue of 1786; for New York, July 1, 1714 and August 13, 1776; 
for North Carolina, July 14, 1760 and May 10, 1780, with a single issue of 
April 4, 1748; for Pennsylvania, March 23, 1723 and March 16, 1785; for 
Rhode Island, July 2, 1780 and May 1, 1786; for South Carolina, June 1, 
1775 and February 8, 1779; and for Virginia, March 4, 1773 and May 7, 
1781. There is also a specimen of private issue dated January 18, 1777. 

1605. Civil War Envelope Collection, 1861. 25 items. 

A collection of the envelopes used at the outbreak of the Civil War. They 
usually display a patriotic slogan and cartoon at the left side of the face of 
the envelope. 

1606. Gen. Charles Henry Tucker Collis Letter Books, 1863— 

1868. 3 vols. Presented by Joseph F. A. Jackson, 191 1. 

Manifold copies of letters written by General Collis {d. 1902), telling mainly 
of his experiences in the Civil War. 

1607. James Milton McGown Diary, 1863. 1 vol. Presented by- 

Ralph C. McGown, Jr., 1949. 

This diary covers the period from February 4 to November 15, 1863. It 
tells of the experiences of James Milton McGown (1844-1863), who enlisted 
in Company A, 76th Regiment of Infantry, Pennsylvania Volunteers, on 
October 1, 1861, was wounded and captured July II, 1863 at Fort Wagner, 
S. C, and died in Libby Prison, Richmond, Va., on November 27, 1863. A 
large part of the diary is so faded that it is difficult to read. 

1608. Henry B. Benners Diaries, 1 857-1879. 2 vols. Presented by 

Mrs. P. H. Ashbridge and Miss Benners, 191 1. 

Extracts from the diaries of Henry B. Benners, Philadelphia glass manufac- 
turer, which contain notes and comments on the important happenings of 
the day. 



1609. John Wheaton Lynch Collection, 1 860-1 866. 150 items. 

Purchased, 1949. 
This is a group of letters written by Captain John Wheaton Lynch, of the 
1 06th Regiment, Pennsylvania Volunteers, to his fiancee, Miss Bessie Mustin 
of Philadelphia. Most of the letters are personal, but those written during 
his army service, May, 1861-September, 1863, contain details of camp life 
and army gossip. Many of the letters are in bad condition. 

1610. Abraham H. Cassel Collection Manuscripts, 1680-1821. 

41 vols. Purchased, 1882. 

This group of manuscripts, contained in the well-known collection of Penn- 
sylvania German imprints purchased from Abraham H. Cassel, includes 16 
items relating to the Ephrata Cloister: hymnbooks; a letter book, 1755, of 
Conrad Beissel; a collection of songs composed and arranged by Johannes 
Kelpius; and the death register of the Cloister, 1728-1821. Many of the 
hymnbooks are beautifully illustrated. The remainder of the collection is 
comprised of religious tracts, hymnbooks, and schoolbooks. There is also a 
recipe book, undated, of Christopher Sauer. 

The Cassel Collection also contains an extra-illustrated rare book by Fried- 
rich Adolph Lampe, Short Instructions in the Foundations of Reformed 
Christianity (Philadelphia, 1762). The volume is in German, as are the 
manuscript notations which include Bible quotations commenting on the 
text, and brief personal remarks at the beginning and end of the volume. 
Some of these latter entries are crossed out, but are still legible. 

161 1. Extra-illustrated Books. 9 vols. 

These volumes include two sets of The Diary of Christopher Marshall 
(Albany, 1877), edited by William Duane, Jr., and one set of Henry Simp- 
son's Lives of Eminent Philadelphians (Philadelphia, 1859), which have been 
expanded by the addition of manuscripts, prints, and maps relating to the 
subjects covered. 



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The numbers in the index refer to entries in the Guide. 
Bold face numbers indicate major collections. 

Unless places are outside Pennsylvania the state has not been given. Titles of 
persons are generally omitted, except where the first name has not been determined. 



Abercrombie, James, 193, 1509 

Aberdeen, Scotland, 299 

Abert, J. J., 466 

Abolition. See Slavery 

Abolition Society of Delaware, 756 

Academy of Fine Arts, 745 

Academy of Medicine of Philadelphia, 
756 

Accokeek Furnace, 1555 

"Account of the City of Philadelphia 
Newly Laid with a Platform thereof 
. . . ," 1294 

Acts of the Assembly of . . . Pennsyl- 
vania, 1792, 1313 

Adamite factions, 558 

Adams, Abigail, 94 

Adams, John, 1, 20, 106, 144, 380, 405, 
560, 570, 682; diplomatic missions, 40 

Adams, John Quincy, 1, 33, 49, 94, 193, 
266, 324, 484, 512, 534, 540, 557 

Adams, Levi, 108 

Adams, Samuel, 20, 380, 405 

Adams and Hollingsworth, 289 

Adams County: commerce, 408; Friends, 
724; history, 408; politics, 408; real- 
estate transactions, 408; social condi- 
tions, 408, 724 

Addison, Alexander, 129 

Adelman, Seymour, 1448 

Adjuvant Horse Co , 1334 

Admiralty, British, 485 

Advertising, 108, 253, 505, 587, 670 

Aerston, Guillaume, 612 

Africa, 413; merchants trading to, 154; 
slave trade, 490 

African Colonization Society, 748 

Age in Which We Live, 1338 

Agricultural and Mechanic Association 
of Pennsylvania and New Jersey, 8 

Agriculture, 8, 127, 150, 238, 291, 359, 
378, 399, 438, 439, 499, 512, 527, 530, 
558, 657, 699, 722, 724, 728, 736, 969, 
1169, 1303, 1405, 1454, 1540; notes on, 
86. See also Botany, Horticulture, etc. 



Alabama, 181, 425, 466; claims, 25; legal 
advice to, 181 

Alaska, 728; E. W. Bonnaffon on, 1452; 
boundaries, 25 

Albany, N. Y., 175, 583, 683, 973; Con- 
gress, 485; convention, 250 

Albany County, N. Y., 329 

Albany Gas and Light Co., 1167 

Albemarle, Duke of, 155 

Alden, R., 807 

Alden, L. H., and Company, 1484 

Aldenville, 1484 

Alexander I, Czar, 512 

Alexander, Charles, 108 

Alexander, Lucien H., 1501 

Alexander, Stephen, 243 

Alexander, William (Lord Stirling), 974 

Alexander, William, 2 

Alexandria, Va., 511, 919 

Algiers. See Barbary States 

Aliens, 237 

Alimony, 89 

All Freetown, Derbyshire, Eng., 343 

Allaire, Alexander, 892 

Allegheny County, 488, 489, 517; land 
titles, 489, 517; real-estate transac- 
tions, 489, 517 

Allegheny Portage Railroad, 749 

Allegheny River, 316 

Allen, George, 4, 339 

Allen, James, 5 

Allen, John Jasper, 6 

Allen, Nathaniel, 1335 

Allen, Nehemiah, 108 

Allentown, 1005, 1097 

Allison, Joseph, 345 

Alloway, John W., 7 

Allston, Thomas, family, 234, 725, 1445 

Almanacs, 136, 142, 306, 383, 399, 454, 
484, 525, 657, 729, 1165, 1303, 1326, 
1582 

Almshouses, 108, 150, 250, 789 

Almy, Elizabeth, 76 

Alpha Chapter, Delta Kappa Psi, 756 



Alumnae Association of the Longstreth 

School, 1159, 1196 
Amateurs' Drawing Room Association, 

Phila., 756 
American Addison. See Dennie, Joseph 
American Bar Association, 1180 
American Colonies. See United States 
American Convention, minutes, 490 
American Hose Co., 205 
American Iron and Steel Assoc, 645 
American Iron Co., 1454 
American Magazine ; subscribers, 72 
American Negro Historical Society, 8 
American Philosophical Society, 1, 193, 

431, 467, 1579; American members, 

193; building in State House yard, 193 
American Republican Society, Phila., 

756 
American Revolution. See Revolution- 
ary War 
American Society for Promoting Useful 

Knowledge, 756 
American Sunday School Union, 494, 

495 
American Systematic Beneficial Society, 

1485 
American Theater Wing, Phila., 1479 
Amish, 129 

Amphion Amateur Association, 756 
Amsterdam, Holland, 183 
Anaconda Printing Co., 126 
Anacreon, translation, 255 
Anaesthetic, 139 
Anatomy, chart, 379 
"Ancestral Vanity," 1338 
Anchors, 108 
Anderson, James, 1448 
Anderson, S., 973 
Andrews and Meredith, 108 
Andros, Edmond, 379 
Anglican. See Episcopal 
Annals of Philadelphia, Watson's, 175, 

697 
Annapolis, Md., 175, 940; convention, 

40, 250; tariff rates, 1151 
Annapolis and Elk Ridge R.R., 250 
Anne, Princess of Denmark, 175 
Anne, Queen of England, 485 
Anthony, Joseph, 1509 
Anthony family, 1509 
Anthropology, 34 
Anti-Combine Committee, 702 
Antigua, 108, 136; commerce, 740 
Antill, Edward, 9 
Anti-slavery. See Slavery 
Antis Lutheran Church, 129 



Aphorisms, 493 

Apollo, ship, 34 

Appel, Charles D., 753 

Appold, George, 431 

Apprentice Library, 1449 

Apprentices, of Baldwin Locomotive 
Works, 1485 

Arabia, 220 

Arabic language, 591 

Arbitration, international, 25, 702 

Architecture, 314, 454; New England, 
314; notes on, 11; Philadelphia, 314, 
434; United States, 314 

Archambault, A. Margaretta, 11, 1535 

Archer, Isaac, 108 

Archer, Joseph, 108 

Arctic Expedition, Wellman, 26 

Argus, U. S. brig, 175 

Armenia, massacres, 702, 1421 

Armenia Rebekah Lodge, 905 

Armit family, 1341 

Armor, William C, 266 

Armorial Families of America, 1379 

Armstrong, Edith, 12 

Armstrong, John (1717-1795), 250, 455, 
1100 

Armstrong, John (1758-1843), 466 

Armstrong, Louise, 12 

Armstrong, S. C, 12 

Armstrong, Thomas, Jr., 13 

Armstrong, William, 14, 108, 1540 

Armstrong, Dr. William, 1314 

Armstrong, William G., 15 

Armstrong County, 488 

Army, British, 123, 175; in Charleston, 
455; French and Indian War, 595, 
1550; officers, 193; Philadelphia, 530; 
prisoners, 71; quartering troops in col- 
onies, 638; supplies, 288 

Army, Confederate, 1546, 1575 

Armv, United States, 9, 47, 78, 94, 159, 
163; Civil War, 410, 532, 1149, 1151, 
1542, 1546, 1574, 1591; commissary, 
175, 1244; conscription, 160, 187; con- 
tractor, 108; courts-martial, 466; 
Creek and Cherokee boundary ex- 
pedition, 736; life, 54; muster rolls, 
950, 1179, 1272, 1315, 1327, 1473, 
1546, 1573; officers, 193, 250, 268, 278, 
446, 690, 699; records, 1112; regula- 
tions, 1587; reorganization, 238, 512; 
Revolutionary, 120, 300, 456, 458, 
488, 1298, 1591 ; rations, 236; scandals, 
702; supplies, 1113; sutlers, 466; War 
Department, 250, 466, 1587; War of 
1812, 1332 



Arnaut, Nathan, 250 

Arndt, Jacob, 1095, 1348 

Arndt, Jacob, Jr., 1348 

Arnold, Benedict, 47, 250 

Art, 250, 363, 512, 600, 702, 734; Eu- 
rope, 250, 531; galleries, 179; interest 
in, 238; notes on, 4, 11 

Art Committee of State Federation of 
Pennsylvania, 11 

Arthur and Hughes, 1540 

Articles of Confederation, 250 

Artist Fund Society, 756 

Artists, British, 1431 

Asch, Myer, 16 

Ashbridge, Elizabeth, 150 

Ashburton, Lord. See Baring, Alexander 

Asheton, T., 485 

Ashhurst, Lewis K., 1450 

Ashhurst, Richard, 1450 

Ashley, John, 489, 757 

Ashley, Thomas, 489 

Ashmead, J., 754 

Ashmead, Jacob, 17 

Ashmead, L. P., 755 

Ashmore, Edith Bancroft, 1142 

Ashton, Margaret, 18 

Ashton, Robert, 18 

Ashurst, John, 19 

Ashurst family, 19 

Assignats, French, 251 

Association of Aldermen, Phila., 756 

Association of Congress, resolution, 20 

Association of Pennsylvania Officers, 756 

Association of Reformed Churches, 367 

Association of Survivors, 95th Regiment 
Infantry, Pennsylvania Volunteers, 
756 

Astley, John, 250 

Astley, Thomas, 250 

Astor, John Jacob, 250 

Astrology, 238, 362 

Astronomy, 9, 114, 250, 389, 410, 517, 
525, 729 

Asylum Company, 21, 236, 250, 447, 
757, 963 

Atalanta, ship, 1218 

Athenian Institute, 756 

Atkinson, William B., 1219 

Atkinson, Wilkins and, 108 

Atlantic Deeper Waterways Association, 
1541 

Atlee, Samuel John, 758 

Attleborough Township, 3 

Attorney General, United States, 220, 
250, 360, 686. See also names of At- 
torneys General 



Aubrey, William, 485 

Auctioneers, Phila., 367 

Audubon Society, 702 

Augsburg, Germany, 732 

Aupaumut, Hendrick, 310 

Aurora, 108 

Austin, David, 227 (b) 

Austria, 16 

Autobiography of Horace Binney, 1780- 
1868, 1505" 

Autograph collections, 22, 23, 81, 99, 
117, 135, 146, 150, 170, 175, 189, 193, 
199, 250, 266, 299, 319, 320, 368, 409, 
446, 447, 472, 491, 616, 623, 643, 686, 
688, 697, 707, 759, 1154, 1190, 1245, 
1286, 1381, 1402 

Autographs, sale of, 679 

Aviation: Marine pilots' logbooks, 1330; 
in World War I, 1472 

Avon-by-the-Sea Land and Improve- 
ment Co., 250 

"Awful Riots of 1844," 1454 

Aymenists, 129 

Bache, Franklin, 24, 1095 
Bache, Richard, 50 
Backhouse, Richard, 760 
Backhouse, Jones and, 108 

Bacon, , 1589 

Bacon, Job, 154 

Bacon, John, 1390 

Bahama Islands, 761 

Bailey, Francis, 108 

Bailey, Gilbert S., 1220 

Bailey, Robert, 108 

Bainbridge, John, v Benjamin Chew, 238 

Bainbridge, William, 236, 267 

Bainbridge and Brown, 240 

Baird, Henry Carey, 227 (a), 312 

Baird, Henry I., 1435 

Baird, Samuel, 21 

Baird, Thomas J., 227 (a) 

Baird family, 227 (a) 

Baker, Abel, 108 

Baker, Charles H., 108 

Baker, George A., 108 

Baker, Godfrey and Co., 108 

Baker, John, 108 

Baker, John R., 108 

Baker, Samuel, 108 

Baker, William, 485 

Baker and Farrand, 1509 

Baker, Pennell and Blanchard and 

Marsh, 1540 
Baku, 512 
Balch, Thomas Willing, 25 



Baldwin, Evelyn B., 26 

Baldwin, Joshua, 27 

Baldwin, Matthias W., 1485 

Baldwin family, 26 

Baldwin Locomotive Works, 1485 

Ball, Elizabeth Byle, 28 

Ball, Joseph, 28, 541 

Ball, William, 28 

Ballard, Henry N., 845 

Balliet, Stephen, 29, 1348 

Balliet family, 29 

Baltic countries, 612 

Baltimore, Lords. See Calvert familv 

Baltimore, Md., 80, 238, 291, 485, 715; 

convention, 238; harbor, 715 
Baltimore Iron Works, 940 
Baltimore Mail Coach, 1509 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 1387 
Baltimore and Philadelphia Steamship 

Co., 1337, 1454 
Baltzel, Charles, 975 
Bancker, Charles Nicoll, 1550 
Bancker, Everts, 1550 
Bancker, Gerard, 1550 
Bancker, John, 1550 
Bancroft, Edward, 1142 
Bancroft, George, 193, 238, 512, 645, 

678 
Bancroft, Thomas, 1142 
Banking, 193, 238, 250, 460, 571, 600, 

670, 1525; Charles H. David on, 1256; 

Philadelphia, 50, 512, 675, 684, 832, 

1004, 1509, 1540, 1543, 1545, 1562; 

United States, 148, 175, 511, 558, 586, 

675, 714, 1390 
Banknotes. See Money 
Bank of America, 684 
Bank of Columbia, 427 
Bank of Germantown, 439 
Bank of North America, 108, 250, 453, 

541, 1543, 1562 
Bank of North America and Trust Com- 
pany, 1543 
Bank of Northern Liberties, 684, 1562 
Bank of Pennsylvania, 193, 541, 675, 

762, 1390, 1562 
Bank of Philadelphia, 1562 
Bank of United States, 175, 193, 250, 

324, 511, 541, 558, 571, 586, 675, 1543 
Banks, state, 512; in the United States, 

175, 193, 250, 324, 460, 511, 512, 541, 

558, 571, 586, 675, 721, 1339 
Banneker, Benjamin, 8 
Banneker Institute, 8 
Bantemantel, Hans, 183 



Baptist Church, Pennypack, 364; Rhyd- 
wilmyn, 129 

Barbadoes, 515; commerce, 740 

Barbary States, 16, 461, 480, 589, 809; 
attacks on shipping, 591; bombard- 
ment of Algiers, 611; list of tribute 
articles, 1448; naval campaign against, 
809; negotiations with, 589; politics, 
461; seizure of American ships, 589; 
social conditions, 461; United States 
treaty with, 589; William Shaler, con- 
sul general, 589, 1172 

Barber, Rhoda, 30 

Barcelona, Spain, 528 

Barclay, David, 154 

Barclay, John, 31,485 

Barclay, Robert, 806 

Barely, ship, 567 

Bardley, John Beale, 108 

Barey, Jon, 538 

Baring, Alexander (Lord Ashburton), 
1583 

Baring and Hope, 1583 

Barker, Joshua, 32 

Barley, 1530 

Barn, Thomas, 250 

Barnes, Cornelius, 578 

Barney, Joshua, 32 

Barney, Charles D., and Company, 1492 

Barony of Imokilly, 485 

Barr, Samuel Victor, 1417 

Barrera, Anita de, 363 

Barron, James, 678, 809 

Barton, Benjamin Smith, 1, 34, 36 

Barton, Charles Crillon, 35 

Barton, George Washington, 1338 

Barton, Thomas, 227 (a), 552 

Barton, Thomas, estate, 108 

Bartram, Isaac, 36, 108 

Bartram, Isaac L., 1540 

Bartram, John, 36, 83 

Bartram, Sarah, 36 

Bartram, William, 36, 193 

Base Hospital No. 20, Phila., 1365 

Baseball clubs, Negro, 8 

Baso, Robert, 316 

Batavia, 553 

Bateman and Ware, controversy, 115 

Bates and Coates, 237 

Batho, John, 108 

Baton Rouge, La., 78; commerce, 571; 
mob violence, 78 

Battles, 39,400; Brandywine, 319, 498; 
Civil War, 82, 304, 307, 1546; Fair 
Oaks, 78; Gettysburg, 7, 304, 410, 
536; Lexington, 485; Mexican War, 



410; naval, 33, 466, 553; naval, Medi- 
terranean, 461; naval, War of 1812, 
589; New Orleans, 54, 589; Peters- 
burg, 1407; Rappahannock River, 7; 
Revolutionary War, 274, 701; War of 
1812, 466; Williamsford, 7; with Brit- 
ish warships, 202 

Bauche, M., 219 

Baum family, 231 

Baxter's Fire Zouaves, 1546 

Bayard, John, 1095 

Bayard, Mabel, 1595 

Bayard, Sam, 586 

Bayard, T. F., 238 

Baynton, Peter, 108 

Baynton and Wharton, 708, 1163 

Beale, Robert, 1151 

Beasley, land papers, 379 

Beatty, Charles, family, 37 

Beaufort, Comte de, 40 

Beaumont, A., 151 

Beaver County, 176; land titles, 489; 
real-estate transactions, 489 

Beaver Meadow Presbyterian Church, 
N. Y., 788 

Beck, Harry, 718 

Becket, William, 38 

Bedford, Isaac, 1221 

Bedford County, 316, 488, 632, 909, 
1457 

Beebe, Lewis, 39 

Beecher, Henry Ward, 199, 1381 

Beef, 136,411 

Beelen-Bertholff, Baron Frederick E. F. 
de, 40 

Beers family, 26 

Bees, 362 

Beggs, William, 1102 

Beissel, Conrad, 1610 

Belcher, Jonathan, 250 

Belgian aid, 903 

Belgium, 16; agent of, to United States, 
40; authors, 250 

Belgioioso, Count Barbiano de, 40 

Belknap, William, 645 

Bell, Helen, 310 

Bell, Peter, 108 

Bell, Richard, 1221 (a) 

Bell, Samuel W., 763 

Bell, Stathard and, 136 

Bellangee family, 716 

Bellefonte, 1376 

Bench and Bar of Philadelphia . . .,1308 

Bendersville, 724 

Benezet, Philip, 175 

Benners, Henry B., 1608 



Bennett, Jeremiah, 108 

Bensell, George F., 42 

Benson, Alexander, 108 

Benson, Thomas, 108 

Bent, George E., 1151 

Bentham, Jeremy, 227 (b) 

Bentley, David, 1222, 1540 

Benzinger, Mathias, 43 

Beranger, Penn v, 485 

Berean Society, 1223 

Berkeley, Josephine, 1351 

Berks County, 44, 144, 212, 319, 371, 
454, 485, 488; courts, 144; local gov- 
ernment, 44; muster roll, 950; Oley, 
history, 972; petitions in favor of 
proprietors, 485; real-estate transac- 
tions, 454; tax lists, 1101 

Berks County Historical Society, 1579 

Berkshire, Eng., 575 

Berkshire Furnace, 212 

Berlin, Germary, 354 

Bernington, Agnes, 1284 

Berridge, John, 189 

Bertolet, Amos W., 1540 

Bertolet, Peter G., 972 

Berwick, 162 

Besse Toseph 737 

Bethlehem, 456, 593, 1005; history, 947, 
1057, 1470; Moravians, 944; refugees, 
1035 

Betsy, ship, 108 

Betty, ship, 1144 

Beverly, Robert, 45 

Beylard, John, 368 

Bibb, steamer, 243 

Bible, 36, 303, 327, 476, 493, 507, 539; 
A. J. Edmunds, scholar of, 1342; 
Greek translations from, 657; inter- 
pretations, 303; new editions of, 114, 
227 (b) 

Bibliography, 227 (a), 227 (b), 247, 401; 
Andrew Bradford, 72; William Brad- 
ford, 72; catalogue reference, 238; 
Charles Godfrey Leland, 314 

Bibliotheque de Philosophic du Legis- 
late ur, \221 

Bibliotheque Nationale, 1385 

Biddle, Charles, 47 

Biddle, Clement, 48, 49, 250, 541, 765, 
1095 

Biddle, Edward, 144, 456 

Biddle, James, 798 

Biddle, Nicholas, 151, 175, 238, 324, 
511, 512, 586, 675; biography of, 1538 

Biddle, Mrs. Nicholas, 1451 

Biddle, Owen, 316, 692, 1041 



Biddle family, 765, 1451 

Biddle and Wharton, 50 

Biddle, Thomas A., and Co., 50; stock 
certificates of, 1339 

Biddle-Washington correspondence, 49 

Bigler, William, 51 

Billets Landing, 253 

Billingsport, N. J., 950 

Billmeyer, Mary G., 52 

Billmeyer, Michael, 108 

Billon, Frederick L., 766 

Bingham, John, 1151 

Bingham, William, 53, 1582, 1583 

Binney, Amos, 466 

Binney, Horace, 50, 236, 536, 586, 1505 

Binney, Susan, 1505 

Binney family, 1505 

Binns, John, 331,645, 1167 

Biography, 61, 245; authors, 401; com- 
posers, 401; Declaration of Independ- 
ence, signers, 238, 623; Friends, 154; 
Indians, 276; Moravians, 129; Old 
Congress, members, 193; Pennsylvania 
Constitutional Convention, members 
491; Allison, Joseph, 345; Biddle 
Nicholas, 1538; Binney, Horace, 1505 
Brown, Charles B.,460; Bryan, George 
1429; Buchanan, James, 91, 92; Carey 
Mathew, 227 (a); Chase, Salmon P. 
121, 460; Cooke, Jay, 460; Cox, Henry 
Hamilton, 153; Dallas, Alexander J. 
1460; De Benneville, George, 40 
Dickens, Charles, 170; Dickinson 
John, 211; Du Ponceau, P. S., 181 
Estaugh, Elizabeth, 115; Fahnestock 
George W., 197; Freeman, George W. 
538; Gilpin, Henry D., 238; Gilpin 
Thomas, 238, 1282; Grant, U. S. 
1461; Granville family, 249; Gwinnet 
Button, 320; Hare, Robert, 263; Har- 
rison, George L., 1464; Howard, John 
298; Hudson, Henry, 538; Jackson 
Caroline H., 313; Levy, John Patter- 
son, 364; Logan, Deborah, sketches 
379; Logan, George, 382; Logan 
James, papers, 379; McMillan, John 
407; Meade, George G., 410; Mifflin 
John, family, 419; Moorhead, John 
Motley, 1429; Morris, Robert, 460 
1270; Pemberton, James, 484; Penn 
William, 55; Poinsett, Joel R., 512 
Powel, Samuel, 263; Price, Eli Kirk 
526; Proud, Robert, 529; Read, George 
538; Ritter, Jacob, Jr., 553; Rodney 
C. A., 538; Rotch, William, 565 
Smith, Richard S., 612; Smith, Rev 



William, 1510; Van der Kemp, Francis 

Adrian, 682; Washington, George, 

175; White, William, 711; Williams, 

Talcott, 717 
Birch, George, 54 
Birch, Thomas, 193 
Birch, William R., 1018; autobiography, 

1581 
Bird, James, 108 
Bird, John, 578 
Bird, William, 212 
Birds, 363; drawings of, 36 
Birkey, W. J., 108 
Birmingham Mills, 1143 
Birney, David B., 679 
Bishop, William, 515 
Bizerte. See Barbary States 
Black, Mrs. E. C, 1540 
Black, Jeremiah, 9l 
Black, John, 1583 
Black, Joseph, 920 
Black, S. A., 1540 
Black, Misses, 1540 
Black Horse Hotel, Media, 714 
Blackmore, William, 55 
Blacksmiths, 108, 212, 1540, 1555 
Blackwell, John, 56, 379, 485 
Blackwell, Robert, 108, 686 
Blackwell, Thomas E., 1151 
Blaine, Ephraim, 57 
Blair, Francis C, controversy with J. 

C. Fremont, 164 
Blair County, 129 
Blake, W. P., 1482 
Blakeslee, John, 58 
Blakeslee, Samuel, 58 
Blakeslee family, 58 

Blanchard, , 1540 

Blankenburg, Rudolph, 1155 

Blankets, 108, 1540 

Blight, Atherton, 59 

Blockades, Civil War, 315; Napoleonic 

Wars, 553 
Blockley Farm, 108 
Blocklev General Hospital, 927, 1178 
Blois, France, 1224 
Bloomfield, Joseph, 956 
Bloomsbury Mill, 1540 
Blueprints, 582 
Blunston, Samuel, 352 
Board of Commissioners for Trade and 

Plantations, 1491 
Board of Trade, Phila., 1358 
Board of War, United States, 400, 425 
Bocage, Barbie du, 238 
Boethius, 529 



Bogart, Judith, 1225 

Boggs, Benjamin Randolph, 1391 

Boggs, Joseph, 541 

Boileau, Nathaniel B., 617 

Boinod, Daniel, 60 

Boker, Anne G., 61 

Boker family, 1340 

Boiler, Eliza, 62 

Boiler familv, 1341 

Bollman, Eric, 193, 250 

Boll man, George, 63 

Bombos, Father, 220 

Bonaduci, Lorenzo Boturini, 310 

Bonaparte, C. L., 236 

Bonaparte, Joseph, 250, 380 

Bond, , 1509 

Bond, George, 1594 

Bond, Phineas, 64, 1454 

Bonnaffon, Edmund W., 1452 

Bonnaffon, S., Jr., 1473 

Bonnaffon, Sylvester, 1452 

Bonsall, Benjamin S., 250 

Bonsall, Edward H., 65 

Bonsall, James, 108 

Bonsall, John, 1540 

Bookbinding, 108, 227 (a) 

Bookplates, 1569 

Books, extra-illustrated, 1095, 1543, 
1610, 1611 

Booksellers, 60, 108, 114, 215, 227 (a), 
227 (b), 236, 1435, 1540 

Boone, Jeremiah, 66 

Boot and Shoe Manufacturers of the 
United States, 768 

Booth, Mrs. Louisa C, 108 

Borbridge, Thomas, 1540 

Borbridge and Donlevy, 1540 

Bordeaux, France, 514 

Borie, John Joseph, 1602 

Borie, Sophie Beauveau, 1602 

Borie family, 1602 

Borie and Laguerenne, 1602 

Borton, Deborah, 67 

Boston, Mass., 145, 567, 642; bombard- 
ment, 200; disturbances, 638; exhibit 
of Gilbert Stuart's portraits, 642; 
relief of inhabitants, 352; water works, 
193 

Botany, 34, 36, 83, 175, 226, 327, 443, 
1405, 1587 

Boudinot, Elias, 68, 769 

Boundaries: Alaska, 25; Chester Co., 
398, 485; Creeks and Cherokees, 736; 
Delaware, 150, 398,485, 1455; Maine, 
510; Maryland, 150, 371, 398, 425, 
485, 697, 1455; New Castle Co., Del., 



398, 485; New Jersey, 450; North 
Carolina, 455; northwestern, 512; 
Pennsylvania, 371, 398, 425, 485, 517, 
536, 697, 1455; Pennsylvania counties, 
447; Texas, 512; Virginia, 455, 485 

Bounties, Civil War, 1546, 1558 

Bouquet, Henry, 36 

Bourse Building, Phila., 1358 

Bourse Corporation, Phila., 1358 

Bowen, Martha Powell, 227 (a) 

Boxer Rebellion, 544 

Boyd, John S., 1426 

Boyer, John, 69 

Boyer, Brooke, and Wilson, 108 

Boyle, John, 678 

Brabant, Netherlands, 242 

Brackenridge, Hugh H., 220, 645 

Braddock, Edward, 447, 770; defeat, 485 

Bradford, Andrew, 72 

Bradford, John, 250 

Bradford, Thomas, 70, 71, 72, 250, 1036, 
1095 

Bradford, William (1663-1752), 72, 328, 
771, 1165 

Bradford, William (1721-1791), 72, 108 

Bradford, William (1755-1795), 220, 
456, 686 

Bradford County, 176, 250; land titles, 
403; real-estate transactions, 403 

Bradford families, 71, 72 

Bradford Meeting, 150 

Bradford School, 150 

Brady, James W., 872 

Brandy, 331 

Brandywine, 108, 498, 538, 1050; battle 
of, 319 

Brandywine Hundred, 379, 1516 

Brandywine Manufacturing Co., 240 

Brandywine Mills, Del., 238 

Brass, 435 

Braxton, Carter v Willing, Morris and 
Co., and Robert Morris, 73 

Brayton, Annie Hare Powel, 1226 

Brazil, 736; commerce, 168, 183; eco- 
nomic conditions, 534; manuscript 
map of, 35; politics, 534 

Breck, Samuel, 74, 1148 

Breck and Green, 848 

Breckinridge, John C, 236, 645 

Brest, France, 736 

Breweries, 108, 1540 

Brewster, Benjamin H., 91 

Brey, Mrs. J. T., 1340 

Briar Creek, 316 

Bridge Companies, 1339 

Bridges, Sally, 759 



Bridges. See Internal improvements 

Bridgeton, N.J., 108 

Brief Account of the Province of Pennsyl- 
vania lately granted . . . to William 
Penn, 1313 

"Brief account of Pennsylvania in a let- 
ter to Richard Peters ... by Lewis 
Evans," 1267 

Bright, A. L., 772 

Briggs family, 75 

Brill, J. G., Co., 773, 1556 

Bringhurst, Hannah, 76 

Bringhurst, James, 76 

Bringhurst, John, 154 

Brinkle, S. C, 129 

Brinton, George, 1554 

Brinton, John, 1554 

Brinton, bonds and surveys, 150 

Brisbane, John, 1179 

Bristol, 484 

Bristol, Eng., 485, 810 

Britannia, ship, 1228 

British Merlin, almanac, 1326 

British Museum, 179, 1385 

Broadsides, 1155, 1375 

Broad-Toppe, 543 

Broadway, New York City, 254 

Brodhead, Daniel, 1145 

Broglie, Prince de, 25 

Bronson, Samuel, 1157 

Brook Cresse, Md., 80 

Brooke, John Rutter, 78 

Brooke, Ralph, 824 

Brooke, Robert, 780, 1003 

Brooke, Robert, of Maryland, 79 

Brooke, Roger, 80 

Brooke, William, 78 

Brooke, Boyer and Wilson, 108 

Brooklyn, N.Y., 538 

Brooklyn, U.S.S., 315 

Broom, Jacob, 1050 

Broomall, John Martin, 1512 

Brown, Andrew, 82 

Brown, Beulah, 1229 

Brown, Charles Brockden, 84, 460, 1230 

Brown, David Paul, 85 

Brown, David S., 108, 126, 776, 1113, 
1586 

Brown, Elijah, 84, 86, 1230 

Brown, Henry Armit, 1341 

Brown, Henry K., 164 

Brown, James, 238, 324, 512 

Brown, John, 87, 108 

Brown, John, 1231 

Brown, Kirk, 130 

Brown, Mrs. M. Stockton, 1146 



Brown, Mary, 1230 

Brown, Peter, 108 

Brown, W. L., 299 

Brown, William R., 108 

Brown family, 878, 1341 

Brown and Hanson, 1586 

Browne, Bennet Bernard, 79 

Browne, John, 175 

Browne, Peter A., 939 

Browne, William Hardcastle, 89 

Browning, Robert, 257 

Browning Society of Philadelphia, 1232 

Brownlow, William G., 175 

Bruce, David, 129 

Brumbaugh, Martin Grove, 1551 

Brussels, Belgium, 40 

Bryan, George, 22, 90, 193, 250, 888, 
1429 

Bryan's Tavern, 973 

Bryant, William Cullen, 1381 

Bryce, James, 22 

Buchanan, Elizabeth, 92 

Buchanan, Harriett, 92 

Buchanan, James, 22, 91, 193, 199, 238, 
266, 365, 447, 512, 517, 586, 1454; 
biography, 92; controversy with Gen- 
eral Scott, 91; diplomatic career, 91; 
family, 92; lectures, 91; legal career, 
91; political career, 91; presidential 
messages, 91 

Buchanan Fund, 93 

Buck, Charles N., 95 

Buck, Jacob E., 96 

Buck, William J., 849 

Buckingham, John Sheffield, Duke of, 97 

Buckingham Township, 697 

Buckley, William, 403 

Buckner, Simon B., 175 

Bucks County, 18, 22, 98, 175, 488; 
courts, 32, 281, 805; early settlers in, 
3, 37, 270, 316, 697; Friends, 186; 
inhabitants, 779; land titles, 484; 
muster roll, 950; petitions in favor 
of proprietors, 485; real-estate trans- 
actions, 454; social conditions, 186; 
taxes, 649 

Buckshot War, 510 

Budd, John, 316 

Budd, Wetherill and, 108 

Buenos Aires, Argentina, 512 

Buffington, Jonathan, 150 

Buffington, Lee H., 99 

Buffington, Peter, 150 

Building, 104, 108, 1540 

Building and Loan Association, 1418 

Bull, James H., 101 



Bull, Levi, 100 1740 72, 108, 140, 150, 184, 212, 215, 

Bull, Ole, 592 250, 271, 286, 306, 438, 454, 474, 

Bull family, 100 485, 708, 727, 1335, 1386, 1387, 

Bullit, John, 22 1540, 1550, 1552, 1555 
Bulwer-Lvtton, Edward, 22 1750 72, 108, 140, 150, 175, 184, 193, 

Bundeck, Mary, 337 212, 215, 250, 271, 286, 289, 306, 

Bunne, James, 808 438, 454, 479, 485, 708, 727, 940, 

Bunting, Josiah, 108 1386, 1387, 1540, 1550, 1552, 1555 
Bunting, Samuel, 102 1760 45,72,94, 108, 140, 150, 175, 184, 

Bunting, William M., 1539 193, 212, 215, 250, 253, 286, 289, 

Burbank, Luther, 22 306, 316, 329, 438, 454, 474, 485, 

Burd, Edward, 22, 108, 740, 778; estate, 654, 708, 727, 1169, 1193, 1301, 

103 1386, 1387, 1435, 1509, 1540, 

Burd, Edward Shippen, 22, 104, 108, 1550, 1552, 1555 

347, 595; law notes, 105 1770 45, 59, 60, 72, 108, 140, 150, 175, 

Burd, Mrs. Eliza H., 104 184, 193, 208, 212, 215, 250, 253, 

Burd, James, 454, 595 286, 289, 306, 316, 329, 395, 456, 

Burd, Sarah, 595 474, 485, 505, 541, 654, 708, 994, 

Burd family, 1174, 1494 1021, 1169, 1301, 1386, 1387, 

Burd Orphan Asylum, 104 1389, 1435, 1496, 1540, 1550, 

Bureau of Unemployment Relief, 1585 1552, 1555, 1587 
Burgoyne, John, 145 1780 19, 45, 49, 50, 59, 60, 63, 66, 72, 

Burke, Thomas, 455 77, 108, 140, 150, 184, 193, 208, 

Burleigh, C. C, 10 212, 215, 227 (a), 227 (b), 250, 

Burlington, N. J., 102, 129, 143, 154, 253, 286, 289, 292, 306, 316, 329, 

213, 301, 325, 450, 607, 698, 1450; 331,456,474,484,485,541,606, 

early settlers, 75, 551; land titles, 551 654, 708, 889, 1021, 1148, 1169, 

Burns, James, 106 1301, 1386, 1387, 1389, 1399, 

Burns, Robert, 583 1435, 1509, 1521, 1540, 1550, 

Burns Club, 583 1552, 1555, 1587, 1589 
Burnside, James, 779 1790 21,45,49,50,59,60,63,66,72, 

Burr, Aaron, 49, 238, 250, 489; contro- 77, 108, 140, 150, 169, 176, 184, 

versy with Hamilton, 47; denuncia- 193, 208, 212, 227 (a), 227 (b), 

tion of, 466; duel with Hamilton, 31, 250, 253, 286, 289, 306, 316, 329, 

1509 331, 374, 387, 437, 456, 474, 485, 

Burr, H., 1540 499, 541, 606, 622, 654, 675, 708, 

Burrell, Horace H., 1519 889, 1148, 1169, 1301, 1386, 1387, 

Busch, Miers, 107 1389, 1399, 1435, 1509, 1521, 

Buses, 1556 1540, 1550, 1552, 1554, 1555, 

Bush Hill, 780 1587, 1589, 1602 
Bush & Lordell Carwheel Co., 1392 1800 21, 45, 50, 66, 77, 108, 140, 150, 

Business cards, 1312 169, 175, 176, 184, 193, 208, 212, 

Business records: 227 (a), 227 (b), 250, 253, 286, 

1660 474 289, 306, 316, 329, 331, 367, 374, 

1670 22,193 378,437,438,456,474,479,485, 

1680 133,193,485 499,541,586,654,675,708,1148, 

1690 108,193,485 1169, 1301, 1343, 1386, 1387, 

1700 108, 140, 150, 157, 184, 454, 1427, 1435, 1486, 1509, 1521, 

485, 1335 1540, 1550, 1552, 1554, 1555, 

1710 108,111,140,150,157,175,184, 1587,1589,1602 

454, 474, 485, 1335 1810 21, 45, 50, 66, 77, 108, 140, 150, 

1720 108, 111, 140, 150, 184, 212, 454, 169, 175, 176, 184, 193, 208, 212, 

474, 485, 1335, 1552, 1555 227 (a), 227 (b), 250, 253, 286, 

1730 108, 140, 150, 184, 212, 250, 286, 289, 306, 329, 331, 367, 374, 378, 

454, 474, 485, 708, 1335, 1165, 437, 456, 474, 479, 499, 586, 622, 

1386, 1540, 1550, 1552, 1555 654, 675, 708, 877, 1148, 1301, 



1343, 1377, 1386, 1387, 1427, 1552, 1554, 1555, 1556, 1586, 

1435, 1486, 1487, 1509, 1521, 1602 

1540, 1550, 1552, 1554, 1555, 1880 148, 227 (a), 253, 286, 374, 1176, 

1587, 1589, 1602 1337, 1392, 1401, 1471, 1486, 

1820 21,66,77,104,108,140,150,169, 1509, 1540, 1550, 1552, 1554, 

175, 176, 184, 193, 208, 212, 1555, 1556, 1586, 1602 

227 (a), 227 (b), 250, 253, 286, 1890 148, 374, 1176, 1337, 1392, 1401, 

289, 329, 367, 374, 378, 437, 456, 1469, 1471, 1486, 1540, 1550, 

474, 479, 499, 586, 654, 675, 694, 1552, 1554, 1555, 1556, 1586 

877, 1148, 1301, 1328, 1343, 1377, 1900 148, 374, 1176, 1337, 1392, 1401, 

1386, 1387, 1392, 1400, 1427, 1469, 1471, 1486, 1540, 1550, 

1435, 1486, 1487, 1509, 1521, 1552, 1555, 1556, 1586 

1540, 1550, 1552, 1554, 1555, 1910 374,1251,1337,1392,1401,1469, 

1586, 1587, 1589, 1602 1471, 1486, 1540, 1556, 1586 

1830 21, 45, 50, 66, 77, 96, 104, 108, 1920 1251, 1337, 1392, 1469, 1471, 

140, 150, 175, 176, 184, 193, 212, 1486, 1540, 1556 

227, 238, 250, 253, 286, 289, 329, 1930 1251, 1337, 1469, 1471, 1540, 

367, 374, 378, 393, 436, 437, 456, 1556. See also types of business 

474, 586, 654, 675, 694, 776, 1156, Buston, Thomas F., 189 

1159, 1328, 1337, 1343, 1377, Butler, A., 512 

1386, 1392, 1400, 1403, 1427, Butler, B. F., 1407 

1435, 1458, 1485, 1486, 1487, Butler, Fannv Kemble, 1155, 1447 

1488, 1490, 1494, 1509, 1521, Butler, Miss Frances, 1584 

1540, 1542, 1550, 1552, 1554, Butler, Pierce, 109, 380, 1447, 1584 

1555, 1586, 1587, 1602 Butler, Pierce (Mease), 1447 

1840 21,45,77,108,140,148,150,176, Butler, Richard, 110 

184, 193, 195, 223, 227 (a), 253, Butler, Samuel Worcester, 1233 

286, 289, 329, 367, 374, 393, 436, Butler, Rev. Thomas, 1419 

456, 474, 654, 675, 694, 776, 1 147, Butler, Thomas (Tinsmith), 1234 

1207, 1328, 1337, 1343, 1386, Butler family, 1447 

1390, 1392, 1400, 1403, 1427, Byers, James, 466 

1435, 1454, 1458, 1485, 1486, Byrd, William, 36 

1487, 1488, 1494, 1509, 1521, Byron, George Gordon (Lord Byron), 

1540, 1550, 1552, 1554, 1555, 193 

1586, 1602 

1850 21, 45, 108, 148, 150, 176, 193, Caballeros de la Luz, 756 

195, 223, 227 (a), 253, 286, 289, Cabinet-maker, 1215 

367, 374, 393, 456, 474, 654, 675, Cabot et al. v Bingham, 1583 

694, 776, 1146, 1147, 1207, 1328, Cadwalader, Dr. Charles E., 1454 

1337, 1343, 1386, 1390, 1392, Cadwalader, Gen. George, 1454 

1400, 1403, 1435, 1454, 1458, Cadwalader, Gen. John, 111, 250, 1041, 

1484, 1485, 1486, 1487, 1488, 1454 

1509, 1521, 1540, 1550, 1552, Cadwalader, Judge John, 1235, 1454 

1554, 1555, 1586, 1602 Cadwalader, John, Jr., 1454 

1860 108, 148, 150, 176, 227 (a), 253, Cadwalader, Dr. Thomas, 1454 

269, 286, 289, 367, 374, 474, 614, Cadwalader, Gen. Thomas, 1454 

654, 694, 776, 1143, 1147, 1176, Cadwalader Grays, 1110 

1207, 1215, 1328, 1337, 1392, Cadwalader-Reed controversy, 1454 

1403, 1435, 1454, 1458, 1484, Caesar, Julius, 576 

1485, 1486, 1488, 1509, 1540, Caesars, 97 

1550, 1552, 1554, 1555, 1586, Calcutta, India, 154, 1375 

1602 Caldwell, ,1540 

1870 108, 126, 148, 150, 227 (a), 253, Caldwell, Charles, 108 

286, 374, 776, 1176, 1207, 1328, Calfe, John, 957 

1337, 1392, 1403, 1435, 1454, Calhoun, Alexander, 36 

1484, 1486, 1509, 1540, 1550, Calhoun, Benjamin C, 112 



Calhoun, John C, 94, 151, 238, 250, 380, 
447, 466, 512, 517, 645; address to, 
517; opposition to Andrew Jackson, 
645; political influence, 238 

Calico, 287, 582, 1586 

California, 108, 558, 728; birds, 226; 
J. F. Flagg on, 1425; flora, 226; gold 
discovery, 158, 238; history, 1311; 
mines, 1499; statehood, 238; topog- 
raphy, 101 

Callender, William, 1123 

Calligraphy, 311 

Callowhill, Hannah, 485 

Callowhill Market, 967 

Calvert County, Md., 80 

Calvert family, Lords Baltimore, 111, 
183, 485, 1333, 1455; agreements 
with William Penn, 655; petition to 
George II, 485 

Camac, William Masters, 1420 

Cambria County, 176 

Cambridge, Mass., orderly books, 973 

Camden, N.J., 1540, 1546; tax lists, 
1101; voters list, 781 

Cameron, Simon, 91, 151, 250, 266, 557, 
645, 1151 

CammerhoflF, John Christopher Fred- 
erick, 782 

Campbell, Colin, 129 

Campbell, Hugh G., 331 

Campbell, James M., 113 

Campbell, John, telescope of, 114 

Campbell, Samuel, 114 

Campion, Peters, and Linder, 499 

Camps: Brandywine, 973, 1093; Bloom- 
field, 973; Charles, 973; Deposit, 973; 
Dupont, 973, 1093; Fairfield, 973; 
Great Falls, 974 

Canada, 116; annexation to United 
States, 178; campaign against, 39; 
controversy with United States, 512; 
economic conditions, 178; Harding's 
visit to, 262; insurrection, 250, 511; 
military expedition to, 590; politics, 

^ 178; War of 1812, 482 

Canal boats, 108 

Canal companies, 722, 1148, 1328, 1339. 
See also names of individual com- 
panies 

Canals. See Internal improvements 

Canedo, Juan de, 512 

Canfield, D. B., 939 

Cannibals, 172 

Canoes, 317 

Canonsburg, 407 

Canterbury, 379 



Canton, China, 108, 734; commerce, 622 

Cantwells Bridge, Del., 108 

Cape May, N.J., 322, 359, 622 

Cape of Good Hope, 553 

Capen, Nahum, 91 

Capital punishment, 10 

Capitol, restoration, 558 

Cappelis, Major de, 848 

Cappers, Rebecca, 541 

Caracas, Venezuela (Great Colombia), 
459 

Carbon County, 488 

Carey, Edward L., 227 (a) 

Carey, Henry C, 227 (a), 645 

Carey, Mathew, 227 (a), 227 (b) 

Carey family, 227 (a), 1509 

Carey and Hart, 227 (a) 

Carey and Lea, 227 (a), 236 

Carey, Lea and Carey, 236 

Caricatures: Charles Dickens, 170; po- 
litical leaders, 117 

Carlisle, 57, 310, 339, 616; orderly book, 
973 

Carmault, Gough and, 108 

Carnarvon, 319 

Carnegie, Andrew, 645 

Carolina, 36, 357, 440, 455; brigade, 
1118; Friends, 440, 463; Revolution- 
ary War, defense of, 357; social con- 
ditions, 463. See also North Carolina, 
South Carolina 

Caroline County, Md., 129 

Carpenter, Louis H., 115 

Carpenter, Samuel, 328 

Carpenter family, 115 

Carpentry, 108, 150 

Carpet, 1260 

Carr, Josephine, 1236 

Carr, Robert, 116 

Carriage makers, 108 

Carson, Hampton L., 117, 1087, 1180 

Carson, Joseph, 108 

Cart, Samuel, 246 

Cart family, 294 

Cartel, 514 

Carter, Lucius, 982 

Carter, Robert, 940 

Carter family, 295 

Cartoons, 117, 250, 332, 397, 1155 

Cary's School (Mrs.), 1160 

Casanove, Theophilus, 489 

Caspian Sea, 512 

Cass, Lewis, 512 

Cassat, D., 499 

Cassel, Abraham H., 310, 620, 1610 

Caswell, Richard, 455 



Catalan, 528 

Catalogues, 198, 642, 649, 687, 696, 742; 
Coleman, Penn Papers, 56; Dreer 
collection, 175; Edward Burd law 
library, 104; of medals, 576; of china, 
136; Pennsylvania and Delaware state 
papers, 111; references to bibliogra- 
phy, 238 

Catesby, Mark, 36 

Cathedrals, 179 

Catholic (Roman) Church: clergy, 175; 
Indian missions, 101; in Europe, 615; 
influence, 101; popes, 250 

Cathrall, Charles E., 118 

Catskill Mountains, 36 

Cattle, 1454, 1582 

Cattle brands, 917 

Caucasus, 512 

Cay, David, 250 

Cecil County, Md., 546 

Cedar Swamps, 934 

Cemeteries, 376, 680; Friends, 401; 
Kensington, 892; Lebanon, 8; Penn- 
sylvania, 319 

Centennial Exposition, 51, 119, 193, 
278, 702, 713, 1482, 1529, 1544; 
Board of Awards, 1499; register of 
visitors at Women's Depot, 1237; 
Women's Committee, 1138 

Central Park, N.Y., 254 

Central Phrenological Society of Phila- 
delphia, 756 

Centre County, 488, 1471, 1596 

Chalfant, Jesse, 108 

Chalfant, Joel, 108 

Chalkley, Thomas, 129 

Chaloner and White, 120 

Chamberlain, Joseph, 250 

Chamberlain family, 150 

Chamber of Accounts, U. S., 236 

Chamber of Commerce, Phila., 1382 

Chambers, Gordon, 1148 

Chambers, James, 973, 1238 

Chambers, Sargent, 316 

Chambers family, 878 

Champion, Joseph, 1181 

Chandler, Mary Ann, 1239 

Chandler family, 150 

Chapman, N., 585 

Charikees. See Cherokees 

Charming Forge, 212 

Charleston, S.C., 179, 314, 331, 455, 
1445; burning of, 400; earthquake, 
1421; journev to, 302; naval battles, 
864; siege of,' 1078 

Charlestown, ship, 1144 



Chase, Salmon P., 645; biographical 
notes, 121; biography, 460 

Chateaubriand, 688 

Chatham, William Pitt, Earl of, 383 

Chatham, Chester Co., Pa., 1540 

Chauncey, Isaac, 482 

Cheltenham and Willow Grove Turn- 
pike, 122 

Chemistry, 24, 108, 601, 1487 

Chenier, Andre, 390 

Cherokees (Charikees), 480, 512, 736; 
memorials to Congress, 586; treatv, 
466 

Chesapeake, U.S.S., 466 

Chesapeake Bay, 310, 357, 590; French 
fleet in, 357; Indians, 310; flotilla, 445 

Cncss 4 

Chester, 153, 238, 485, 697, 896, 1540, 
1590; history, 1308, 1470; schools, 
150; Watson's visit, 697 

Chester County, 123, 124, 175, 212, 316, 
319, 327, 371, 384, 482; boundaries, 
398, 485; courts, 383, 603, 805, 943; 
deed book, 1240; East Vincent Town- 
ship, 822; economic conditions, 228, 
527; history, 812, 1600; land titles, 
369, 460, 484, 485, 488, 646, 651; 
petitions in favor of proprietors, 485; 
politics, 383; real-estate transactions, 
369, 454; Schuylkill Township, 1070; 
survey by Anthony Wayne, 699; tax 
collecting, 1380; tax list, 595 

Chester County Historical Society, 150 

Chester Springs, 150 

Chesterfield Meeting, 129, 1354 

Chestertown, Md., 739 

Chestnut Hill Ore Bank, 253, 1488 

Chestnut Hill and Spring House Turn- 
pike Road, 855 

Chestnut St., Phila., 379, 611 

Chevalier, John, 108, 1540 

Chevalier, Peter, 108, 1540 

Chew, Benjamin, 125, 238, 310 

Chew, David S. B., 126, 776 

Chew, Robert, 145 

Chew family, 1455 

Cheyney, Thomas, 1241 

Cheyney, Waldron J., 1499 

Chickasaws, 466, 480 

Childs, Cephas Grier, 127; estate, 993 

Childs, George W., 175 

China, 108, 413, 1242, 1593; Boxer 
Rebellion, 544; commerce, 136, 622, 
687, 734, 1540; voyage to, 1115 

China Packet, ship, 787 

Chinaware, 108; catalogues of, 136 



Choctaws, 218 

Choiseul, Due de, 25 

Cholera, 380 

Christ Church, 499 

Christ Church Hospital, 128 

Christ Church and St. Peters, 129 

Christ Healing the Sick, 1314 

Christian's Brun, 1035 

Christian Church, Piqua, O., 129 

Christiana, Del., 108 

Christina, Queen of Sweden, 1095 

Christmas, 238, 254, 623 

Chronicle Fire Tables, The, 205 

Chronology, 9; European history, 175; 
world history, 740 

Church of the Epiphany, Phila., 1516; 
tombstone inscriptions, 788 

Churches, 129, 175, 425, 1318; Baptist, 
129, 364; Chester Co., 150; Christian, 
129; Dutch Reformed, 129, 1518; 
Episcopal, 1478, 1516, 1517; Lutheran, 
129, 233, 348, 367, 574; Methodist, 
1161; Pennsylvania, 711; Perkiomen, 
1592; Philadelphia, 129, 348, 550, 659, 
680; Presbyterian, 8, 250, 367; Re- 
formed Church Association, 367; Uni- 
tarian, 680, 707; Universalist, 680, 

^ 1416; Walloon, 250 

Churchman, George, 130, 131 

Churchman, John, 130 

Churchmen's Missionary Assoc, 129 

Cincinnati, O., view of, 466 

Cincinnati, Society of the, 391 

Citizens' Bounty Fund Committee, 1558 

Citizens' Permanent Relief Committee, 
1421 

Citizens' Temperance Union, 756 

City Hall, Phila., 1360 

City National Bank, 1545 

City Tavern, Phila., 795 

Civil Code papers, 710 

Civil Service Reform Association, 1369 

Civil Service Reform League, Pa., 1436 

Civil, Social, and Statistical Associates, 
756 

Civil War, 7, 51, 78, 91, 113, 115, 121, 
138, 151, 164, 173, 224, 329, 397, 410, 
425, 460, 532, 544, 599, 610, 616, 634, 
679, 728, 1149, 1244, 1454, 1502, 
1509, 1546, 1584, 1591, 1606, 1609; 
army memoranda, 1059; Army of 
Potomac, 410; battle of Gettysburg, 
536, 610; battles, 82, 304, 307, 1546; 
blockade of Southern ports, 315; 
bounties, 1546, 1558; camp life, 82; 
campaign maps, 304; campaigns, 410; 



casualties, 304, 410, 1139; Citizens' 
Bounty Fund Committee, 1558; coast 
survey, 304; commissions, 635; courts 
martial, 227; deserters, 278; diaries, 
175, 1502, 1503, 1542, 1607; disabled 
soldiers, 256; effect on authors, 634; 
engineering, 304, 410; envelopes, 
1546, 1605; financing, 121, 148; First 
Pennsylvania Volunteer Cavalry, 329; 
Frankfort Arsenal invoice book, 1187; 
Great Central Fair, 224, 679, 865, 
1062, 1546; Gwynedd Invincibles, 319; 
Harper's Ferry headquarters, 872; in- 
vasion of Pennsylvania, 319; Jesse 
Johnson's diary, 1299; Lee's surren- 
der, 304; lithographs, 250; Wm. 
McCarter's My Life in the Army, 
1307; McMichael's letters on, 1352; 
maps, Army of Potomac, 410; maps, 
Southern states, 410; Marine Corps, 
1546; Martinsburg, W. Va., head- 
quarters, 921; and Gen. Meade, 1407; 
medicine, 138, 532; mementoes, 397; 
military records, 589; munitions, 278; 
naval battles off Charleston, S.C., 864; 
naval courts-martial, 494; navy, 
227 (a), 1417; Negro regiments, 490, 
847; Capt. Newhall's letters on, 1409; 
officers, 175, 250; officers' contro- 
versies, 410; orphans, 256; pamphlet 
on, 634; pardons, 1546; participation 
of Isaac Wistar, 728; peace conven- 
tions, 250; Pennsylvania Volunteers, 
425, 610, 998, 1546; Phila. banks, 
1104; Phila. sentiments, 278; politics, 
227 (a), 410; provisions, 790, 924; 
reconnaissance of Susquehanna River, 
937; rioting, 279; Sanitary Commis- 
sion, 679, 1062; sanitation, 679; sol- 
diers' relief, 1137; 3rd Pennsylvania 
Cavalry, 536; 12th Army Corps, 1574; 
Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, 
1580; U. S. Army, 410; U. S. Navy, 
544; Valley campaign, 1546; Va. cam- 
paign, 304. See also Confederate States 
of America 

Civil Works Administration, 1568, 1579 

Claiborne, W. C. C, 466 

Clark, Adele C, 1245 

Clark, Brainard, 108 

Clark, Charles E., 759 

Clark, Daniel {fl. 1760), 108 

Clark, Daniel, 238, 541 

Clark, Ephraim, 1457 

Clark, Thomas, 1118 

Clark, William, Jr., 132 



Clark and Jones, 331 

Clark and Lochry Expedition, 425 

Clark and Raser, 1540 

Clarke, Samuel, 331 

Clarkson, Mathew, 1389 

Clarkson, William, 250, 1540 

Clarkson Institute of Pennsylvania, 756 

Clarkson School, 490 

Classical Institute, 198 

Clay, Henry, 199, 238, 324, 534, 557, 

645, 1378, 1450; bitterness against 

Jackson, 324 
Clay, Joseph A., Spanish indemnities, 

107 
Claymont, Del., 1516 
Claypoole, George, 605 
Claypoole, J. A., 774 
Claypoole, James, 108 
Clayton, R., 974 
Clayton, Moulder and, 108 
Clearfield County, 43, 176, 488; land 

titles, 42 
Clearing House for Homeless Men, 1585 
Cleaver, Ellis, 108 
Cleever, William, 785 
Clement, John C, 134 
Clemson, Elizabeth C, 135 
Clemson family, 27 
Cleveland, Grover, 78 
Cleveland, O., 715 
Clifford, John, 136 
Clifford, Thomas, 136, 484 
Clifford estate v Stephen Girard, 136 
Cliffton, William, 137 
Cline, Henry, 108 
Clinton, De Witt, 250, 254, 682 
Clinton, George, 250 
Clinton Countv, 1471, 1520 
Clocks, 108 
Cloth, 108, 136, 150, 367, 541, 582, 1586; 

samples of, 49, 1586 
Clothing, 659, 1540 
Clover Club, 1393 
Clover Hill, 1450 
Clow, Andrew, 250, 1186 
Clow and Company, 889 
Club Stable, 756 
Clubs. See names of clubs 
Clymer, Daniel C, 138 
Clymer, George, 250, 1183 
Clymer, Henry, 138 
Clymer, Meredith, 138 
Clymer, William, 138 
Clymer family, 138 
Coal, 108, 127, 253, 435, 458, 654, 1147, 

1471, 1540, 1582 



Coast, U.S. : maps, 410; survey, 243, 304 

Coates, Benjamin, 108, 139, 140 

Coates, Beulah, 139 

Coates, George M., 140 

Coates, Joseph Saunders, 891 

Coates, Josiah, 108, 140 

Coates, Mary, 140, 1540 

Coates, Samuel, 108, 140, 250, 792 

Coates, Sarah, 759 

Coates, Thomas, 108, 227 (a) 

Coates, William M., 139 

Coates, Bates and, 237 

Coates and Revnell, 140 

Cobb, David, 1583 

Cobbett, William, 193, 227 (b) 

Cochran, Henry C., 141 

Codman, John, 1583 

Codman, Stephen, 1583 

Codorus Forge, 253 

Codorus Ore Bank, 253 

Coffee, 108, 168, 331 

Coffee family, 294 

Cohocksink Presbyterian Church, 250 

Cole, Jacob Thomas, 1582 

Cole, Thomas, 193 

Cole family, Jamaica, 1582 

Colebrookdale Furnace, 212 

Coleman, William, 108 

Coleman catalogue of Penn papers, 56 

Coles, Edward, 1458 

Coles, John, 240 

Coles family, 1458 

College Camp, 175 

College of New Jersey, 209. See also 

Princeton College 
College of Philadelphia, 603, 613, 794; 

diplomas, 34; treasurer, 108. See also 

University of Pennsylvania 
Colleges. See Schools 
Collens familv, 294 
Collieries, 227 
Collin, Lewis, 795 
Collins, Ann, 1587 
Collins, Isaac, 142 
Collins, Matthew, 143 
Collins, Stephen, 193, 1587 
Collins, Zaccheus, 1587 
Collins family, 142 
Collins, Longstreth and Co., 108 
Collinson, Peter, 36, 144, 193 
Collis, Charles Henry Tucker, 1606 
Colombia, 113; commerce, 276, 459; 

legal controversies, 459; politics, 276; 

social conditions, 276 
Colonial Society of Pennsylvania, 1369 
Colorado, 78 



Colt, Judah, 236 1780 90, 92, 108, 140, 150, 176, 212, 

Columbia and St. Charles Furnace, 253 227 (a), 250, 253, 266, 316, 329, 

Columbia County, 250, 1596 335, 485, 547, 595, 640, 740 

Columbia River, 310 1790 92, 108, 140, 150, 175, 176, 212, 

Columbian Transportation Line, 1540 227 (a), 250, 253, 266, 316, 329, 

Colvius, 529 449, 485, 547, 595, 640, 687, 740 

Comanches, 310 1800 92, 108, 140, 150, 175, 176, 212, 

Comfort, Samuel, 737 227 (a), 250, 253, 266, 316, 329, 

Commerce, 28, 40, 86, 108, 136, 286, 449, 485, 547, 595, 640, 687, 740 

361,383, 393, 693, 1486, 1509; Africa, 1810 92, 108, 140, 150, 175, 212, 

154; Antigua, 740; Baltic, 612; Barba- 227 (a), 250, 253, 266, 329, 485, 

does, 740; Batavia, 553; Baton Rouge, 547, 595, 640, 685, 687, 740 

La., 571; Brazil, 168, 183, 534; Can- 1820 92, 108, 140, 150, 175, 212, 

ton, 622; Cape of Good Hope, 553; 227 (a), 250, 253, 266, 329, 547, 

China, 108, 136, 622, 687, 734; 595, 640, 685, 687, 740 

Colombia, 276, 459; Colonial, 1491; 1830 92, 108, 140, 150, 175, 212, 

Delaware, 108, 166, 250, 326, 485; 227 (a), 250, 253, 266, 329, 547, 

East Indies, 687; England, 48, 108, 595, 685, 740 

136,150,155,250,513,541,561,638, 1840 92, 108, 140, 150, 175, 227 (a), 

660, 693; Europe, 184, 331, 462, 1582; 250, 253, 266, 329, 547, 595, 685, 

Florida, 541; France, 136, 412, 541; 740 

French America, 541; Germany, 95, 1850 92, 108, 140, 150, 175, 227 (a), 

252; Holland, 136, 183, 541; India, 250, 253, 266, 595, 614, 740 

1587; Italy, 136; Java, 553; Liverpool, I860 92, 108, 150, 227 (a), 253, 266, 

140; London, 210; Louisiana, 238; 269, 610, 614, 740 

Madeira, 561; Martinique, 541; Mary- 1870 92, 108, 150, 227 (a), 253, 266, 

land, 108, 571; Massachusetts, 353; 610 

Mexico, 512; Mississippi, 541; Missis- 1880 92, 150, 227 (a), 253, 266, 610 

sippi Valley, 238; Montgomery Co., 1890 92, 227 (a), 266, 610 

223, 319; Newburyport, Mass., 250; 1900 92, 227 (a), 266, 610 

New England, 227; New Jersey, 108, 1910 92, 227 (a), 266, 610 

250, 292, 359, 622, 633, 640, 727; New 1920 227 (a) 

Orleans, 393; New York, 216, 571; 1930 227 (a); 

Northampton Co., 317, 456; North- Philadelphia: 

umberland Co., 458; notes on, 654; 1700 108, 474, 708 

Nova Scotia, 243; 1710 84, 108, 474, 485, 515, 708 

Pennsylvania: 1720 108, 136, 474, 485, 515, 524, 708 

1700 140, 150, 175, 227 (a), 246, 250, 1730 108, 136, 250, 474, 485, 515, 524, 

485, 595 660, 708 

1710 140, 150, 175, 227 (a), 246, 485, 1740 108, 136, 250, 271, 438, 474, 485, 

595 515, 524, 542, 654, 660, 694, 708 

1720 108, 140, 150, 212, 227 (a), 246, 1750 108, 136, 250, 271, 438, 474, 485, 

485, 594, 595 515, 625, 654, 694, 708 

1730 108, 140, 150, 212, 227 (a), 246, 1760 72, 94, 108, 136, 236, 250, 289, 

250, 266, 485, 594, 595, 640, 740 438, 462, 474, 485, 515, 541, 571, 

1740 108, 140, 150, 212, 227 (a), 246, 625, 654, 694, 708 

250, 266, 485, 594, 595, 640, 740 1770 50, 72, 94, 108, 136, 250, 287, 289, 

1750 108, 140, 150, 175, 212, 227 (a), 474, 485, 513, 515, 541, 571, 625, 

246, 250, 266, 329, 339, 485, 594, 632, 639, 654, 694, 708 

595,640,740 1780 19,50,77,108,136,250,287,289, 

1760 108, 140, 150, 175, 176, 212, 331,374,474,485,514,541,553, 

227 (a), 246, 250, 253, 266, 316, 571, 632, 654, 694, 708 

329, 339, 485, 594, 595, 640, 740 1790 50, 77, 95, 108, 136, 169, 238, 250, 

1770 92, 108, 140, 150, 175, 176, 212, 252, 289, 331, 367, 374, 389, 474, 

227 (a), 250, 253, 266, 316, 329, 485, 514, 516, 541, 553, 571, 632, 

485, 529, 594, 595, 640, 740 654, 694, 708, 709 



1800 50, 77, 95, 108, 136, 238, 250, 289, 

331, 367, 374, 378, 474, 479, 485, 

514, 516, 541, 553, 571, 632, 654, 

694, 708, 1218 
1810 50, 77, 95, 108, 136, 192, 238, 250, 

289, 331, 367, 374, 378, 474, 479, 

485, 514, 541, 553, 571, 654, 694, 

708, 718, 734 
1820 50, 77, 95, 108, 136, 169, 192, 238, 

289, 367, 374, 378, 435, 474, 479, 

514, 553, 571, 654, 694, 708, 718, 

734 
1830 50, 77, 95, 107, 108, 136, 238, 289, 

367, 374, 378, 474, 514, 553, 571, 

654, 694, 718, 734 
1840 77, 95, 107, 108, 238, 257, 289, 

367, 374, 474, 514, 569, 571, 654, 

694, 718 
1850 107, 108, 257, 289, 367, 374, 474, 

514, 569, 571, 654, 694, 718 
1860 107, 108, 257, 289, 328, 367, 374, 

474, 654, 694, 718 
1870 107, 108, 257, 289, 374, 654, 694, 

718 
1880 108, 289, 374, 694 
1890 108, 374 
1900 108, 374 
1910 374; 

Puerto Rico, 518; Portugal, 136, 541; 
Reading, 252; Rhode Island, 108; 
Russia, 136, 150; St. Genevieve, Mo., 
569; St. Pierre, 541; Scandinavia, 612; 
South Africa, 183; South America, 
459, 553; South Carolina, 331; Spain, 
136, 541; Spanish America, 541; Su- 
matra, 553; Towanda, 691; 
United States: 
1700 150, 157, 193 
1710 150, 157, 193 
1720 27, 150, 157, 193 
1730 27, 150, 157, 193, 740 
1740 27, 108, 150, 157, 193, 740 
1750 27, 108, 150, 157, 193, 740 
1760 27, 108, 150, 157, 193, 462, 740 
1770 27, 108, 150, 157, 193, 236, 287, 

632, 740 
1780 27, 48, 108, 150, 157, 193, 236, 

238, 287, 412, 558, 632, 740 
1790 27, 48, 95, 108, 150, 157, 193, 237, 

238, 250, 252, 305, 558, 571, 632, 

740 
1800 95, 108, 150, 157, 193, 237, 238, 

250, 558, 571, 612, 632, 740 
1810 95, 108, 150, 157, 193, 237, 238, 

512, 558, 571, 589, 612, 740 



1820 95, 108, 126, 150, 157, 193, 237, 
512, 558, 571, 740 

1830 95, 108, 126, 150, 157, 193, 
227 (a), 558, 571, 740 

1840 95, 108, 150, 157, 193, 227 (a), 
558, 740 

1850 108, 126, 150, 157, 193, 227 (a), 
237, 740 

1860 108, 126, 150, 157, 740 

1870 108, 126, 150, 157 

1880 108, 126, 157 

1890 157 

1900 157 

1910 157 

1920 157; 
United States territories, 136; Vir- 
ginia, 108, 571, 629; Washington and 
Annapolis tariff rates, 1151; West, 
148; western territories, 728; W T est 
Indies, 66, 73, 108, 136, 183, 184, 227, 
250, 290, 331, 462, 513, 515, 541, 553, 
561, 625, 660, 740, 1153, 1399, 1582; 
York Co., 259, 408 

Commerce, ship, 393 

Commercial Rooms Association, 108 

Commercial Trust Company, 1543 

Commission for the Relief of Philadel- 
phia Volunteers, 1456 

Commission on Revision of the Consti- 
tution of Pennsylvania, 1180 

Committee of Defence, Phila., 502 

Committee of Observation, 959, 1012 

Committee of Safety, Northumberland 
Co., 966 

Commonplace books, 1530, 1582; 

1720 498 

1730 175 

1750 595, 1564 

1760 283, 1231, 1564, 1582 

1770 145, 357, 493, 1396, 1564 

1780 145, 327, 329, 485, 541, 1211, 
1289, 1396, 1508, 1564 

1790 18, 295, 327, 541, 1396, 1508, 1564 

1800 18, 295, 327, 1508, 1564 

1810 18, 295, 327, 1508, 1564 

1820 18, 61, 323, 1564 

1830 18,61,323,448,1238,1564 

1840 18, 61, 323, 576, 1238, 1564 

1850 61, 1505, 1564 

1860 61, 1509 

1870 61 

1880 61 

Communism, in Phila., 1361 

Company of Merchants Trading to 
Africa, 154 

Conarroe, George M., 146 



Concord Quarterly Meeting, 150 

Conden, Thomas S., 1338 

Conestogas, 30; massacre of, 310, 752 

Conewago, 129 

Confederacy, frigate, 222 

Confederate States of America: army, 
1546, 1575; letters, 1456; money, 205, 
1546, 1559, 1603; navy, 250; oaths of 
allegiance, 1546; Post Office, 1546; 
prisons, 278, 1607 

Confederation of the United States, 1261 

Congress, United States, 91, 144, 146 
175, 193, 194, 200, 207, 250, 300, 316 
356, 425, 446, 451, 560, 675, 702, 714 
Cherokee memorials to, 586; extraor- 
dinary session, 389; Greek issue, 512 
House of Representatives, 392, 425 
676; journal of, 383; memorials to 
324; J. Hampton Moore in, 1541 
North Carolina, 331; Old, 175, 250 
425; petitions, 312; President of, 144 
proposal of Comte de Beaufort, 40 
resolutions, 312; routine work of a 
member, 1512; Senate, 158, 425, 676 
treaty-making powers, 392 

Congress, U.S.S., 106, 541, 755, 798 

"Congressional Pugilists," cartoon, 1155 

Congressional Register, 799 

Connecticut, 58, 222, 238, 447, 456; 
claims, 90, 485, 488, 800, 1604; Dela- 
ware-Susquehanna, land purchases, 
176; disputes with Pennsylvania and 
New York, 387; early settlers, 58; in- 
truders, 176; land speculations, 571 

Connelly, John, 973 

Connelly, Lemuel S., 1540 

Conner family, 147 

Conrad, and Kimber, 1295 

Conshohocken, 1579 

Consolidated Insurance Co., 205 

Constellation, U.S.S., 106, 672, 1108 

Constitution, 91, 146, 227 (b), 250, 455, 
721; draft of, 721; jubilee of, 91; 
signers, 146 

Constitution de la Republique de Pensyl- 
vanie, 1227 

Constitution Sesqui-Centennial Cele- 
bration, 1246 

Constitution, U.S.S., 267, 304, 306, 541 

Constitutional Assembly, 484 

Constitutional Centennial Commission, 
676 

Constitutional Convention, 40, 90, 175, 
193, 250, 721; New Hampshire, 957; 
of Pennsylvania, 491 



Consuls, 150, 157, 459, 512, 571, 589, 
591, 1172, 1351, 1454. See also names 
of consuls 

Continental certificates, 458 

Continental Congress, 20, 175, 178, 196, 
250, 356, 395, 449, 456, 537, 658, 
1583; autographs of members, 1402 

Continental Loan Office, 746, 802 

Contraband, 157, 363 

Conyngham, Redmond, 740 

Cookbooks, 108, 206, 265, 559, 696, 836 

Cooke, Henry D., 148 

Cooke, Jay, 148, 460, 710; bankruptcy, 
710; biography, 460 

Cookson, Thomas, 352, 499 

Cooper, Calvin, 150 

Cooper, James Fenimore, 149, 193, 401 

Cooper, Joseph, 150 

Cooper, Miller, 193 

Cooper, Samuel, 1146 

Cooper, Thomas, 236 

Cooper, William, 1064 

Cooper Shop, Phila., 256 

Cooper Textile and Woolen Mill, 150 

Cope, Anne G., 150 

Cope, Benjamin, 150 

Cope, Caleb, 108, 205 

Cope, Gilbert, 150, 1600 

Cope, John, 150 

Cope family, 1182 

Cope Brothers, 1486 

Cope, Thomas P., and Sons, 1486 

Copley, John Singleton, 193 

Copper, 485, 654,951, 1222 

Coppers' Battery, 7 

Corfield, Edward D., 129 

Cornell, Gideon, 49 

Corning, Eustis, 939 

Cornplanter, 250 

Cornwall Ore Bank, 253 

Cornwallis, Lord, 163 

Corsart Farm, 150 

Coryell, Lewis S., 151 

Cotton, 95, 108, 136, 237, 238, 324, 389, 
511, 514, 582, 1447, 1586 

Cottrell, J. F., 1247 

Council of Censors, Pennsylvania, 144 

Council of Safety, 176, 425, 447; com- 
mittee of, 250, 447, 456; Connecticut, 
222 

Courtland Saunders Post No. 21, G.A.R., 
1574 

Courts, 146; admiralty, 144, 184, 1389; 
Barcelona, 528; Berks Co., 144; Brit- 
ish, 250; Bucks Co., 32, 282; Chester 
Co., 383, 603; Cumberland Co., 595; 



Delaware, 166; ecclesiastical, 550; eq- 
uity, 184; Greene Co., 150; Kent Co., 
Del., 562, 1404; Lancaster Co., 280, 
351, 352, 595, 740; Landgrave of 
Hesse, 732; martial, 466; Montgomery 
Co., 319; Mt. Holly, N.J., 564, 572; 
Naval General Court Martial, Phila., 
494; New Castle, Del., 150, 379; New 
Jersey, 213, 325, 359; New York Court 
of Appeals, 683; Northampton Co., 
456; Northumberland Co., 458; Penn- 
sylvania, 90, 117, 150, 236, 250, 379, 
381, 405, 425, 457, 485, 488, 499, 505, 
517, 550, 595, 596, 616, 659, 740, 1167, 
1364, 1570; Philadelphia, 150, 260, 
345, 496, 499, 501, 536, 581, 608, 649, 
709, 1359, 1364; records of prothono- 
tary of Supreme Court, 1527; slave 
trials, 490; United States, 117, 250, 
251, 365, 586, 702; Upland, 379; West- 
moreland Co., 595; York Co., 741 

Coutts, Thomas, 704 

Coventry Iron Works, 212 

Cowper, James Hamilton, 1096 

Cowperthwaite, Thomas, and Co., 499 

Cox, Captain, 950 

Cox, Ann, 154 

Cox, Daniel (J. 1688), 806 

Cox, Daniel, 541 

Cox, Henry Hamilton, biography of, 153 

Cox, John, 50, 154 

Cox, Mrs. John, 154 

Cox, John D., 108 

Cox family, 154 

Coxe, Daniel W., 368, 1540 

Coxe, Mrs. Daniel W., 108, 1540 

Coxe, Robert D., 1248 

Coxe, Tench, 227 (b) 

Cozens, Philips and, 108 

Craft, James, 1249 

Craig, George, 352 

Craig, James, 1348 

Craig, Mrs. John, 1451 

Crambrook, Eng., 206 

Crammond, William, 1186 

Cramond, James, 757 

Cramond family, 1531 

Cramond, Phillips and Co., 250 

Crampton family, 26 

Cranor, H. C, 129 

Crawford, William, 1151 

Crawford, William H., 324, 557 

Crawford County, 488, 807 

Creeks, 480, 512, 736; vocabulary, 310 

Crees, 310 

Crefeld, Germany, 386 



Cresap, Thomas, 840 

Cresheim Township, 854 

Cresson, Caleb, 1516 

Cresson, Francis Macomb, 1516 

Cresson, George Vaux, 1516 

Cresson, John Elliott, 1422 

Cresson, William Penn, 1516 

Cresson family, 1516 

Cricket, 863, 1353, 1439 

Crime, 90, 250, 254, 456, 488, 590, 684, 
1331 

Crimean War, 59 

Crispin, Benjamin, 155 

Crispin, James, 155 

Crispin, Joseph, 155 

Crispin cemetery, 1294 

Croasdale family, 1340 

Croft, Adin G., 1425 

Croghan, George, 193, 339, 485, 1106, 
1348, 1454, 1459 

Croix de Guerre, 1472 

Croll, Michael, 805 

Cromie, R. J., 262 

Crosby family, 1387 

Crown Point, N. Y., orderly book, 973 

Crown Street Sabbath School Mission- 
ary Society, 1518 

Cuba, 63, 78, 589; barracks, 78; contro- 
versy with United States, 589; mili- 
tary expeditions, 78; military hos- 
pitals, 78; post office, 78; railroads, 78; 
William Shaler, consul in, 589 

Cuba, ship, 602 

Cuesta, Josefa Espinosa de, 1257 

Cumberland County, 176, 195, 316, 349, 
488, 595; courts, 595; early settlers, 
349; land titles, 195, 349; real-estate 
transactions, 195 

dimming, Robert, 1186 

Cummings, Albert, 1540 

Cunningham, Jasper Yeates, family, 740 

Cunyngham, Stephen de, Earl of Glen- 
cairne, 156 

Cunyngham family, 156 

Curacao, West Indies, 73 

Currency. See Money 

Curtin, A. G., 1509 

Curtin, Andrew Gregg, 645, 1250 

Curtin, Robert G., 1250 

Curtis, Cyrus K., 1251 

Curtis, John, 1423 

Curtis Publishing Co., 1251 

Cuscoilla, 36 

Cussawago (Cussewaga) : land titles, 
411; real-estate transactions, 411 



Customs House, U.S., 157, 237, 250, 

514, 516, 1201, 1243 
Customs. See Commerce 

Dabadie, Albert, 24 

Da Costa, Jacob M., 193 

Dade, Laura H., 1542 

Daix, Augustus F., 1252 

Daix, Augustus F., Jr., 1540 

Dakota, 78; treaty, 466 

Dale Furnace, 212 

Dallas, Alexander J., 227 (b), 447, 1460 

Dallas, George M., 151, 158, 238, 240, 

731, 1253, 1460 
Dallas, Mrs. George, 1460 
Dallas, Trevanion Harlow, 159 
Dallas family, 159 
Dallzell, John, 645 
"Dame Darrel of York," 363 
Dams. See Internal improvements 
Dana, R. H., 688 
Dancing, 1015, 1133 
Dannacker, George, 108 
Dante Alighieri, 363 
Darain, M., 1254 

Darby, 326; Monthly Meeting, 129 
Darley, Felix O. C, 1448 
Darlington, William, 36, 175 
Darrach, Charles G., 160 
Darrach, William, 161 
Darton and Harvey, 1177 
Daughters of Africa Society, 8 
Daughters of the Founders and Patriots 

of America, 1255 
Dauphin County, 132, 488 
David, Jacques Louis, 193 
David, John, 898 
Davidson, George, 1461 
Davidson, William, 403, 455, 1167 
Davidson, William B., 162 
Davies family, 1354 
Davis, Charles H., 1256 
Davis, Charles L., 163 
Davis, Hannah P., 150 
Davis, John, 163, 950 
Davis, Samuel, 925 
Davis, W. H. H., 1546 
Davis, William Morris, 164 
Day, Alfred, 1150 
Dayton, Captain, 250 
Dayton, John, 466 
Dayton, Jonathan, 193 
Dealy, C. Victor, 1593 
Dealy, Dennis F., 1593 
Deane, Silas, 634 
Dearborn, H., 466 



Dearborn, William, 250 

De Benneville, George, 41, 227 (b) 

Debts: continental certificates, 458; re- 
covery, 360 

De Carrera, Jose M., 512 

Decatur, Stephen, 165, 267, 466, 809, 
1378 

Declaration of Independence, 146, 238, 
250, 379, 380; biographies of signers, 
238, 623; portraits of signers, 193; 
signers, 57, 146, 175, 250, 538 

Declaration of Rights, N.C., 455 

Deeds. See Land transactions, Real- 
estate transactions 

De Knouse and Fullmer, 108 

Delany, Sharp, 973 

Delaware, 108, 447, 1604; Baptists in, 
129; boundaries, 150, 398, 485, 1455; 
Brandywine River, 1050; catalogue of 
state papers, 111; charter, 238; com- 
merce, 166, 250; controversy, 485; 
courts, 166; early settlers, 673; eco- 
nomic conditions, 537, 673; educa- 
tion, 673; elections, 673; fortification 
of, 502; history, 238, 538, 1262; in- 
ternal improvements, 554; Kent Co., 
1103, 1404; land titles, 240, 379, 673; 
laws, 673; manufacturers, 238; maps 
showing Friends meetings, 129; New 
Castle Co., 1103; paper money, 238; 
president, 382, 537; political satire, 
538; politics, 382, 537, 538; real- 
estate transactions, 240, 379, 673; 
regiment, 1089; religion, 493, 673; 
social conditions, 537, 560, 673; state 
papers, 166; Sussex Co., 1103; Swedes, 
671; taxes, 673 

Delaware Bay, 316, 357, 485; break- 
water, 1387; French fleet, 357; land 
titles, 485 

Delaware Canal, 632 

Delaware and Chesapeake Canal, 697 

Delaware and Raritan Canal, 108 

Delaware and Schuylkill Canal Com- 
pany, 167, 710, 813 

Delaware County, 108, 485, 488, 546, 
714, 814, 1512, 1540; commerce, 326; 
early settlers, 343; history, 812; land 
titles, 497, 651; politics, 1388; real- 
estate transactions, 454; religion, 310; 
Sandy Bank Cemetery, 1061; town- 
ship patents, 998 

Delaware County Historical Society, 
1515 

Delaware Fire Co., 205 



Delaware River, 108, 373, 485, 502; 395,*f 407,t 449,* 451, t 463,f 

bridge survey, 1258; Swedish settlers, 468, 484,* 493,f 530,* 566,t 598, 

647 624,t 684,* 719,f 815, 833,t 908, 

Delawares, 519 1089, 1098, 1141, 1298, 1398,* 

Delta Kappa Psi, Alpha Chapter, 756 1582 

Democratic Party, 923 1780 30,t 34,*t 76,* 163, 186,f 227 (a), 

Democratic Society of Pennsylvania, 250, 273, 275, 377, 395,*f 431,* 

756 449,* 461, 468, 484,* 530,* 541, 

Demuth, Jacob, 108 588, 598, 616,t 624,f 684,* 692,* 

Denham, Thomas, 108 719,t 833,f 857,* 1414, 1582 

Denmark, 175, 250; wars, 612 1790 17, 34,*f 39, 175, 186,t 227 (a), 

Denn family, 294 230,* 242, 250, 275, 306, 395,*t 

Dennie, Joseph, 1509 413, 449,* 461, 468, 484,* 530,* 

Dennis, John, 918 541, 560, 567, 571, 591, 616,| 672, 

Dennison, Henry, 1208 696,* 1249,f 1422,* 1582* 

Denny, William, 302, 310, 447 1800 34,* 39, 54, 76,* 86, 108, 136, 175, 

Dentistry, 108, 733, 1442 179, 186,f 235,f 238,f 250, 275, 

Department of Citv Transit, 1572 291, 306, 378,* 449,* 465,* 506, 

Desecration of the Pennsylvania Capitol, 571, 616,t 654, 787, 1249,f 1397,| 

1313 1398,* 1404, 1582,* 1587* 

Design, manual of, 363 1810 25,54,84,116,202,275,378,* 

De Simon, 163 380,* 465,* 479,f 484, 496,* 510, 

Destonet, Sharpnack and Co., 108 589, 654, 724,t 736, 1058, 1102, 

Detroit: Fort, 40, 699; Gen. William 1221 (a), 1398,* 1404, 1540,f 

Hull's defeat, 466 1582* 

Deturk, Isaac, family, 185 1820 35, 54, 84, 161, 162,*f 227 (a), 

Devereaux, B. H, 168 238,* 275, 378,* 380,* 399,* 435, 

Devitt, Mary, 1591 616,f 654, 715,t 724,t 728, 798, 

Devitt Patrick, 1591 "S3 • 1170,t 1172, 1221 (a), 1259, 

Dewitt Peter 69 1435 > 1444, 1540,t li82* 

Dialogue Showing What's Therein 536 183 ° 35 > 118 > 129 >* 161 >* 227 &> 238 >* 

Diana shin 108 242 250 > 323 >t 363 > 380 >* 399 >* 464 > 

Dtana y shxv >1W Z42 476, 511,*t 527,f 600,* 616,t 654, 

Diaries (Philadelphia diaries fo owed 715 | 724,t 728 878, 1060, 1153,* 



by *; Pennsylvania diaries followed n9 ^ ^ ^ > 143S *> 1462 | 

• T^ : 1505 15401 
1700 (prior to) 129,* 172, 175,* 373,t 1840 59, 101, 108,* 129,* 158, 227 (a), 

4 ° i ' by ° 238 * 250 323 t 363 397 * 439 t 

1700 129,* 175,* 485, 590f 511 *t ST7 1 531 595 600 * 724 t 

1710 84, 129,* 485, 590,t 874 ^M^S^ll^ 

1720 30,t 129,* 440,t 485, 874 1197 * { 1S9 ] 126 4,t 1462,* 1536, 

1730 30,t440f 1540 t 1582 

1740 30,t 129, 227 (a), 333, 359, 379, 1850 15,* 59, 69,* 108,* 121, 227 (a), 

440,t 484, 498,* 700 238,* 243, 363, 397,* 439,f 469,* 

1750 30,f36, lll,t227 (a), 275, 339,t 490,f 600,* 723,t 724,f 728, 736, 

359, 407,f 440,f 484,* 488,1 498,* 878, 951, 1153,* 1174, 1194,*f 

519, 595,f624,t 737, 1033, 1106,t 1197,* 1264,f 1338, 1394, 1425, 

1120,t 1283, 1343 1462,* 1536, 1540,t 1593,* 1608* 

1760 5,* 30,t 36, 72,* lll,f 186,f 275, 1860 7, 15,* 108,* 121, 175, 227 (a), 

317,1 339,t 359, 372,f 407,f 431,* 307, 397,* 469,* 599, 602, 610,* 

463,t 484,* 498,* 719, 737, 887,f 616,f 691, t 723,f 724,f 728,* 736, 

934,t 1033, 1106,t 1107,t 1163,t 819, 864, 878, 1045, 1077, 1160,* 

1281f 1174,t 1185,* 1194,*| 1210, 1264, 

1770 5,* 30,t 36, 39, 72,* 110, 136, 1269,* 1299, 1307, 1410, 1462,* 

186,f 225, 227 (a), 273, 275, 280, 1464,* 1502, 1503, 1520,t 1536, 

288, 292, 300,t 359, 372,f 379, 1540,f 1542, 1593,* 1607, 1608* 



1870 15,* 121, 227 (a), 397,* 469,* 483, 
610,* 723,f 724,f 728,* 1185,* 
1194,*t 1269,* 1305,t 1464,* 1536, 
1540,t 1608* 

1880 15,* 150,f 175, 227 (a), 248,* 
469,* 610,* 702,* 723,t 724,| 728,* 
1190, 1305,f 1394, 1448, 1464,* 
1536, 1540,f 1593* 

1890 129, 227 (a), 248,* 610,* 702,* 
723,f 728,* 1029, 1305,t 1452, 
1536, 1582 

1900 129, 188,* 610,* 702,* 1029, 1305,f 
1536, 1582 

1910 188,* 610,* 702,* 1305,f 1350, 1528 

1920 702,* 736 

Dickens, Charles, 170, 193 

Dickerson, Mahlon, 678 

Dickins, Francis Asbury, 950 

Dickinson, John, 125, 171, 227 (b), 250, 
379, 380, 382, 537, 1041; biography, 
211 

Dickinson, Jonathan, 172, 379, 382 

Dickinson, Mary, 383 

Dickinson College, 616 

Dickinson estate, 379 

Dickinson's Manor, 379 

Dictionaries, Malay-French, 1291 

Diehl, Nicholas, 108 

Diligent Hose Co., 205 

Diller, William S., 173 

Dilworth, Samuel, 108 

Dilworth, William, 818 

Dilworth family, 238 

Dillwyn, Sarah, 631 

Dillwyn family, 154 

Dionysius, tyrant of Delaware, 538 

Diplomacy, 16, 91, 113, 150, 215, 238, 
250, 305, 324, 379, 461, 512, 534, 570, 
589, 702 

Directories, Phila. subscriber list (1820), 
1155 

Disraeli, Benjamin, 193 

Distinguished Service Cross, 1472 

District Attorney, U.S., 238. See also 
names of U.S. District Attorneys 

District of Columbia, muster roll, 950 

Divorce, 89, 661 

Dix, Dorothea, 1582 

Dix, John A., 240 

Dixon, James, 1543 

Dixon, Jeremiah, 485 

Dobbins Soap Manufacturing Co., 1540 

Dobson, James, 1260 

Dodd, Mead and Co., 284 

Doddridge, P., 1348 

Dohan and Tait, 108 



Donaldson, Jacob, 108 

Donation lands, 236 

Dongan, Thomas, 485 

Donlevy, James, 1540 

Donnel, Charles G., 458 

Doran, Mrs. Joseph C, 1394 

Doran, Mrs. Joseph M., 1394 

Doran, Michael, 1394 

Dotterer, Henry S., 174, 1504 

Dotterer, Mrs. Henry S., 1504 

Dougherty, Daniel, 819 

Douglas, Stephen A., 151 

Douglass, Frederick, 8, 139; memorial 

hospital, 8 
Downing family, 150 
Downingtown Lyceum, 756 
Doyle, Arthur Conan, 1578 
Doylestown, 108, 425 
Doylestown Stage, 820 
Dragon, ship, 868 
Drake, Joseph, 193 
Drayton, John, 34 
Drayton, Joseph, 236 
Drayton, Percival, 1584 
Dravton, Thomas, 1584 
Drayton, William, 512, 1584 
Drayton, William Henry, 1261 
Drayton, William Heyward, 1584 
Drayton family, 1584 
Dreams, 363 

Dreer, Ferdinand Julius, 175, 1183 
Dressmaking, 108 
Drew, Hamilton and, 108 
Drinker, Henry, 94, 176, 403, 632, 1026, 

1148 
Drinker, James and, 176 
Drinker, Jones and, 108 
Druggists, 395, 885, 1540 
Drugs, 108, 227, 250, 395, 1587. See also 

Medicine 
Drum, Augustus, 177 
Drum, Jacob, 108 
Dry goods, 1542, 1586 
Duane, William, 178, 238, 466 
Duane, William, Jr., 1611 
Dubarry, John, 1509 
Du Bois, Henry C, 1184 
Du Bois family, 1184 
Duche, Esther, 540 

Duche, Jacob, 193, 316, 540, 1095, 1582 
Duck Creek, 238, 379 
Duck shooting, 1454 
Dudley, Edward, 1532 
Dudley, Thomas H., 1532 
Duer, William, 250 
Duffield, Samuel W., 42 



Duffield's Mill, Frankford, 971 

Dulany, Daniel, 940 

Dulles, Joseph Heady, 179 

Dumas, Alexandre, 193 

Dungan, Clement, 316 

Dunkirk, France, whaling industry, 565 

Dunlap, John, 180, 1265 

Dunlap and Claypoole, 1177 

Dunlope, Orr and Glenholme, 462 

Dunmonnoy, Ireland, 153 

Dunmore, Lord, 1454 

Dunn, Abner, 541 

Dupin, Baron, 688 

Du Ponceau, Peter Stephen, 181, 236, 
512,630,894, 1148 

Dupont, S. F., 1151 

Dupuy, Herbert, 182 

Dupuy family, 182 

Duquesne, Marquis de, 25 

Du Roy 1 'Engagement, ship, 1279 

Durham Iron Company, 821 

Dusat, David, 484 

Du Simitiere, Pierre Eugene, 193 

Dutch records and deeds, 111; settle- 
ments on Long Island, 683; war with 
New Sweden, 373; West India Co. 
papers, 183, 1117 

Dutilh and Wachsmuth, 184 

Duvall, Henry, 108 

Dwight, Timothy, 227 (b) 

Dyer, Thomas, family, 185 

Dyer, , journal of, 186 

Eakin, Benjamin, 1448 

Early, John, 991 

Early History of Roxborough and Mana- 
yunk, 1300 

Earthquakes, London, Eng., 484 

East India Company, 200, 638 

East Indies, 687 

East Jersey, 806 

East Nottingham, Friends Meetings, 130 

East Whiteland, 1264 

Eastburn, Benjamin, 250; map of Indian 
Walk, 485 

Eastern Shore Maryland Volunteers, 
1546 

Easton, 456, 470, 1005; Indian confer- 
ences, 301, 310, 1095 

Eaton, John Henry, 466 

Eaton, Seymour, 170 

Eaton, William, 250 

Ebeling, Christopher Daniel, 1262 

Eberhart, A. M., 187 

Ebers, Georg Moritz, 401 

Eckert, George, 108 



Economic conditions, 8, 45, 136, 183; 
Baltic countries, 612; Berks Co., 44, 
144; Brazil, 534; Bucks Co., 98; Cali- 
fornia, 101; Canada, 178; Chester Co., 
123, 228, 527; Delaware, 38, 537, 673; 
Europe, 184, 232, 242, 289, 431, 462; 
France, 412; Friends, 313; Indians, 
291, 310; influence of Friends, 154; 
labor, 1588; Mexico, 101, 512; Mont- 
gomery Co., 43; New England, 273, 
565; New Jersey, 213, 292, 359, 582, 
607, 633; New Orleans, 393; New 
Sweden, 373; New York, 194; North- 
ampton Co., 456; North Carolina, 
455; Northumberland Co., 458; 
Pennsylvania: 
1700 56, 140, 379, 484, 485, 595 
1710 140, 379, 484, 485, 595 
1720 30, 140, 212, 379, 484, 485, 536, 

595 
1730 30, 140, 193, 212, 250, 379, 484, 

485, 536, 595, 740 
1740 30, 140, 193, 212, 250, 379, 484, 

485, 595, 654, 740 
1750 30, 140, 193, 212, 250, 329, 379, 

484, 485, 595, 654, 740 

1760 30, 140, 176, 193, 212, 250, 316, 

329, 379, 484, 485, 595, 654, 740 

1770 30, 140, 176, 193, 212, 250, 316, 

329, 452, 484, 485, 595, 654, 740 

1780 30, 140, 176, 193, 212, 250, 316, 

329, 452, 485, 536, 558, 595, 654, 

740 

1790 140, 176, 193, 212, 250, 303, 316, 

329, 452, 536, 558, 595, 654, 740 

1800 140, 176, 193, 212, 250, 303, 316, 

329, 536, 558, 595, 617, 654, 740 

1810 140, 176, 193, 212, 250, 303, 316, 

329, 536, 558, 595, 617, 654, 740 

1820 140, 176, 193, 212, 250, 303, 329, 

536, 558, 595, 654, 740 
1830 140, 176, 193, 212, 250, 303, 329, 

536, 558, 595, 654, 685, 740 
1840 140, 176, 193, 303, 558, 595, 654, 

740 
1850 303, 595, 654, 740 
1860 654, 740 
1870 654 
1880 654 
1890 654 
1900 654; 
Pennsylvania Germans, 362; 
Philadelphia: 
1700 157, 474 
1710 157, 474 
1720 157,474 



1730 157,474,660 1820 50,95, 120, 157, 194,227 (a), 232, 

1740 157, 474, 607, 660, 694 250, 289, 324, 512, 557, 571, 586, 

1750 157,287,474,541,607,625,694 622,632,675,721,740,1489 

1760 157,287,289,462,474,541,607, 1830 50, 51, 95, 120, 121, 157, 194, 

625, 694 227 (a), 250, 289, 324, 512, 557, 

1770 157, 277, 289, 453, 474, 484, 513, 571, 586, 622, 632, 675, 721, 740 

541, 607, 625, 694 1840 51, 95, 121, 148, 157, 194, 227 (a), 

1780 77, 157, 277, 289, 331, 374, 453, 250, 289, 512, 571, 622, 632, 675, 

474, 484, 541, 553, 694 721, 740 

1790 53, 77, 157, 277, 289, 331, 367, 1850 51, 121, 148, 157, 227 (a), 250, 

374, 453, 474, 541, 553, 694, 696 289, 571, 622, 632, 675, 721, 740 

1800 77, 157, 238, 277, 289, 331, 367, 1860 51, 121, 148, 157, 227 (a), 250, 

374, 378, 453, 474, 541, 553, 694 289, 571, 599, 622, 632, 740 

1810 77, 157, 277, 289, 331, 367, 374, 1870 51, 121, 148, 157, 227 (a), 250, 

378, 453, 474, 541, 553, 694, 718 289, 632, 645 

1820 77, 157, 277, 289, 367, 374, 378, 1880 51, 121, 148, 157, 250, 289, 460, 

453, 474, 541, 553, 694, 718 632, 645, 702 

1830 77, 157, 289, 367, 374, 378, 453, 1890 148, 157, 289, 460, 632, 645, 702 

474, 553, 694, 718 1900 148, 157, 460, 632, 702 

1840 77, 157, 229, 289, 367, 374, 453, 1910 157, 460, 702 

474,694,718 1920 157,460,702 

1850 77, 157, 229, 289, 367, 374, 474, Virginia, 629; West Indies, 227, 289, 

694, 718 462; York Co., 741 

1860 77, 157, 229, 289, 367, 374, 474, Eddystone, 1485 

694, 718 Edinburgh, University of, 379 

1870 77, 157, 229, 289, 374, 694, 718 Edmonds, Franklin Spencer, 1461 

1880 157, 229, 289, 374, 694 Edmunds, Albert J., 188, 1342, 1576 

1890 157, 229, 374 Education, 150, 238, 250, 265, 363, 379, 

1900 157,374 401,460, 702, 1510; Connecticut, 512; 

1910 157, 160, 374 Delaware, 673; Friends, 313; Lewes 

1920 157; Town, 673; Negro, 490; in nineteenth 

Scandinavia, 612; slaves, 490; South century, 1461; Northampton Co., 456; 

Carolina, 512; Pennsylvania, 485, 557, 595; Phila- 

United States: delphia, 141, 423, 454, 496, 552, 553; 

1700 157, 622 Syria, 702; United States, 39, 45. See 

1710 157, 509, 622, 632 also Schools 

1720 157, 622, 632 Educational Home for Boys, Phila., 256 

1730 157, 622, 632, 740 Edwards, Ezekiel, 140 

1740 120, 157, 622, 632, 740 Edwards, Hannah, 108 

1750 120, 157, 193, 289, 622, 632, 740 Edwards, Howard, 189 

1760 120, 157, 193, 289, 316, 462, 571, Edwards, John, 108, 501 

622, 632, 740 Edwards, Jonathan, 193 

1770 39, 50, 120, 157, 193, 288, 289, Edwards, Morgan, 129 

316, 395, 571, 622, 632, 721, 740 Edwards, Nathan, 714 

1780 39, 48, 50, 120, 157, 193, 194, 288, Egbert, Abraham, 108 

289, 316, 331, 395, 412, 571, 622, Egg Harbor, N.J., 143 

632, 645, 721, 740 Egypt, 401 

1790 39, 48, 50, 53, 95, 120, 157, 193, Elder, Joshua, 685 

194, 289, 316, 331, 395, 557, 560, Elder and Wallace, 685 

571,622,632,675,721,740 Elections: Delaware, 673; Parliament, 

1800 39,50,95,120,157,193,194,232, 638; Philadelphia, 649, 702; presi- 

250,289,316,331,557,571,586, dential, 484, 511, 558; provincial, 

622, 632, 675, 721, 740 1590 

1810 50, 95, 120, 157, 193, 194, 232, Electricity, 342 

250, 289, 316, 331, 512, 557, 571, Elfreth's Alley, 1395 

586, 622, 632, 675, 721, 740 Elio, I. X., 512 



Elizabeth Furnace, 212, 379 

Elizabeth Monroe Smith, ship, 609 

Elizabeth, Queen, 254 

Elizabeth Township, 379 

Elizabethtown, N.J., 301 

Elk County, 43 

Elkton, Md., 289 

Elliott, Jesse Duncan, 191 

Ellis, Joseph, 1263 

Ellis, Robert, 108 

Ellis, Rowland, family, 185 

Elmer, Ebenezer, 108, 823 

E/sinore, ship, 1338 

Ely, John, 1375 

Embargoes, 331, 466, 558; French, 541; 
Spanish, 541 

Embree, Elihu, 192 

Emergency Aid, 1585 

Emerson, Daniel H., 1264 

Emerson, James, 685 

Emery, Gideon, 379 

Emila, ship, 687 

Emlen, Ann, 1396 

Emlen, George, 1540 

Emlen, Samuel, 154 

Emlen family, 692, 1396 

Emmet, T. A., 623 

Engel, A., 488 

Engel, Henry, 456 

Engert papers, 485 

Engineering, 410, 722; Philadelphia, 
314, 469; railroad, 723; U. S., topo- 
graphical, 304 

England, 20, 50, 144, 150, 179, 189, 190, 
194, 206, 227, 240, 242, 263, 333, 379, 
419, 440, 463, 466, 521, 589, 598, 632, 
692; agitation for war with, 558; at- 
tacks on American shipping, 331; 
Board of Commissioners for Trade 
and Plantations, 1491; Board of 
Trade, 767; businesses represented by 
Phineas Bond, 1454; James Buchanan, 
minister to, 91; claims against U.S., 
1272; colonial legislation, 638; colonial 
policies, 484; commerce, 48, 136, 250, 
513, 541, 561, 638, 660, 693; convoys, 
612; defense of Carolina against, 357; 
diplomatic missions to, 40; duties on 
American grain, 136; economic condi- 
tions (1829), 1489; families correspond 
with Rosengarten and Denis, 1487; 
Friends, 440, 463, 484, 485, 588, 720; 
government, 264; heraldry, 824; his- 
tory, 634; internal improvements, 238; 
Irish question, 179; maps, 238; muse- 
ums, 588; naval battles with French, 



553; navy, 953; officers, War of 1812, 
250; orders in council, 558; peace 
treaty with United States, 360; perse- 
cution of Friends, 898; politics, 508, 
638; privateers, 565 ; quartering troops 
in colonies, 638; railroads, 238, 1582; 
relations with United States, 677; 
religion, 250, 602; schools, 602; ships, 
267; social conditions, 274, 588, 719, 
727; South American interests, 534; 
statutes, 375; treaty with United 
States, 383, 668; vessels captured by 
French, 136; wars, 461, 612; John 
Welsh, Ambassador to, 1529 

Engraving, 241, 249, 250, 332, 743 

Enterprise Telegraph Company, 826 

Envelopes, Civil War, 1546, 1605 

Ephrata Cloister, 1610 

Episcopal, 100, 129, 485, 711; Bishopric 
of Virginia, 129; License, 498; Protes- 
tant Episcopal Bishops, 175; Protes- 
tant Episcopal Clergy, 175, of Anne 
Arundel Co., Md., 788; St. Asaph's 
Bishops, 454; women's missionary so- 
ciety, 1271 

Erie, steamer, 511 

Erie, Lake, 303 

Erie Triangle, 236 

Erskine, Robert, 913 

Esling, Charles H. A., 1134 

Esquimaux, 243 

Essex, U.S.S., 202 

Estaing, Charles Hector, Comte d', 357, 
815 

Estaugh, Elizabeth, 115 

Esther family, 1265 

Etchings, 25 

Ether, discovery of, 139 

Ethics, 654 

Etiquette, 363 

Etting, Frank M., 193, 260, 950, 1107 

Etting, Gratz, 1266 

Etting family, 193 

Europe, 25, 59, 84, 138, 227, 735, 742, 
1257; army officers, 250; art, 250; art 
museums, 531; authors, 250; Horace 
Binney visits, 1505; clergy, 250; com- 
merce, 184, 331, 462; diarv of trip to 
(1859), 1425; diplomacy, 461; drama- 
tists, 250; economic conditions, 232, 
242, 289, 431, 462; history of, 476; 
hotels, 531; maps of cities, 531; medi- 
cine, 250; Moravian emigration from, 
129; naval officers, 250; poets, 250; 
politics, 232, 238, 289, 381, 512, 570, 
615; population, 265; religion, 531; 



schools, 431; social conditions, 232, 

242, 289, 431, 531; statesmen, 175; 

theatre, 250; time tables, 531 
European Steamship Co., 108 
Eustis, William, 466 
Evangelical-Lutheran Society, 233 
Evangelical Society, 129 
Evangelism, 702 
Evans, Cadwalader, 1454 
Evans, David, 108 
Evans, Evan, {fl. 1700), 129 
Evans, Evan, {fl. 1800), 1129 
Evans, Griffith, 194 
Evans, John, 804 
Evans, Jonathan, 1540 
Evans, Lewis, 1267 
Evans, Robert T., 195 
Evans, Thomas, 108, 1540 
Evans, William, 1540 
Evans family, 319 
Evening Public Ledger ', 1294 
Everett, Edward, 238, 250, 324, 512, 

1268 
Everett, Hicks, and Caldwell, 1540 
Evolution, 160 
Ewing, Henry, 828 
Ewing, Jasper, 196 
Ewing family, 1184 
Exhibition of 1876, 1482 
Expansion, U. S., 148, 158, 193, 232, 

238, 250, 324, 512, 595. See also 

Frontiers 
Exploration, 26, 250, 512; Arctic, 175; 

Labrador, 243; Perry's to Japan, 1208; 

United States Exploring Expedition, 

481; West, 506 
Eyre, Manuel, 50, 892 

Fables, 363 

Fahnestock, Anna M., 1185, 1269 

Fahnestock, George W., 197, 1185, 1269 

Fahnestock family, 1269 

Fahnestock bequest, 93 

Fair American, ship, 1186 

Fair Hill House, Phila., 379 

Fair Oaks, battle of, 78 

Faires, John W., 198 

Fairman family, 1498. See also Forman 

family 
Fales, Samuel B., 1580 
Fallon, S. L., 199 
Falls of Schuylkill, history, 830 
Fame Fire Hose Co., 205 
Fanning, John, 175 
Faris, John T., 1270 
Farmer, Eliza, 200 



Farmers' and Mechanics' Bank, 1540 

Farming, 1169, 1454. See also Agriculture 

Fassitt, Edward C, 108 

Fassitt, M., 358 

Fayette County, 125, 488; history, 831; 
land titles, 125; real-estate transac- 
tions, 125 

Fearon, Joseph, 201 

Federalist Party, 1509 

Federalists, 39, 558; opposition to war 
loan, 558 

Feed, 1143 

Fellowship Fire Co., 205 

Feltman, William, 833 

Felton, Samuel Morse, 1151 

Feltus, W. W., 202 

Female Tract Society, 1271 

Fennell, James, 203 

Ferguson, William, 9 

Fergusson, Elizabeth Graeme, 204, 250 

Fernberger, Samuel Weiller, 834 

Fernwood Cemetery, 680 

Ferries. See Internal improvements 

Ferris, Benjamin, 108 

Fete Champetre, 835 

Fetter family, 294 

Feudal system, 615 

Ffoulkes, Charles, 1023 

Fidelity Lodge No. 138, 905 

Field books, surveys, 371, 470, 551, 584, 
651 

Fields, Mrs., 836 

Fifth Street Methodist Episcopal 
Church, 1161 

Fillmore, Millard, 236, 512, 1381, 1448 

Findlay, William, 1167 

Fire Companies, Phila., 175, 205, 580, 
837, 838, 1202, 1398, 1548 

Fire engines, 1540 

Fire extinguishers, 654 

Fire Insurance Company of Philadelphia 
County, 839 

First African Presbyterian Church of 
Philadelphia, 8 

First Congregational Society of Uni- 
tarian Christians, Phila., 707 

First Female Beneficial Society of 
Philadelphia, 756 

First Independent Church, Phila., 788 

First Presbyterian Church, Southwark, 
Phila., 788 

First Reformed Dutch Church, 1518 

First Universalist Church, 680 

Fish, 108, 243, 499, 595; drawings of, 36 

Fish, Hamilton, 645 

Fish Kill Creek, orderly book, 973 



Fisher, Anna Wells, 759 

Fisher, Mrs. Howell Tracy, 206 

Fisher, J. Francis, 485 

Fisher, James C, 708 

Fisher, John, 1404 

Fisher, M., 1375 

Fisher, Michael G., 206 

Fisher, Miers, 108, 207 

Fisher, S., 1375 

Fisher, Samuel, 108 

Fisher, Samuel Rowland, 586 

Fisher, Sidney George, 1462 

Fisher, Thomas, 108, 238, 379 

Fisher, William, 193 

Fisher, Weir and, 367 

Fishing, 1526 

Fitch, John, 208; v James Rumsey, 90 

Fithian, Enoch, 841 

Fitzgerald, Thomas, 842 

Fitz Randolph-Snowden genealogy, 209 

Fitzsimons, Thomas, 1041, 1141, 1183, 
1272 

Fitzwater, Jacob, 1540 

Fitzwater, John, 1540 

Fitzwaterton, 1540 

Five Nations, 485 

Five O'Clock Club, 1541 

Flagg, John Foster Brewster, 1425 

Flagg, Josiah Foster, 1425 

Flagg, Thomas, 58 

Flagg family, 58 

Flagg-Gummere Papers, 1425 

Flags, 1519 

Flanders, 242 

Flat Bush, N.Y., 9 

Flat Rock Bridge, 439 

Flaxius, 363 

Fleeson, Plunket, 990 

Fletcher, B., 485 

Fletcher, Thomas, 1343 

Fletcher and Bennett, 1343 

Fletcher and Gardiner, 1343 

Florence, Italy, 118,238 

Florida, 36, 238, 466, 541, 558; canni- 
bals, 172; coast, 308; commerce, 541; 
conspiracy and rebellion, 238; contro- 
versy, 589; Indian warfare, 238; land 
speculations, 541; land titles, 308, 
541 ; real-estate transactions, 541 ; Sem- 
inole war, 512, 645; settlement, 308; 
topography, 308, 410; trade with 
Kentucky, 541 

Flour, 108, 150, 168, 289, 411, 1143 

Flower, Henry, 774 

Flushing, N.Y., Revolutionary War cam- 
paign, 288 



Flute, 595 

Flying Duck, ship, 1164 

Folklore: German, 221; Indian, 275 

Folwell, Richard, 1177 

Footman, Richard T., 1540 

Forbes, Thomas, 210 

Forbes, William, 108 

Ford, Henry, 264 

Ford, Paul Leicester, 211 

Ford v Penn, 485 

Forde, Standish, 541 

Foreign policy. See Diplomacy 

Forests, Society for Protection of, 702 

Forges, 194, 212, 253, 435, 1377, 1540, 
1555 

Forman (Furman, Fairman) family, 1354 

Forney, John W., 91, 151, 238, 645 

Forsyth, John, 151, 227 (b), 240, 512 

Forts, 372; in French and Indian Wars, 
595; in War of 1812, 502; Allen, 250, 
456, 1095; Augusta, 250, 1095; Au- 
gustine, 595; Charles, 1163; Chartres, 
887; Defiance, orderly books, 973; 
Delaware, 278; Detroit, 40, 466, 699; 
Edward, 974; Hamilton, 456; Hynd- 
shaw, 1120; Island, l4; Lawrence, 
orderly book, 973; McHenry, 715; 
Mcintosh, orderly book, 973; Mercer, 
orderly book, 973; Mifflin, 1032; Ne- 
cessity, 1463; Niagara, 44; Norris, 
456; Oswego, 44; Pitt, 250, 370, 654, 
887, 973, 1095, 1145; Stanwix, 193; 
Wayne, 291 

Foster, Josiah, 213 

Foster-Clement papers, 213 

Fothergill, John, 129, 154, 175, 193, 484 

Fothergill, Samuel, 1397 

Foulke, Franklin, 889 

Foulke, John, 1273 

Foulke, Judah, 1273 

Foulke, Mary, 1273 

Foulke, William Parker, 310, 844 

Foulke family, 319 

Foulkrod, John C, 1548 

Foundries, 632, 1176. See also Forges 

Fouque, Baron de la Motte, 193 

Four Minute Men of the World War, 
1453 

Fourth of July, bibliography, 764 

Fowler, Robert Ludlow, 771 

Fox, Dr., 175 

Fox, Benjamin Franklin, 214 

Fox, Charles, 1502 

Fox, Daniel M., 1274 

Fox, Isaac, 1502 

Fox, William, 1502 



Frame of Government, 1206 

France, 156, 194, 242, 363, 538, 592, 736, 
1602; assignats, 251; attacks on Amer- 
ican shipping, 331; authors, 250; 
James Brown, minister to, 238, 324; 
capture of English ships, 136; citizens, 
237; citizens returning to Bordeaux, 
514; colonial interests, 25; commerce, 
136, 412, 541; decrees on American 
commerce, 558; diplomatic missions 
to, 40; economic conditions, 412; em- 
bargoes, 541; fleet, 33, 163, 357, 553; 
Benjamin Franklin, minister to, 215; 
Friends petition, 565; historical mon- 
uments, 464; Indian traders, 506; in- 
terest in Revolutionary War, 288; 
Thomas Jefferson, minister to, 238; 
land in Maine, 1583; landing of troops 
in America, 163; muster roll of troops 
in America, 950; naval battles with 
English, 553; navy, 1279; Negroes, 
466; neutrals in French and Indian 
War, 454; officers, 25, 250; officers in 
Revolutionary War, 425; participa- 
tion in Revolutionary War, 25, 848; 
politics, 238, 250, 571; refugees from, 
175; Revolution, 175, 238, 250, 565, 
1509; Scioto Land Co., 1371 ; seizure of 
American ships, 571 ; settlers in North- 
umberland Co., 21; Fulwar Skipwith, 
consul in, 571; social conditions, 464; 
South American interests, 524; spolia- 
tion, 324, 331; trade passports, 236; 
treaty with U.S., 383, 1275; U.S. 
controversies with, 484; wars, 461, 
484, 612 

Francis, J. B., 238 

Francis, Tench, 240, 489 

Francis Palmer, ship, 1164 

Frank family, 193 

Frankford, 971 

Frankford, Historical Society of, 1579 

Frankfort Arsenal, 1187 

Frankfort Co., 475 

Franklin, Benjamin, 36, 94, 175, 194, 
207, 215, 250, 302, 380, 382, 537, 540, 
560, 605, 655, 1041, 1275, 1310, 1398; 
agent of Pennsylvania, 215; anti- 
British activities, 986; before Parlia- 
ment, 316, 638; correspondence with 
Thomas Cadwalader, 1454; correspon- 
dence with James Parker, 467; estate 
of, 1002; friendship with Strahan, 638; 
minister to France, 215; printing ac- 
count, 485; travels, 638 

Franklin, Mrs. Margaret, 108 



Franklin, Samuel R., 108 

Franklin, Walter, 216 

Franklin, William, 176, 840, 1454 

Franklin family, 215 

Franklin and Hall, 215 

Franklin, U.S.S., 306, 845 

Franklin College, 846 

Franklin County, 488 

Franklin Fire Co., 205 

Franklin Fire Insurance Co., 710 

Franklin Literary Union, 756 

Franklin Reformatory Home, 1188 

Franklin Square, 939 

Franklin Township, 329 

Franks, David, 108, 193, 488 

Franks, Isaac, 319, 1527 

Franks, Rebecca, 1276 

Franks and Lewden, 108 

Franz-Josef Land, 26 

Frazier, F. W., 1540 

Frazier, Nalbro, 1540 

Freas family, 1344 

Frederick Douglass Memorial Hospital, 
8 

Fredericksburg, Va., orderly book, 973 

Free Library of Philadelphia, 311 

Free Society of Traders, 485, 1277 

Freedman's Commission, 129 

Freeman, George W., 538 

Freeman, Mrs. Walter Jackson, 217 

Fremont, John C, 164, 512; controversy 
with Blair, 164 

French, B. F., 218 

French and Indian War, 25, 193, 319, 
339, 425, 485, 700, 1095, 1348; Can- 
ada campaign, 590; chaplains, 250; 
defense of colonies, 677; English inter- 
ests, 519; financing, 454; forts, 456, 
519; French interests, 519; French 
neutrals, 454; frontier defense, 456, 
519, 595; Indian raids, 296; militia, 
454; munitions, 297, 456; officers, 297; 
Ohio road, 454; Pennsylvania frontier, 
488 

French Creek, 212 

French Revolution, 1509 

French West Indies, 219 

Freneau, Philip, 220 

Fresenius, 732 

Frick, H. C, 645 

Friedenhutten, 566 

Friedensthal, refugees, 1035 

Friendly Association, 310, 484 

Friends, Religious Society of, 76, 129, 
139, 176, 193, 484, 490,' 565, 567, 737, 
849; activities, 230; almanac, 399; 



biographical sketches of, 19, 154; Car- 
olinas, 440, 463; cemeteries, 401; 
Chesterfield Meeting, 1354; concilia- 
tion of Indians, 310; J. E. Cresson's 
diary, 1422; Delaware, 129; deputa- 
tion to Indians, 291; economic condi- 
tions, 313; education, 401, 632; Eng- 
land, 440, 463, 484, 485, 588, 719; 
history of, 401, 484, 1563; Holland, 
440; Ireland, 440, 719; loyalists in 
Philadelphia, 484; Maryland, 440, 
463; meetings, 129, 130, 150, 154, 176, 
379, 380, 530, 724; New England, 463; 
New Jersey, 440, 463, 607; New York, 
463; Northampton Co., 456; notes on 
early settlements, 181; oath of alle- 
giance, 1095; Ohio, 235; pacifism, 381; 
Pennsylvania, 150, 186, 227, 235, 313, 
401, 440, 463, 484, 485, 529, 530, 557, 
631, 724; persecution in England, 898; 
petition to France, 565; Philadelphia, 
192, 298, 380, 485, 530, 607, 654, 692; 
pictures of meeting houses, 401; por- 
traits, 154; preachers, 529; reunion of 
Hicksites and Orthodox, 129; Scot- 
land, 720; sermons, 136; social condi- 
tions, 230, 313; sufferings, 737; tribute 
to Elizabeth Kendall, 337; United 
States, 401, 484, 632, 719; Uwchlan 
Society, 460; Virginia, 440, 463. See 
also Religion 
Friends Central School, 597 
Friends Falls Monthly Meetings, 150 
Friends First Day School, 129 
Friends Historical Association, 756 
Friends Historical Society, 150 
Friends Library Association of West 

Chester, 1522 
Friends of German Democracy, 702 
Friends School, Phila., 1278 
Friendship, ship, 108 
Friendship Salt Works, 292 
Fries Insurrection, 425 
Frontiers, 193, 250, 297, 310, 349, 372, 
425, 595; extension, 238; instructions 
to Wayne on, 699; life, 227; Pennsyl- 
vania, 140, 176; settlements, 34 
Fry, Elizabeth, 189 
Fry, John, 108 
Fugger family, 850 
Fuller, Benjamin, 108 
Fullmer, De Knouse and, 108 
Fulton, Robert, 175, 193, 254 
Furman family. See Forman family 
Furnaces, 212, 253, 379, 654, 1401, 
1488, 1555 



Furness, Horace H., 224 

Furniture, 108, 1540 

Furs, 108, 175, 339, 411, 485, 541, 1165 

Futhy, J. Smith, 1600 

Gabriels Creek, 296 

Gadsden, D., 466 

Gadsden, James, 512 

Gage, Thomas, 1454 

Galbraith, Bartram, 1100 

Gallagher, Charles, 238 

Gallagher, John, 845 

Gallatin, Albert, 87, 250, 557, 1378 

Galliard, Almira, 759 

Galloway, John, 316 

Galloway, Joseph, 250 

Gambier, Samuel, 108 

Gamble, Williams, 226 

Ganges, U.S.S., 106 

Gardens. See Horticulture 

Gardiner, Edward Carey, 227 (a) 

Gardiner, John, 227 (a) 

Gardiner, Sylvester, 227 (a) 

Gardiner, Me., 227 (a) 

Gardner, John, 228 

Gardner, Peter, 108 

Gardner, Sarah, 108 

Gardom, George, 229 

Garrett family, 150 

Garrigues, Benjamin F., 1177 

Garrigues, Edward, 230 

Garrigues, Thomas, 230 

Garson, P., 114 

Gasometers, 735 

Gates, Horatio, 560, 1454 

Gazetteer and New Daily Advertiser, 890 

Genealogical Society of Pennsylvania, 
180, 1354 

Genealogy: Allston, 725, 1445; Allston 
Thomas, 234; Armit, 1341; Ashton 
Robert, 18; Baker, 1341; Baldwin, 26 
Bancroft, 1142; Baum, 231; Beers, 26 
Beylard, John, 368; Blakeslee, 58 
Boker, 1340; Boiler, 1341; Briggs, 75 
Brooke, 79; Brown, 878, 1341; Cad- 
walader, 1454; Carev, 227 (a); Car- 
penter, 115; Cart, 294; Carter, 294; 
Chamberlain, 150; Chambers, 878; 
Chandler, 150; Clemson, 27; Clvmer, 
138; Coffee, 294; Collens, 294; Collins, 
142; Comfort, 737; Conner, 147; Coop- 
er, William, 1064; Cope, 150, 1182; 
Cox, 154; Coxe, Daniel W., 368; Cramp- 
ton, 26; Cunyngham, 156; Davis, 925; 
Denn, 294; Deturk, 185; Dillwyn, 154; 
Downing, 150; Dulany, 940; Dulany, 



Daniel, 428; Dunn, 1211; Dutch fami- 
lies, 683; Dyer, 185; Ellis, 185; Evans, 
319; Fanning, John, 175; Faulke, 319; 
Fetter, 294; Fitz Randolph, Nathaniel, 
209; Flagg, 58; Franklin, 215; Gard- 
iner, 227 (a); Gibbes, 725; Gibbes, 
William, 234; Gilpin, 238; Goodwin, 
294; Gorham, 1284; Gorwood, 294; 
Graff, 231; Griffith, 319; Gwinnett, 
Button, 320; Hallock, 867; Hanks- 
Lincoln, 319; Hasell, 234; Heath, 428, 
940; Helene, 671; Hicks, 26; Hocker, 
878; Holton, 878; Hoopes, 150; Hop- 
per, 294; Inman, 286; Irwin, 231; 
Jeffries, 150; Jenkins, 319; Keim, 185, 
334; Keith, 335; Key, 940; King, 878; 
Lamborn, 150; Lawrence-Washington, 
F. W. Leach's notes on, 1349; Leon- 
ard, 150, 622; Levering, 925; Levy, 
364; Lippincott, James §., 1064; Live- 
zey, 1341; Llovd, 376; McCanless, 
185; McCraher, 150; McMillan, 407; 
Marsh, 150; Martin, 397; Maryland 
families, 652; Masters, 1406; Maxwell, 
185; Mends, 1081; Merrit, 185; Mid- 
dleton, 418; Mifflin, 419; Miles, 422; 
Miller, Patrick, 234; Mitchel, 154; 
Moore, 671; Mott, 878; Muhlenberg, 
Friedrich Augustus, 316; Norris-Lloyd, 
454; Norton, 867; Ogden, 26; Parrish, 
154; Pearce, Cromwell, 482; Pening- 
ton, 227 (a); Penn, 485, 980, 1406; 
Potts, 522; Powel, 1582; Powell, 147; 
Pyewell, 671; Rawle, 536; Reed, Jos- 
eph, 316; Remy, 544; Richards, Joseph 
T., 545, 546; Riche, 286, 878; Rober- 
deau, 156; Roberts, 319, 556, 557, 558; 
Robeson, 1341 ; Robinson, 1211; Sayre, 
185; Scranton, 26; Seeley, 1073; Sharp- 
less, 27, 150; Sheafe, Samson, 206; 
Simons, 725; Snowden, 616; Starr, 
Arthur William, 1064; Sterett, 231; 
Swayne, 316; Swift, 286; Thomas, 
294, 652; Thompson, 1211; Trist 
(Twiss), 26; Trites, 671; Van Horn, 
1340; Vaux, Roberts, 316; Wallace, 
John Bradford, 368; Washington, 193, 
696; Welsh settlers in Pennsylvania, 
977, 1127; Welsh in Montgomery 
County, 376; Wentz, 925; Wharton, 
Robert, 316; Wilson, 725, 878, 1445; 
Wilson, Robert, 234; Wistar, 728; 
Woolman, 737; Worth, 150; Wyn- 
koop, 37; Yeates, 740; Young, 742 

General Fund, 570 

General Loan Office, 454, 902 



Genoa, Italy, 461 

Geodetic Survey, 244 

Geography, 9, 219, 586 

Geology, 388, 637, 1372, 1471 

George I, 166 

George II, 447, 484; Lord Baltimore's 
petition to, 485 

George III, 329 

George, ship, 1084 

Georgia, 36, 272, 320, 379, 466, 1499, 
1604; and Butler family, 1447; Chero- 
kees in, 512; loan, 784; orderly books, 
973; politics, 425 

Georgia, Mississippi, and Southern R.R., 
272 _ 

Germain, George, 1072 

German Archives, 1350 

German Free School, 1510 

German Humboldt Building and Loan 
Association, 1418 

German Relief Association, 233 

German Society, 734 

German soldiers, American Revolution, 
975 

Germans: arrivals in Britannia (1773), 
1228; families, 252; folklore, 221; 
nursery rhymes, 363; Palatines, 485; 
songs, 279 

Germantown, 41, 439, 805, 854; charter, 
475; historical incidents, 175; home 
guard, 856; land survey of, 1408; land 
titles, 362; notes on, 697; orderly 
book, 973; real-estate transactions, 
362 

Germantown and Perkiomen Pike, 855 

Germantown Telegraph, 1540 

Germany, 59, 95, 250, 363, 484, 485, 
592; commerce, 252; culture, 1350; 
families correspond with Rosengarten 
and Denis, 1487; Friends of German 
Democracy, 702; princes' autographs, 
1381; publication of books, 732; reli- 
gion, 732; social conditions, 732 

Gernon, Richard, 232 

Gettysburg, battle of, 304, 410, 536; 
council, 410 

Gettysburg Battlefield Memorial Asso- 
ciation, 756 

Gettysburg Commission, 1280 

Gettysburg National Park, 1280 

Getz, George, 950 

Gibbes family, 725 

Gibbons, James (/. 1760), 1281 

Gibbons, James {fl. 1800), 235 

Gibbons family, 1346 

Gibbs, , 1540 



Gibbs, Justus, 973 

Gibbs, Parnell, 1540 

Gibson, James, 236, 757, 857 

Gibson, John, 1074, 1200 

Gihon, John H., 1311 

Gilbert, George, 858 

Gilbert, William, 1177 

Gildersleeve, C, 1385 

Gillingham, Harrold E., 105, 118, 237, 

435, 487, 683, 842, 858, 889, 922, 938, 
_1038, 1133 

Gillingham, Joseph E., 108 
Gilmore Auditorium, 1189 
Gilpin, Bernard, 238 
Gilpin, Charles, 250 
Gilpin, Elizabeth, 240 
Gilpin, Henry D., 175, 240, 324, 447; 

tributes to, 238 
Gilpin, J. F., 108 

Gilpin, Joshua, 238, 239, 240, 1177 
Gilpin, Maria, 240 

Gilpin, Thomas, 239; biography, 238, 
^ 1282 

Gilpin, Vincent, 108 
Girard, Stephen, 87, 136, 250, 331, 380, 

1509 
Girard College, 494, 1426; trustees, 556 
Girard's Bank, 1562 
Gist, Christopher, 840 
Gist, Thomas, 1283 
Glass, 212, 367, 727 
Gleason, Edward Baldwin, 859 
Glenholme, Orr and Dunlope, 462 
Glenn, Thomas Allen, 977 
Gloucester Cotton Mill Co., 1586 
Gloucester County, N.J., 143, 860; land 

titles, 134, 206; voters list, 781 
Gloucester Fox Hunting Club, 756 
Gloucester Gingham Mills, 1586 
Gloucester Iron Works, 726, 1586 
Gloucester Library and Library Co., 1586 
Gloucester Manufacturing Co., 582, 1586 
Gnadenthal refugees, 1035 
Gnadenhutten, 275, 296 
Gobrecht, Christian F., 241 
Godfrey, John W., 242 
Godfrey, ship, 1164 
Godwin Association, 1188 
Gold, 108, 148, 728; discovery, 158, 238 
Gold Rush, 1425 
Goldsborough, Louis M., 227 (a) 
Goldsmiths, 108, 1343, 1540 
Goodfellow, Edward, 243 
Goodfellow, James, 244 
Goodson, John, 246 
Goodwin family, 150, 294 



Gordon, Patrick, 447 

Gordon, Thomas F., 247 

Gorham, James, 1284 

Gorman, A., 645 

Gorwood family, 294 

Goshen, Chester Co., 861 

Goshen Women's Monthly Meetings, 

_ 150 

Goths, 363 

Gottschall, Jacob, 1285 

Gough and Carmault, 108 

Gould, Walter, 1286 

Governors Island, N.Y., 78 

Grace, John, 1542 

Grace Church, Phila., 129 

Graff, Annie A., 231, 248 

Graff, Charles, 1190 

Graff, Edgar P., 248 

Graff, Frederick, 1190 

Graff, Jacob, 108 

Graff, Paul, 248 

Graff family, 231, 1190 

Graham, Archibald H., 863 

Graham, Mary, 1146 

Grain, 108, 301, 541, 693; duties on, 136 

Graisbury, Joseph, 541 

Grand Lodge, 905 

Grand Oglaze, orderly book, 973 

Grand Ohio Company, 840 

Grant, Ulysses Simpson, 175, 304, 1461 

Granville family, 249 

Graply, D. W., 864 

Grasse, Comte de, 25, 163, 357 

Gratz, Alfred, 251 

Gratz, Bernard, 193, 488 

Gratz, Caroline, 1514 

Gratz, Elizabeth, 1514 

Gratz, Henry M., 251 

Gratz, Hyman, 251 

Gratz, Louisa, 1514 

Gratz, Michael, 108, 193 

Gratz, Miriam, 193 

Gratz, Simon, 250, 251, 357, 1571 

Gratz family, 193, 251, 935 

Gravesend, Eng., 34 

Gray, Vincent, 589 

Great Britain. See England 

Great Central Fair, 224, 679, 865, 1062, 

_ 1546 

Great Lakes, naval activities, 482 

Greble, Edwin, 175 

Greece, 250, 433; issue before Congress, 
512; maps, 238; mythology, 257 

Greek classics, 4; histories, 525; transla- 
tions from, 529, 658 

Greeley, Adolphus, 250 



Green, Henry, 1540 

Green, Moses, 973 

Greenback. Party, 227 

Greene, Francis M., 685 

Greene, James M., 1191 

Greene, Nathanael, 49, 250, 866, 973 

Greene County, 150 

Greenleaf, James, 250, 586, 1543 

Greensburg, 108 

Greenville, treaty of, 699 

Greenwaldt, Mary Hallock, 867 

Greenway, Robert, 901 

Greenwich, N.J., 1589 

Greenwich Township, N.J., 841 

Greer, David, 950 

Greeting cards, 1553 

Greeves, John, 108 

Gregg, Lizzie R., 1287 

Gregory, Nancy, 139 

Greyhound, ship, 868 

Grider, Rufus A., 944, 947 

Griffith, Benjamin, 622 

Griffith, Elijah, 108 

Griffith, Hannah, 631 

Griffith, Josephine, 759 

Griffith, Richard, 1542 

Griffith, Richard H., 1542 

Griffith, Samuel, 193 

Griffith, Mrs. Samuel Blair, 1288 

Griffith, Thomas, 379, 454 

Griffith, W., 454 

Griffith Manuscripts, 1490 

Griffitts, Samuel P., 175 

Grist mill, 1484 

Grocery, 108, 374, 1427, 1540 

Gronovius, John F., 36 

Grotjan, Peter A., 252 

Groves, Edward A., 759 

Growdon, J., 193 

Grubb, Clement, 253 

Grubb, Clement B., 1488 

Grubb, Edward B., 1488 

Grubb, Henrv Bates, 253 

Grubb, Peter, 253, 740 

Grubb Furnace and Forge, 253 

Grubb Papers, 1488 

Gruchy, John Philip de, 571 

Guerrero, General, 512 

Guerriere, frigate, 541 

Guilford, Lord, 962 

Gulliver, John, 1485 

Gunsmiths, 1363 

Gurney, Francis, 88 

Gwinnett, Button, 320 

Gwynedd Invincibles, 319 

Gwynedd Township, 319, 649 



Habacker, George, 108 

Haddonfield, N.J., 384 

Haga, Godfrey, 108 

Hagerstown, Md., 108; orderly book, 

973 
Hahn, Peter, 734, 1489 
Haig, William, 774 
Haines, Joshua, 1540 
Haiti, 1603 
Hale, Selma, 193 
Hale, Thomas, 403 
Halifax, Nova Scotia, 426 
Hall, A. Oakey, 254 
Hall, David, 638 
Hall, Edward, 940 
Hall, John, 108 
Hall, John Elihu, 255 
Hall, Revnold T., 256 
Hall, S. C, 175 
Hall, Mrs. S. C, 175 
Hall, William, 638 
Hall, Franklin and, 215 
Hallock families, 867 
Hallowell, Morris L., 257 
Hallowell, S. M., 257 
Halroyd, Jack, 200 
Hamburg, Germany, 95 
Hamilton, A. Boyd, 250 
Hamilton, Alexander, 49, 57, 114, 193, 

250, 447, 686, 1450, 1454; controversy 

with Burr, 47; duel with Burr, 31, 

1509 
Hamilton, Andrew, 258, 485, 1289, 1434 
Hamilton, Hance, 259 
Hamilton, James (1710-1783), 131, 258, 

260, 266, 310, 316, 447, 456, 485, 498, 

603, 677, 869, 1074, 1446 
Hamilton, James (fl. 1801), 31 
Hamilton, John, 77, 108, 1427 
Hamilton, William, 606, 870, 1434 
Hamilton Academy, Phila., 954 
Hamilton and Drew, 108 
Hamilton and Hood, 108, 1427 
Hampton, Rhoda Ann, 759 
Hancock, John, 199, 250, 380 
Hand, Gen. Edward, 196, 250, 261, 973 
Handlin, W. W., 310 
Handy, Charles O., 589 
Hanks-Lincoln families, 319 
Hanna, Marcus, 645 
Hannah, ship, 1053 
Hans Breitman, 363 
Hanthorn, Isaac, 108 
Harding, Warren G., 262 
Hardware, 108, 1542 
Hare, P. H., 1151 



Harley, Lewis R., 264 

Harmar, Josiah, 950 

Harmony Encampment, 905 

Harper, B. Frank, 871 

Harper, Robert, 193, 871 

Harper, S. Bell, 265 

Harper and Hartshorn, 136 

Harper's Ferry, Va., 872 

Harris, James B., 1598 

Harris, John, 266 

Harris, Levett, 150 

Harris, Robert, 108 

Harris, Sarah, 1542 

Harrisburg, 108, 681, 691; banking, 670; 

Lafayette reception, 558; military 

activities, 511 
Harrisburg Bridge Co., 391, 425 
Harrison, Benjamin, 176, 250, 645 
Harrison, George, 267 
Harrison, George L., 1464 
Harrison, James, 1095 
Harrison, John, 108, 1146 
Harrison, Richard, 379 
Harrison, Robert H., 193 
Harrison, Thomas, 1146 
Harrison, William, 1290 
Harrison, William Henry, 250, 466, 840; 

vindication of military character, 268 
Harrison Oil Co., 269 
Hart family, 193 
Hartford County, Conn., 1444 
Hartley, Thomas, 740 
Hartshorn, Harper and, 136 
Hartshorne, Joseph, 1291 
Harvey, Isaac, 108, 286, 1153 
Hasell, Thomas, family, 234 
Hassell, Jane, 641 
Hatborough, Union Library Company, 

1111 
Hatkinson, John, 271 
Hats, 108 

Haupt, Herman, 272 
Haverford, 108 
Hawkins, John H., 273, 973 
Hawthorne, Alice, pseud. See Winner, 

Septimus 
Hawthorne, James, 1509 
Hawthorne, Thomas, 1509 
Hawthorne and Kerr, 1509 
Hay, John, 1381 
Hay Creek, 212 
Hayes, Richard, 108 
Hayes, Rutherford B., 78 
Hayley, William, 274, 299 
Hazard, Ebenezer, 227 (b), 1 148, 1398 
Hazard, Samuel, 843, 1398 



Hazard family, 1398 

Hazelton, and Phila. militia regiment 

(1875), 1356 
Hazen, Moses, 973, 1094 
Hazlehurst, Samuel, 1450 
He Financed the War: a Life of Robert 

Morris, 1270 
Head, Elizabeth, 692 
Headley, Joel T., 268 
Heath, Daniel Charles, 940 
Heath family, 428 
Hebert, James, 1546 
Heckewelder, John G. E., 175, 193, 275 
Hegins, Charles W., 458 
Hele, James E., 276 
Helvetius, letters, 383 
Henderson, John, 277 
Henderson, Lydia, 277 
Henderson, Robert, 108 
Henderson, Samuel J., 1542 
Henderson, Sarah, 1542 
Hennessey, Michael, 227 
Henry, Alexander, 278 
Henry, Betsv, 279 
Henry, Eliza, 279 
Henry, J. J., 280 
Henry, Matthew S., 310, 456 
Henry, Patrick, 175, 250, 485 
Henry, Solomon, 840 
Henry, William, 280 
Henry Clay Furnace, 1488 
Henshaw, Mrs. Logan, 1154 
Heraclius, Emperor, 576 
Heraldry, 245, 263, 309, 376, 401, 544, 

575, 652, 716, 852 
Herbst, John, 846 
Herefordshire, Eng., 524 
Hering, Constantine, 873 
Herman Lodge No. 7, 905 
Herrick, Cheesman A., 1292 
Herrman, Augustine, 335 
Hesselius, Andrew, 874 
Hessians, prisoners of war, 875 
Heston, Isaac, 1540 
Hewes, Aaron, 206 
Hewitt, Captain, 770 
Hibernia Fire Co., 205 
Hibernian Society, 1152 

Hicks, , 1540 

Hicks, Elias, 737 
Hicks, Isaac, 281 
Hicks, William, 379 
Hicks family, 26 
Hidell, William H., 627 
Hiellern, Michael, 129 
Hiester, Daniel, 282 



Highlands, N.Y., 913 

Hight, William, 1293 

Hilbon, Joseph, 316 

Hildal, Martin, 283 

Hildeburn, Charles R., 286 

Hildeburn, Samuel, 108 

Hildeburn and Woolworth, 108 

Hill, Hannah, 154 

Hill, John, 1540 

Hill, Richard, 379, 631, 740 

Hill, Richard N., 1365 

Hill, Samuel, 1540 

Hillegas, Michael, 287, 316 

Hillman, Charles, 1540 

Hinckly, Eliza. See Landon, Mrs. Eliza 

Hinrichs, John, 288 

Historic Hotels of the World, 1192 

Historical Map oj Pennsylvania, 1372 

Historical Pageant of Philadelphia, 460 

Historical Society of Pennsylvania, 425, 
1561 

History oj the Bank oj North America, 
1543 

History oj Charles V, 1582 

History oj Chester County, 1600 

History oj Cricket in Philadelphia, 863 

History oj Grand Opera, 1423 

History oj Philadelphia, 1095 

History oj the Religious Society oj Friends, 
Vol. IV, 1563 

History oj the Second Troop Philadelphia 
City Cavalry, 1424 

Hitchcock, Richard Rawson, 417 

Hobart, Robert, 212 

Hobbs, Henry, J. P., 1465 

Hocker, Isaiah, 878 

Hocker family, 878 

Holbrook and Hughes, 1540 

Holckley, Jacob F., 839 

Holland, 1, 175, 242, 382, 485; com- 
merce, 136, 183, 541; Friends, 440; 
wars, 682 

Holland Population Land Co., 877 

Hollingsworth, Levi, 227 (b), 289, 1552 

Hollingsworth, Mary Wilson, 721 

Hollingsworth, Paschall, 289, 675 

Hollingsworth, Zebulon, 289 

Hollingsworth and Rudulph, 289 

Hollingsworth, Paschall and, 474 

Hollowel, John, 681 

Holme, John, 529 

Holme, Thomas, 907, 1294, 1498 

Holmes, James, 155 

Holmes, Oliver Wendell, 193, 250, 688 

Holmesburg Library, 907 

Holton family, 878 



Home Sweet Home, 1304 

Homony Club, 175 

Honest Government Party, 702 

Honey brook, 319 

Hood, John M., 108, 1427 

Hood, Lentz and, 108 

Hooper, Robert Lettes, 329 

Hoopes, Alban W., 1513 

Hoopes, Azariah, 1513 

Hoopes, Daniel, 290 

Hoopes, Eliza, 313 

Hoopes, Thomas, 313 

Hoopes family, 150 

Hope Fire Co., 205 

Hopewell, N.J., 108 

Hopewell Forge, 253 

Hopewell Furnace, 212 

Hopkins, Gerald T., 291 

Hopkins, Samuel, 250 

Hopkins, Stephen, 380 

Hopkins, Thomas, 292 

Hopkinson, Francis, 144, 175, 236, 746 

Hopkinson, Joseph, 293, 540 

Hopkinson, Mary, 540 

Hopkinson, Sarah, 1171 

Hopkinson, Thomas, 155, 540 

Hopper, Harry Shelmire, 294 

Hopper family, 294 

Horace, odes of, 295 

Horn, Countess of, 485 

Horner, Benjamin, 108, 139 

Horner, Mary, 108 

Hornet, U.S.S., 35 

Hornor, Joseph P., 295; and William 

Morrison, 108 
Horse thieves, 1334, 1533 
Horses, breeding of, 1587 
Horsfield, Timothy, 296, 297, 456 
Horticulture, 36, 83, 150, 512, 712, 969, 

1440, 1476; garden notebooks, 1582 
Hoskins, Warder, and Pearsall, 694 
Hospitals, 609, 1580; Blockley General, 

1178; Frederick Douglass Memorial, 

8; Pennsylvania, 64, 316, 1314; 

Philadelphia, 626, 684, 1365 
Hotels, 1192 
Hough, Oliver, 298 
House of Detention, Phila., 1359 
House of Representatives, U.S. See 

Congress 
Houston, Sam, 151, 517 
Howard, John, 274; biography, 299 
Howe, J. W., 499 
Howe, Ogden, 175 
Howe, Richard, 1072 
Howe, Robert, 455 



Howe, Sir William, 1072; occupation of 

Philadelphia, 484 
Howell, A., 1540 
Howell, Anna Hazen, 878 
Howell, James, 718 
Howell, Josephine R., 1346 
Howell, Mary, 329 
Howell, R. H., 878 
Howell, Reading, 1295 
Howell, Robert, 878 
Howell family, 1346 
Howell-Harmstead Collection, 1498 
Howells, William Dean, 1381 
Hubbard, C. Evans, 1399 
Hubbard, Edwin, 245 
Huber, Jacob, 212 
Hubley, Lieutenant Colonel, 975 
Hubley, Jacob, 595 
Hubley family, 1174 
Hudson, Arnold, 1540 
Hudson, Henry, biography, 538 
Hudson, U.S.S., 35 
Hudson River, discovery of, 538 
Huger, Alfred, 512 
Hugh, John, 301 

Hughes, , 1540 

Hughes, Isaac, 302 

Hughes, John, 302 

Hughs, Mary Anna, 759 

Huidekoper, Alfred, 877 

Huidekoper, H. J., 303 

Hulfish, E. S., 1483 

Hull, Isaac, 267 

Hull, William, 466 

Human Freedom League, 952 

Humboldt, Alexander von, 688 

Humphrey, Charles, 108 

Humphreys, Andrew Atkinson, 304, 

879 
Humphreys, Clement, 305, 306 
Humphreys, Daniel, 306 
Humphreys, David, 238 
Humphreys, Joshua, 175, 306, 331 
Humphreys, N. N., 304 
Hunt, John, 108, 484 
Hunt, Leigh, 175 
Hunt and Greenleafe, 108 
Hunt Avenue, 1280 
Hunter, Dr., 379 
Hunter, John, 108 
Hunter, Samuel, 1041 
Hunter, William M., 954 
Hunting, 728, 1464 

Huntingdon County Bible Society, 129 
Huntington, Joshua, 222 
Huntington, Samuel, 144 



Huntly, John C, 307 
Huron, Laurens, 108 
Huston, Felix, 512 
Hutchins, Thomas, 308 
Hutchinson, J. B., 1566 
Hutchinson, James, 379 
Hymns, 62, 112, 266, 336. See also 
Music, Songs 

Idee generale de tons les gouvernements de 
I' Europe, 1762, 1254 

Illinois, 1458; lands, 880 

Illinois and Wabash Land Co., 880 

Illuminating, 713; art of, 368 

Immigration, 514, 721; Irish, 485; Ohio, 
235; passenger lists, 425; Pennsyl- 
vania, 235, 881; regulation of, 720 

Imokilly, Barony of, 485 

Impeachment: Judge Franklin, 91; 
Judge Peck, 324 

Imperial, ship, 1389 

"Imports and Exports from the Several 
Ports in North America," 1491 

Impressment, 426 

Indentures. See Legal records 

Independence Hall, 1296; restoration of, 
193 

Independent Committee, 702 

India, ship, 754 

India: trade, 1587; voyage to, 1115 

Indian Rights Association, 702, 1523 

Indian Walk, 488; maps, 485 

Indiana Company, 708, 840 

Indiana County, 240, 488; land titles, 
240; maps, 240; politics, 177 

Indians, 34, 140, 150, 175, 243, 310, 372, 
379, 1095; abuses, 310; account with 
loan offices, 454; affairs, 485; answer 
to Swedish missionary, 154; appro- 
priations, 586; attacks on settlements, 
1107; biography, 275; camps, 566; 
Catholic missions, 101; Chesapeake 
Bay, 310; chiefs, 387; chiefs, Jeffer- 
son's letters to, 466; conciliation by 
Friends, 310; controversies, 44, 310, 
700; and George Croghan, 1459; 
council at Easton, 310; councils, 519; 
Creek, Cherokee boundary, 736; cus- 
toms, 468, 480; depredations, 144, 
296, 310, 456, 466, 519, 552; deputa- 
tion of Friends, 291; economic condi- 
tions, 291, 310; ethnology, 218; 
Florida warfare, 238; folklore, 275; 
Fort Pitt, 370, 1145; Thomas Gist on 
(1758), 1283; grievances, 310; Hecke- 
welder's work with, 275; history, 280, 






310; A. W. Hoopes, on, 1513; aided by 
Indian Rights Association, 1523; in- 
vasion by Five Nations, 485; Iroquois, 
275; Lake Superior, 310; Lancaster 
conference, 310; Lancaster Co., 310; 
land purchases, 631, 880; lands, 213, 
329, 425, 447, 455, 669; language, 181, 
480; massacres, 296, 352, 752; Mora- 
vian missions, 129; George Morgan on 
trade with, 1163; names of chiefs, 310; 
names of tribes, 590; negotiations with, 
110, 316, 485, 498; New York, 310; 
origin, 310, 480; Paxton massacre, 
310; peace measures, 484; Penn's 
letter to, 485, 1095; petitions to Jef- 
ferson, 466; philology, 181, 280, 310; 
politics, 480; relations with, 372; re- 
ligion, 310, 480, 655; reservation on 
Minnesota River, 599; rights, 702; 
Seminole War, 645; social conditions, 
291, 310, 468, 480; songs, 310; South- 
ern states, 308, 480; speeches, 310; 
speeches at Easton, 301; Susquehanna 
Valley, 310, 352; territories, maps, 
410; territories, Colorado, Montana, 
Nevada, Utah, Wyoming, 78; towns, 
566; trade, 30, 111, 193, 250, 310, 339, 
387, 425, 506, 555, 595, 728, 1106; 
traditions, 480; transportation, 555; 
treaties, 40, 356, 358, 455, 466, 468, 
485, 498, 699; treaties and deeds, 
1297; treatment of, 154; treaty at 
Fort Stanwix, 193; treaty councils, 
699; treaty with Teedyuscung, 302; 
troubles in South, 54; vocabulary, 
275; warriors, 590; wars, 227, 250, 
310, 552, 669, 1216, 1550; Wayne's 
campaign against, 699; Conrad 
Weiser's Ohio expedition, 700; welfare 
of in Oklahoma, 460; Western tribes, 
291, 310; writing, 310. See also names 
of Indians and Indian tribes 

Indigent Widows' and Single Women's 
Society of Philadelphia, 1400 

Ingersoll, C. J., 236 

Ingersoll, Jared, 250 

Ingersoll, Joseph Reed, 238 

Ingham, Samuel D., 151 

Ingraham, Edward, 175 

Inns. See Taverns 

Insane Hospital, 684 

Insanity, 424, 684 

Insurance, 108, 331, 632, 1019, 1028, 
1540, 1552. See also Commerce, names 
of insurance companies 

Interior decorating, 314 



Internal improvements, 30, 108, 130, 
148, 151, 251, 1582; Chester Co., 150; 
Delaware, 554; England, 238; Europe, 
84; Kensington, 340; Maryland, 250; 
Montgomery Co., 122, 319, 855; New 
Jersey, 134; New York, 666; North- 
ampton Co., 456; Northumberland 
Co., 458; Pennsylvania, 2, 167, 176, 
238, 250, 303, 338, 387, 391, 425, 447, 
479, 488, 499, 555, 632, 644, 654, 710, 
1216; Philadelphia, 50, 619; protec- 
tion of, 278; Scotland, 722; South, 
272; United States, 84, 127, 136, 160, 
289, 324, 586, 600; West, 728 

Interstate Commerce Commission, 1337 

Iowa, 476 

Iphigenia, H. M. S., 1081 

Ireland, 37, 153, 322, 463, 1582; Friends, 
440, 719; immigrants from, 485; revo- 
lution, 250; social conditions, 720 

Iron, 63, 108, 127, 140, 150, 194, 212, 
253, 316, 319, 379, 435, 436, 447, 458, 
484, 485, 632, 645, 654, 726, 940, 1 176, 
1377, 1403, 1454, 1530, 1540, 1555, 
1586; strangulation of industry by 
Parliament, 484 

Ironmasters, 212, 253, 319, 1247 

Iroquois, 275, 310; religion, 310 

Irvin, Mathew, 796 

Irvine, C, 466 

Irvine, James, 1041 

Irvine, William, 250, 312, 1587 

Irving, Washington, 193, 250, 973 

Irwin, J. Warner, 1394 

Irwin, John, 1503 

Irwin family, 231 

Isabella Furnace, 1401 

Isle of Noix, orderly book, 973 

Israel, Joseph, 108 

Israel, Samuel, 541 

Italy, 16, 363; art, 238; authors, 250; 
commerce, 136; evangelism, 702; his- 
torical monuments, 464; sketches, 
650; social conditions, 464; visit to, 
118; Waldensian Society in, 702 

Izard, George, 466 

Jackson, Andrew, 136, 218, 238, 250, 
324, 466, 476, 484, 512, 557, 645; con- 
duct in Florida and New Orleans, 558; 
United States Bank controversy, 675 

Jackson, Caroline H., 313 

Jackson, David, 882 

Jackson, Henry, 1583 

Jackson, Isaac P., 108 

Jackson, John C, 108 



Jackson, Joseph F. A., 314, 883, 1155, 
1192, 1466 

Jackson, Samuel, 315 

Jackson, William, 1583 

Jacobs, Benjamin, 316 

Jacobs, Isaac, 316 

Jacobs, Israel, 316 

Jacobs, John, 316 

Jacobs, Joseph, 316 

Jacobs family, 884 

Jamaica, 172, 227, 1582; Assembly, 425 

James, Duke of York, 111 

James, VI, King of Scotland, 175 

James, Abel, 317,632, 1026 

James, Thomas P., 885 

James, Mrs. Thomas P., 520, 679 

James and Drinker, 176 

James Wilson Memorial Committee, 
1501 

Janney, Elizabeth, 193 

Janney, Samuel M., 1563 

Janvier, F. M. de Hoes, 175 

Japan, 16, 388; letters to A. J. Edmunds, 
1342 

Java, 553 

Java, U.S.S., 589 

Jay, Sir James, 794 

Jay, John, 20, 40, 238, 250, 1105 

Jefferies, Oliver T., 150 

Jefferies family, 150 

Jefferis, Chalkley, 108 

Jefferson, Thomas, 34, 39, 40, 49, 175, 
193, 227 (b), 238, 250, 295, 318, 324, 
380, 382, 405, 466, 484, 552, 558, 560, 
682, 688, 1348, 1378; diplomatic mis- 
sions, 44; election of, 39; relief of, 318 

Jefferson Barracks, 77 

Jefferson College, 407, 628 

Jefferson County, 176 

Jefferson Lodge No. 48, 905 

Jeffrey, Captain, 868 

Jenkins, Algernon S., 319 

Jenkins, Charles F., 319, 320, 1404 

Jenkins, Francis, 1087 

Jenkins, George, 973 

Jenkins, Howard M., 319 

Jenkins, Robert, 319, 1540 

Jenkins family, 319 

Jenkintown Building and Loan Associa- 
tion, 1418 

Jenks, Michael H., 108 

Jennings, Francis, 321 

Jennings, John, 887 

Jennings, Sol, 1348 

Jennison, William, 1298 

Jersey Galley, ship, 818 



Jesuits, 101 

Jewelry, 208, 1343 

Joachim, Joseph, 592 

Jockey Club, 756 

John, ship, 1067 

Johns, Rachel, 150 

Johnson, Andrew, 78, 113, 250 

Johnson, Anna G., 323 

Johnson, Jesse, 1299 

Johnson, John G., 1461 

Johnson, Joseph, 512 

Johnson, Samuel, 136 

Johnson, William, 512 

Johnson, Sir William, 250, 447, 485, 

1095, 1106, 1454 
Johnson and Warner, 1295 
Johnston, Alexander, 1582 
Johnston, Francis, 316 
Johnston, John H., 324 
Johnston, Josiah S., 324 
Johnston, Robert, 1582 
Johnston, Thomas, 466 
Johnston, William S., 324 
Johnston family, Jamaica, 1582 
Johnstown flood, 994, 1421, 1541 
Johnstown Flood Relief Commission, 

1430 
Jones, A. A., 1546 
Jones, Allen, 455 
Jones, Andrew, 718 
Jones, Andrew M., 1403, 1428 
Jones, Benjamin, 718 
Jones, Blathwaite, 325 
Jones, David, 326, 327 
Jones, Horatio Gates, 328, 1300 
Jones, Jacob, 267 
Jones, John, 888 
Jones, John, Jr., 1193 
Jones, Jonathan, 329 
Jones, Lewis, 889 
Jones, Owen, 329, 1301 
Jones, Paul, 890 
Jones, R. Strettel, 316 
Jones, Robert, 898 
Jones, Thomas, 330, 898 
Jones, William, 331, 1378 
Jones family, 329 
Jones and Backhouse, 108 
Jones and Clarke, 331 
Jones and Drinker, 108 
Jones and Foulke, 329 
Jones and Wister, 108, 329 
Jonesboro, Tenn., 192 
Jordan, Edward, 332 
Jordan, Ewing, 1194 
Jordan, Francis, 1194 



Jordan, John, 1546 

Jordan, Robert, 108 

Journals. See Diaries 

Juanita Iron Co., 316 

Judaism, 1514 

Julia Castner, ship, 1164 

Julian, Emperor, 97 

Junior Legal Club, 536 

Junius Americanus, pseud., 295 

A Just Rebuke, 536 

Justice, Jefferson, 1302 

Kader Box, ship, 891 

Kalapooyahs, 310 

Kalb, Baron de, 25 

Kane, Elisha K., 175 

Kansas, 10, 51, 466; history, 1311; map 

of route to Pacific, 466 
Kansas-Nebraska Bill, 51 
Kaskaskia, George Morgan at, 1163 
Kasten, Bernard, 336 
Kay, James, Jr., 499 
Kearney, Dyre, 250 
Kearney, Stephen W., 512 
Kearsley, John, 1454 
Keating, John, 232 
Keats, John, 193 
Keenan, J. Crooks, 1546 
Keim, George May, 1304 
Keim, John, family, 185 
Keim, Randolph de B., 334 
Keith, Charles P., 335 
Keith, John, 50 

Keith, William, 98, 204, 485, 1095 
Keith-Logan controversy, 485 
Kelley, Julianna, 1591 
Kelly, Caroline Bartram, 36 
Kelly family, 1354 
Kelpius, Johannes, 175, 336, 1610 
Kelso, March E., 685 
Kemble, Amos, 512 
Kemble, Fanny. See Butler, Fanny 

Kemble 
Kemble, Gouverneur, 238, 512 
Kendall, Elizabeth, 337 
Kennedy, Anderson, 108 
Kennedy, Anthony, 338, 347 
Kennedy, John, 108 
Kennedy, Joseph, 499 
Kennedy, Lynch and, 389 
Kennedy, R. G., and Co., 170 
Kennersly, William, 108 
Kennett Monthly Meetings, 150 
Kennett Square, orderly book, 973 
Kenny, James, 339 



Kensington, 710, 892; register, 340 

Kent, James, 250, 365 

Kent County, Del., 166, 485, 1103, 
1590; courts, 562, 1404; wills and mar- 
riages, 805 

Kent, Eng., 485 

Kentucky, 136, 466, 476; early settlers, 
245; land titles, 180, 541; real-estate 
transactions, 541; trade with Florida, 
541 

Keppele, Michael, 1394 

Kepple, Augustus, 770 

Key, Francis Scott, 250 

Key, Philip, 940 

Key, Richard, 940 

Kidd, John, 72, 108 

Kimball family, 1578 

Kimber, Thomas, 1244 

Kimber and Conrad, 1295 

King, Duncan, 1405 

King, Rufus, 512, 1448 

King family, 878 

King and Wilson, 1156 

Kingsbury Furnace, 1555 

Kingsessing, 129 

Kingsland, Herefordshire, Eng., 525 

Kingston-on-Hull, Eng., 379 

Kinloch, Bowden, 108 

Kinloch, Farquhar, 108 

Kinnersley, Ebenezer, 342 

Kinsey, Chief Justice, 484 

Kintzing, Abraham, 347 

Kintzing, Tench C, 347 

Kirk, Isaiah, 499 

Kite, , 1303 

Kite, Thomas, 108 

Kittell, William, 108 

Klapp, Joseph, 108 

Klikatats, 310 

Kneass, Joseph A., 345 

Knight, Daniel, 108 

Knipp, L. O., 129 

Knowles, Mrs., 136 

Knowles, Sally, 250 

Knox, Henry, 114, 1583 

Knox, John, 250 

Knox-Duer Purchase, 1583 

Koenigmacher case, 91 

Konkle, Burton Alva, 1429, 1538; con- 
troversy with L. H. Alexander, 1501 

Kosciuszko, Tadeusz, 250 

Kraft, Charles de, 346 

Kreitzer, John, 893 

Kressler, John, 96 

Krewson, George, 347 



Kuhl, Frederick, 108 
Kuhn, Joseph E., 1365 
Kunze, M., 348 

Labor, 1588 

Labrador Eclipse Expedition, 243 

Lacey, John, 175 

Lackawanna Creek, land drafts, 571 

Lacock, Abner, 645 

Lafayette, Marquis de, 1, 163, 175, 199, 
238, 250, 688; reception to, 162, 324, 
558, 894 

Lafayette College, 430 

La Guardia, Fiorello H., 1246 

Lake George, 974 

Lake Superior, copper mines, 951 

La Luzerne, Chevalier de, 1095 

Lamar, Hill, Bisset & Co., 1375 

Lamb, W. W., 1155 

Lamberton, James Findley Peffer, 349 

Lamborn, Thomas, 250 

Lamborn family, 150 

Lamont, A. E., 227 (b) 

Lampe, Friedrich Adolph, 1610 

Lancashire Furnace, 1555 

Lancaster, Albert Edmund, 350 

Lancaster, John, 108 

Lancaster, Joseph, 250 

Lancaster, Moses, 108 

Lancaster, 258, 499, 1540; banking, 670; 
courts, 280, 351, 352, 595, 740; Indi- 
ans, 310; land titles, 352, 651; library, 
352; orderly book, 973; politics, 280, 
352, 558; prisoners of war, 138, 875; 
real-estate transactions, 454 

Lancaster County, 30, 212, 280, 319, 
352, 371, 379, 454, 488; muster roll, 
950 

Land, Thomas, 244 

Land book, of Harrison and Phillips, 
1290 

Land companies, 242; Illinois-Wabash 
Land Co., 1554; New Jersey, 622; 
North American, 1432; Ohio, 1371; 
Pennsylvania, 236, 250, 447, 485, 489, 
708; Washington, D. C, 1156; Wica- 
coa and Moyamensing Meadows Co., 
1175 

Land drafts: Lackawanna Creek, 571; 
Luzerne Co., 571; Loyalsoc Creek, 
571; Lycoming Co., 571; Northwest 
Territory, 577; Onions Fishery, 571; 
Westmoreland Co., 571 ; York Co., 571 

Land laws, of Pa., 1266 

Land transactions, 29, 182, 402, 931, 
963, 1375; Albany Co., N.Y., 329; 



Allegheny Co., 489, 517; Beaver Co., 
489; Berks Co., 144; Bradford Co., 
403; Bucks Co., 3, 22, 484; Burlington 
Co., N.J., 102, 551; Chester Co., 150, 
369, 460, 484, 485, 488, 646, 651, 
1240; Clearfield Co., 43; Connecticut, 
571; Cumberland Co., 195, 349; Cus- 
sawago, 411; Delaware, 240, 379, 673; 
Delaware Bay, 485; Delaware Co., 

497, 651; Elk Co., 43; Esther family, 
1265; Fairman family, 1498; Fayette 
Co., 125; Florida, 308, 541; Fort Pitt, 
654; Germantown, 362; Gloucester 
Co., N.J., 134, 143, 206; Indiana, 240; 
Indians, 213; Indians of Pa., 1297; 
Kensington, 340; Kentucky, 180, 541; 
Lancaster Co., 352, 651; Louisiana, 
571; Luzerne Co., 240; Maine, 677, 
1583; Maryland, 80, 130, 236, 484, 
485, 571, 606; McKean Co., 43; Mer- 
cer Co., 489, 517; Mississippi, 541; 
Montgomery Co., 122, 302, 488; New 
Amstel, Del., 183; New Castle Co., 
Del., Ill, 488, 651; New Jersey, 28, 
195, 213, 250, 359, 450, 484, 606, 622, 
640, 665; New Orleans, 541; North 
Carolina, 654; Northampton Co., 317, 
456; Northumberland Co., 21, 100, 
437, 438, 458, 517; Northwest Terri- 
tory, 577; Nova Scotia, 302; Penn 
family, 1166, 1454; Pennsylvania, 22, 
103, 104, 130, 131, 140, 155, 176, 193, 
236, 238, 250, 269, 282, 289, 303, 316, 
319, 329, 335, 338, 346, 371, 372, 379, 
383, 387, 425, 447, 469, 471, 484, 485, 

498, 499, 505, 517, 571, 605, 606, 608, 
621, 640, 659, 665, 669, 708, 721, 742, 
877, 963, 1408, 1509, 1587; Pennsyl- 
vania counties, 488; Philadelphia, 28, 
346, 485, 499, 584, 632, 654, 674, 710, 
734, 740, 1226, 1294, 1323, 1325, 1375, 
1420, 1497; at Point No Point, 1495; 
Roxborough, 362; Scotland, 721 ; Som- 
erset Co., 125; Tioga Co., 403; United 
States, 324, 571, 632, 1390; Venango 
Co., 499; Virginia, 180, 541, 571; war- 
rants, 1313; Western, 437, 541; in 
Western Pennsylvania, 1507; West- 
moreland Co., 125, 517, 645; York 
Co., 499. See also Real-estate transac- 
tions 

Landon, Mrs. Eliza, 1347 
Landon family, 1347 
Lane, Edward, 1387 
Lane, William, 1387 
Langdon, John, 353 



Langius, Joachim, 354 

Lansdowne, 595 

Larchfield, E. H. Warder, 355 

Lardner, Alexander, 1493 

Lardner, Lynford, 310, 379 

Larer, John, 1540 

Larer, Melchior, 1540 

Larson, J., 613 

Latimer, George, 250 

Latin, 354; histories, 525; religious tracts, 
743; synodal documents, 250; transla- 
tions from, 529 

La Trappe, abbey, 136 

Laudin, Abraham Scott, 193 

Laurens, Henry, 356, 380, 658 

Laurens, John, 250, 357, 405 

Laux, James, 1348 

Law, 91; catalogue of Edward Burd li- 
brary, 104; Dickinson's notes on, 379; 
essays on, 1331; international, 25, 
634; lectures, University of Pennsyl- 
vania, 402; Charles Lee's remarks on, 
360; Moland's analysis of, 378; notes 
on, 86, 105, 171, 293, 402, 475, 595; 
penal, 250; pleading, 171; Jasper 
Yeates notes, 740. See also Legal 
records 

Law Register, 939 

Lawrence, Effingham, 438 

Lawrence, Martha Morris, 1157 

Lawrence, Thomas, 316, 1157, 1467 

Lawrence, William, 108 

Laws, C, 108 

Laws: Delaware, 673; maritime, 361; 
New York, 286; North Carolina, 455; 
Pennsylvania, 485; Pennsylvania, rev- 
enue, 391; York Co., 741 

Laws of New York, 111 

Lawyers: of Phila., Chester, and Dela- 
ware Counties, 1308; of Phila., 1363 

Lea and Blanchard, 149, 236, 227 (a) 

Lea and Febiger, 227 (b) 

Lea Brothers and Co., 149 

Leach, Frank Willing, 1349 

Leach, J. Granville, 1305 

Leach, Thomas, 1095 

Lead, 339 

Leaders of the Old Bar of Philadelphia, 
536 

League for Better Moving Pictures, 460 

League of Nations, 702 

Leake, N., 407 

Learning, Aaron, 359 

Learning, Erickson, 1554 

Learning, J. Fisher, 622 

Learning, Rebecca, 622 



Learning, Thomas, 622 

Lear, Tobias, 48, 49, 108, 227 (b) 

Learned, Marion Dexter, 1350 

Leather, 108, 1484, 1509 

Leavenworth, H., 466 

Lebanon, petitions for, 352 

Lebanon County, 488 

Leckley Township, 488 

Lectures, 600; Atkinson, William, 1219; 
on Banking, 1525; Breck, Samuel, 74; 
Brown, David Paul, 85; Buchanan, 
James, 91; Burd, Edward S., 595; 
Butler, Thomas, 494; Chapman, N., 
585; Chase, Salmon P., 121; Cochran, 
Henry C, 141; Cope, Caleb, 205; 
Duane, William, 178; Harley, Lewis 
R., 264; Hunter, Dr., 379; legal, Uni- 
versity of Pennsylvania, 402; medical, 
Walker, Lewis, 1174; Mills, Charles 
K., 424; Moore, William, 603; Ober- 
holtzer, Ellis Paxson, 460; Read, Wil- 
liam T., 538; Snowden, Louise H., 615; 
Snowden, Nathaniel R., 616; Webster, 
M. I., 1385; Welsh, John, 702; Wilson, 
James, 293 

Lee, Charles, 250, 360, 400, 1587 

Lee, Edmund J., 1587 

Lee, Francis Lightfoot, 380 

Lee, Sir George, 361 

Lee, Henry, 530, 866 

Lee, Martha, 250 

Lee, R. B., 1587 . 

Lee, R. H., 1587 

Lee, Robert E., 304, 1448 

Lee, William, 1587 

Lee, William A., 1306 

Leedom, Samuel, 108 

Le Fevre, 21 

Legal Philadelphia, 1248 

Legal records: Bucks Co., 281, 805; 
Chester Co., 175, 383, 397, 603, 805, 
1241; Cumberland Co., 595; Dauphin 
Co., 132; Delaware, 379, 485, 562, 805; 
Delaware Co., 1387; Germantown, 
805; Greene Co., 150; international, 
25; Lancaster Co., 351, 595, 805; 
Maine, 834, 1583; Montgomery Co., 
1599; New Jersey, 325, 564, 572, 860, 
1532; New York, 1583, 1594; North- 
ampton Co., 456;Pennsylvania (state), 
90, 150, 379, 405, 596, 604, 805, 1266, 
1570, 1583; personal, 104, 105, 171, 
632, 659, 710, 721, 740, 869, 911, 939, 
943, 1162, 1167, 1171, 1174, 1180, 
1181, 1206, 1235, 1319, 1454; Phila- 
delphia, 150, 260, 494, 501, 581, 709, 



805, 1200, 1364, 1500, 1509, 1540, 
1565, 1584, 1587, 1598; United States, 
238; Upland, 397, 805; Westmoreland 
Co., 595; York Co., 805 
Leghorn, 1375 

Legionville, orderly book, 973 
Lehigh Coal and Navigation Co., 1490 
Lehigh County, 488 
Lehigh Valley Railroad Company, 897 
Lehman, B. B., 1328 
Lehman, Benjamin, 108 
Lehman, Christian, 362, 854 
Lehman estate, 362 
Leisler Rebellion, 1158 
Leland, Charles Godfrey, 363, 1155; 

bibliography, 314 
Lending Library, Phila., 70 
Lennox, Maj., 1448 
Lentz and Hood, 108 
Leonard family, 150 
Leopard, H.M.S., 466 
Letter Books: 

1700 (prior to) 108, 133, 382, 485 
1700 175, 379, 382, 485 
1710 175, 379 
1720 210, 379, 524 

1730 108, 140, 210, 379, 382, 498, 524 
1740 108, 140, 379, 382, 498, 524, 1157 
1750 28, 108, 136, 140, 287, 296, 329, 

379, 498, 595, 625, 629, 708, 1157, 

1446, 1610 
1760 28, 94, 108, 136, 140, 176, 193, 

329, 356, 462", 485, 595, 625, 629, 

708, 1163, 1446 
1770 28, 72, 94, 108, 136, 140, 176, 193, 

200, 216, 329, 379, 452, 485, 513, 

529, 561, 625, 693, 1036, 1145, 

1446 
1780 28, 48, 50, 108, 136, 140, 176, 200, 

312, 329, 452, 485, 529, 561, 658, 

870, 1036, 1153, 1446, 1509, 1543, 

1587 
1790 47, 48, 50, 108, 140, 169, 176, 181, 

305, 306, 329, 452, 485, 529, 672, 

870, 1153, 1293, 1509, 1540, 1543, 

1587, 1602 
1800 47, 50, 108, 140, 169, 176, 181, 

238, 306, 329, 479, 485, 529, 541, 

622, 672, 809, 906, 1454, 1486, 

1509, 1543, 1587, 1602 
1810 47, 50, 108, 140, 169, 176, 181, 

227 (b), 238, 306, 329, 378, 479, 

485, 529, 541, 906, 1171, 1206, 

1454, 1486, 1509, 1543, 1587, 1602 
1820 50, 108, 140, 169, 176, 181,227 (b), 

276, 306, 329, 435, 479, 485, 718, 



809, 906, 1171, 1394, 1454, 1486, 
1542, 1543, 1582, 1587, 1602 
19, 108, 140, 175, 176, 181, 238, 
306, 329, 485, 694, 718, 906, 1156, 
1171, 1312, 1454, 1485, 1486, 

1542, 1543, 1582, 1587, 1602 
19, 108, 140, 175, 181, 329, 374, 
694, 718, 1171, 1206, 1312, 1454, 

1485, 1486, 1542, 1543, 1582, 
1586, 1602 

19, 108, 272, 374, 718, 729, 885, 
1150, 1171, 1206, 1312, 1328, 
1454, 1485, 1486, 1543, 1582, 
1586, 1602 

19, 108, 121, 374, 718, 729, 885, 
1312, 1328, 1485, 1486, 1540, 

1543, 1555, 1586, 1602, 1606 
148, 374, 729, 1328, 1471, 1486, 
1543, 1555, 1586, 1602 
78, 374, 676, 702, 1252, 1328, 
1469, 1471, 1486, 1543, 1555, 
1586, 1602 
78, 374, 702, 1252, 1469, 1471, 

1486, 1543, 1586 

702, 1252, 1469, 1471, 1486, 1543, 
1586 

702, 1252, 1469, 1471, 1486, 1543 
702, 1469, 1471, 1486, 1543 
702, 1469, 1471 

Leval, Madame, 1583 

Levering, Rozier, 925 

Levers, Robert, 108, 456 

Levick, James, 898 

Levis, H. J., 1069 

Levy, Aaron, 489 

Levy, Edgar M., 364 

Levy, John Patterson, 364 

Levy, L. Andrew, 488 

Lewden, Franks and, 108 

Lewes Town, Del., 38, 673; history, 899 

Lewis, David, 898 

Dixon H., 151 

Ellis, 365 

Emma, 366 

Henry Carvill, 1370 

John Frederick, 95, 316, 367, 

1358 

Joseph J., 153, 894 

Lawrence, 1543 

Levi, 108 

Owen, 898 

Richard, 212 

Thomas D., 787 

William, 898 

William A., 369 

William D., 150 



1830 



1840 



1850 



1860 



1870 
1880 



1890 

1900 

1910 
1920 
1930 



Lewis 
Lewis 
Lewis 
Lewis 
Lewis 
368 
Lewis 
Lewis 
Lewis 
Lewis 
Lewis 
Lewis 
Lewis 
Lewis 
Lewis 



Lewis, Adler and Laws, 1363 

Lewis-Penn papers, 485 

Lexington, Mass., battle of, 485, 968 

Lexington, U.S.S., 900 

Libby Prison, 1607 

Liberia, colonization of, 139 

Liberty Bell, 1567 

Liberty Bonds, 217 

Liberty Loan campaigns, 1453 

Liberty Loan Committee, 217 

Libraries, 250; Chester Co., 150; Friends, 
of West Chester, 1522; Lancaster, 352; 
Philadelphia, 454, 710, 1449; Wind- 
ham, N.Y., 1484 

Library Company of Philadelphia, 250, 
454, 613, 631, 710, 901 

Library of Congress, 26 

Licenses: marriage, 370, 498; peddler, 
370; shipping, 518; tavern, 166, 370, 
425, 456, 498, 1095 

Lightfoot, Benjamin, 154, 250, 316, 371, 
372, 1034 

Lightfoot, Samuel, 339, 371 

Lightfoot family, 371 

Lillie Yacht Club, 205 

Lima, Peru, 586 

Lime, 1540 

Lincoln, Abraham, 23, 78, 113, 175, 250, 
264, 350, 634, 635, 753; administra- 
tion, 151, 164 

Lincoln Independent Republican Com- 
mittee, 702 

Lincoln Monument Association, 1546 

Linder, Peters, Campion and, 499 

Lindsay and Blackiston, 1046 

Lindstrom, Peter, 373 

Linen, 95, 367 

Linvill, S. D., 1540 

Lippincott, , 1578 

Lippincott, Ann, 759 

Lippincott, James S., 1064 

Lippincott, Joseph W., 1195 

Lippincott, Walter, 1549 

Lippincott family, 1195 

Lippincott and Co., 374 

Liquor, 108, 150, 237, 339, 514, 1399, 
1540; sale of, 96 

Lisbon, Portugal, 306, 1375 

Lisle, Maurice, 84 

Lisle, Weir and Co., 367 

Listen to the Mocking Bird, 1536 

Literature, 97, 175, 235, 250, 380, 388, 
397, 485, 511, 523, 1368; allegory, 543; 
biography, 61; British historians and 
essayists, 250; British poets, 250; com- 
ments on, 1; criticisms, 4, 392; dia- 



logue, 136; drama, 145, 203, 611; 
English, 476, 1219, 1385; epigrams, 
363, 397, 493, 712; essays, 61, 65, 
160, 198, 219, 238, 239, 247, 254, 264, 
303, 363, 421, 460, 484, 485, 512, 521, 
529, 536, 538, 586, 611, 628, 667, 702, 
740, 1273, 1320, 1331, 1505; Greek 
classics, 4; history, 61; lyric poetry, 
18; moral and political essays, 10; 
notes on, 27, 181, 238, 576, 600, 654; 
novels, 84, 1539; poetry, 6, 42, 52, 61, 
65, 67, 84, 94, 99, 114, 118, 135, 136, 
137, 145, 150, 154, 175, 188, 204, 
214, 220, 238, 239, 244, 250, 254, 283, 
295, 323, 329, 330, 350, 363, 366, 390, 
405, 409, 454, 460, 471, 472, 473, 486, 
492, 529, 533, 543, 558, 583, 611, 637, 
653, 655, 662, 667, 684, 705, 712, 715, 
738, 1154, 1190, 1229, 1253, 1433, 
1502, 1509, 1546; progressive Literary 
Association, 1205; prose, 72, 137, 138, 
149, 154, 204, 214, 218, 238, 239, 250, 
254, 255, 264, 274, 283, 299, 304, 314, 
342, 354, 363, 379, 401, 405, 409, 423, 
611, 653, 655, 684, 687, 729, 739; 
quotations, 401; reviews, 238; satire, 
1, 214, 220, 397; Scottish verse, 413; 
translations of Horace, 295; trends, 
227, 295 

Lithographs, Civil War, 250 

Little, John, 860 

Little York, N.Y., 482 

Littlewood, J., 1509 

Litzenberg, Charles A., 108 

Litzenberg, William H., 108 

Liver oil, 108 

Liverpool, Eng., 140, 736 

Livezey family, 1341 

Livezy, Charles, 889 

Livingston, Edward, 238, 240 

Lloyd, David, 375 

Lloyd, Hannah, 154 

Lloyd, Howard W., 376 

Lloyd, Peter Zachary, 377 

Lloyd, Robert, family, 376 

Lloyd, Thomas, 175, 529; controversy 
with St. Asaph Bishops, 454 

Lloyd and Sharpless, 108 

Loan company, 1496 

Loans, U.S., 87 

Lochner, George, 904 

Locust Valley, 1540 

Lodges, 905 

Logan, Albanus C, 378 

Logan, Charles F., 378 



Logan, Deborah Norris, 380, 382; lit- 
erary and biographical sketches, 379 

Logan, George, 378, 380; biography, 
382; foreign missions, 379 

Logan, James, 98, 266, 379, 381, 382, 
485, 536, 605, 634; biographical pa- 
pers, 379; justification, 379 

Logan, Maria Dickinson, 380, 382 

Logan, Robert R., 383 

Logan, William, 154, 310, 379 

Logan Square Building and Loan Asso- 
ciation, 1418 

Loganian Library, 250 

Logan's Valley, 129 

Loganville, 378 

Logbooks, 1208; Betty, 1144; Charles- 
town, 1144; Du Roy V Engagement, 
1279; Flying Duck, 1164; Francis 
Palmer, 1164; Godfrey, 1164; Imperial, 
1389; Julia Castner, 1164; Marine 
aviators', 1330; Morning Light, 1164; 
Old Colony, 1164 

London, Eng., 108, 113, 200, 242, 316, 
354, 431, 525, 567, 632, 704; bishop of, 
613; booksellers, 638; commerce, 210; 
custom house redemptioners, 1048; 
earthquakes, 484; loyalist refugees, 
598; printers, 638; Yearly Meeting, 
150 

London Chronicle, 890 

Long, George V. Z., 1528 

Long Island, N.Y., 430, 451; Dutch 
settlers, 683 

Longevity, essay on, 1273 

Longfellow, Henry W., 175, 193, 250, 
363 

Longitude, Rittenhouse's notes, 552 

Longstreth, Joshua, 906, 1394 

Longstreth, Mary Anna, 12 

Longstreth, Susanna, 759 

Longstreth, Collins and Co., 108 

Longstreth School (Mary Anna), 1159, 
1196 

Lord, Ann, 417 

L'Orrange, Louis, 385 

Lotteries, 541, 549, 632, 729, 1148; 
tickets, 72, 88, 250, 289 

Lotus Club, 1524 

Louis XVI, 383 

Louisiana, 466; cession to Spain, 829; 
commerce, 238; conspiracy and rebel- 
lion, 238; land speculation, 571; poli- 
tics, 324; 3rd Regiment, 1546 

Love, Col., of Tenn., 1507 

L'Ouverture, Toussaint. See Toussaint 
L'Ouverture 



Lowden, Josiah, 108 

Lower Dublin Academy, 907 

Lower Oxford Triennial, 150 

Lower Sandusky, 468 

Lowrie, Sarah D., 526 

Lowry, Alexander, 840 

Loxely, Richard, 1016 

Loxley, Benjamin, 908 

Loyal Hannon, 595 

Loyalists, 193, 250, 284, 316; London, 

598; Philadelphia, 484, 598; poetrv, 

250 
Loyalsoc Creek, land drafts, 571 
Lucas, William, 898 
Ludewig, Herrmann E., 750 
Ludy, R. B., 1192 
Luff, Caleb, 379 
Lukens, John, 316 
Lumber, 151, 169, 728, 1147, 1207, 1468, 

1490 
Lumberman's Exchange, 1468 
Lupton, J., 1509 
Luther, Martin, 250, 363 
Lutheran Zion Church, 348 
Lutherans, 129; churches, 129, 233, 348, 

367, 574 
Lutz, William F., 909 
Lutz family, 909 
Luzerne, Lycoming, Northumberland, 

Northampton, and Wayne Land As- 
sociation, 910 
Luzerne County, 176; early settlers, 387; 

Samuel Fothergill visits (1806), 1397; 

history of, 488; land drafts, 571; lands, 

238; land titles, 240 
Lyceum, West Phila., 637 
Lycoming County, 176, 1469, 1596; land 

drafts, 571; real-estate transactions, 

250 
Lycoming Mining Co., 1469 

Lyman, , 1540 

Lvman, Benjamin Smith, 388, 1342, 

1576 
Lyman, Thomas H., 1549 
Lynch, Mrs. David, 91 
Lynch, Edward, 389 
Lynch, John Wheaton, 1609 
Lynch and Kennedy, 389 
Lynn, Samuel Morris, 129 
Lyons, Edward, 1197 
Lytle, Andrew, 371 

McAllister, A. V., 742 
McAllister, John, library, 742 
McAllister, W. Y., 742 
McBay, William R., 108 



McBride, Andrew, 1221 
McCall, Archibald, 922 

McCall, Peter, 402 

McCalla, Alexander, 1540 

McCalley, Lieut., 1118 

McCally, John, 1540 

McCanless, Alexander, family, 185 

McCaraher and Marsh, 150 

McCarney and Sterrit, 1509 

McCarter, William, 1307 

McCartney, James, 1393 

McCauley, Daniel Smith, 1351 

McCauley, Edward York, 1351 

McCleay, Robert, 108 

McClellan, George, 1151 

McClenachan, Blair, 1389 

McCluen, Anna, 759 

McCluen, Harriet I., 759 

McConkey, James, 108 

McConkey, John Q. A., 108 

McConkey, Mary Ann, 108 

McCorkle, William, 108 

McCormic, R. Laird, 1520 

McCurach, James, 108 

McDaniel and Harvey Co., 1555 

MacDonald, 360 

McDougal, Gen., 973 

Macedonian, H. M. S., 541 

MacEuen, Malcolm, 390 

McEuen, Thomas, 403 

McGregor, Frances, 759 

McGown, James Milton, 1607 

McGuigan, Jud I., 1046 

McHenry, James, 1454 

Machinery, 108, 654 

Mclnall, Edward, 404 

Mcintosh, Laughlin, 973 

McKean, Joseph Borden, 1595 

McKean, Thomas, 20, 125, 146, 405, 
456, 540, 1041, 1095, 1148, 1595; con- 
troversy with Thompson, 144 

McKean County, 176, 488; land titles, 
43 

MacKenzie, R. Sheldon, 363 

McKesson, Mrs. Irving H., 1542 

McKinley, William, 78, 250, 645 

McLane, Louis, 238, 512 

Maclay, William, 250, 316 

McMaster, John Bach, 1430 

McMichael, Clayton, 1352 

McMichael, Morton, 406 

McMillan, John, 407 

McNachtane, John, 1053 

Macon, Nathaniel, 331 

McPherson, C. M., 685 

MacPherson, John, 911 



McPherson, Robert, 408 

MacPherson, William, 391 

MacPherson's Blues, 391 

McReynolds, Benjamin F., 924 

McShane, Mary, 409 

McShea, Walter Ross, 925 

Maddox, John, 686 

Madeira, 561 

Madison, Dolly, 154, 1412 

Madison, James, 33, 34, 250, 392, 447, 
466, 512, 557, 558, 686, 1184, 1412, 
1458 

Magee, Horace, 1549 

Magee, James, 393 

Magic, recipes for, 221, 853 

Magnetic pole, 243 

Mahan, Dennis H., 512 

Maine: Bingham lands in, 53, 1583; 
boundary controversy, 51 1 ; land titles, 
677, 1583 

Makin, Thomas, 529 

Malin, William G., 989 

Malt, 1530 

Malta Boat Club, 1525 

Man, William, 394 

Manada Furnace, 253, 1488 

Manatawny Creek, 212 

Manayunk, 939; history, 1300 

Manhattan, N.Y., 254 

Manheim Glass Works, 212 

Manley, W. H., 1546 

Manlove, Asa, 379 

Manlove, Hunn, 379 

Mann, William, 108 

Mannington, William, 250 

Manors, proprietary, 485, 536 

Mantua Academy, 912 
Mantua Farm, 499 

Manufacturing, 108, 150, 257, 289, 301, 
316, 378, 435, 582, 654, 714, 727, 994, 
999, 1143, 1176, 1540, 1556, 1586. See 
also Economic conditions 
Maori War, diary of British soldier, 1045 
Maps, 160, 401, 485, 610, 697, 715, 1328, 
1454; Army of Potomac, 410; Brandy- 
wine Manufacturing Co., 240; Chester- 
New Castle boundary, 485; Chester 
Springs, 150; Civil War campaign, 
304; coast, 410; colonial, 219; Cooper, 
401 ; England, 238 ; Erie Triangle, 236; 
European cities, 531; Friends' Meet- 
ings, Delaware, Maryland, New Jer- 
sey, Pennsylvania, 129; Ebers, 401; 
Greece, 238; Indiana Co., 240; Indian 
territory, 78, 410; Indian Walk, 485; 
of Johnstown flood, 1430; Pennsyl- 



vania lands, 721; land in Northwest 
Territory, 577; land of John Ashley, 
489; Mason and Dixon Line, 485; 
Mexico, 410; New Jersey, 134, 316; 
Penn estate in Barony of Imokilly, 
485; Pennsylvania, 176, 238, 1372; 
Pennsylvania counties, 280, 697 ; Phila- 
delphia, 1226, 1294, 1295; railroads, 
367; in Rawle family, 1206; Richards 
genealogy, 545, 546; route from Kan- 
sas to Pacific, 466; of Lydia Satter- 
thwaite, 1154; of southern railroads 
(1862), 1244; Southern states, 410; 
Texas, 410; topographical, 304; United 
States, 546; Wales, 376; Waverley 
novels, 401; Western expedition, 300; 
West Geneseo, N. Y., 466; West 
Indian ports, 305 

Marchand, Lizzie, 1160 

Marcus Hook, 1332 

Marietta, 114 

Marine Corps, 1214; aviators' logbooks, 
1330; Civil War, 1546; William Jenni- 
son journal (1776), 1298 

Marine Hospital, Phila., 626 

Marine Insurance, 915, 1028 

Market Street, Phila., 389; bridge, 916 

Markets, 967 

Markham, Robert William, 1590 

Markham, William, 266, 485, 529, 605, 
1095 

Markley, Benjamin, 108 

Markley, John H., 175 

Markoe, Francis, 512 

Marlboro Iron Works, 140 

Marlow, James, 108 

Marquesas Islands, 202 

Marriner, Sarah, 899 

Marsh, , 1540 

Marsh family, 150 

Marshall, Benjamin, 631 

Marshall, Charles, 108, 1587 

Marshall, Christopher, 108, 395 

Marshall, Christopher, Jr., 1587 

Marshall, Elizabeth, 1587 

Marshall, Humphry, 175 

Marshall, John, 108, 193, 199, 236; notes 
on George Washington, 175 

Marshall, S. J., 108 

Marshall, Samuel R., 396 

Marshall and Weir, 108 

Marshall House, Alexandria, Va., 919 

Marstaller, Carlo, 1227 

Martin, John, 1431 

Martin, J. Hill, 397, 1308, 1470 

Martin, William, 108, 920 



Martinique, 541, 1583 

Martinsburg, W. Va., 921; orderly book, 
973 

Marvin, Enoch, 489 

Mary, ship, 108, 818 

Mary Ann Furnace, 212 

Maryland, 79, 80, 138, 428, 1454, 1462, 
1604; boundaries, 150, 371, 398, 425, 
485, 697, 1455; commerce, 571; coun- 
cil of safety, 193; early settlers, 130, 
606; Friends, 440, 463; general assem- 
bly, 383; history, 538, 739; internal 
improvements, 250; land controver- 
sies, 939; land speculation, 571; land 
titles, 130, 183, 236, 484, 485, 606; 
map, 78; maps showing Friends' Meet- 
ings, 129; politics, 383; proprietor of, 
183; religion, 493, 590; 2nd Regi- 
ment, Eastern Shore Volunteers, 1546; 
settlement of (fictional treatment), 
1333; social conditions, 463, 590 

Maryland-Philadelphia Service Commis- 
sion, 1337 

Mask and Wig Club, 1557 

Mason, Charles, 485 

Mason, John, 1508 

Mason, Richard, 1540 

Mason, Samuel, 399 

Mason, Thomas, 1508 

Mason-Dixon Line, 150, 398, 485, 697; 
accounts of survey, 1455; survey agree- 
ments, 1454 

Masons, 324, 391, 455, 512, 905; degrees, 
193 

Massachusetts, 58; Civil War, 1546, 
1604; commerce, 353; Governor, 353; 
general court, petitions to, 400; House 
of Representatives, 400; politics, 353; 
Revolutionary War, 400; state papers, 
400 

Massachusetts, U.S.S., 1452 

Massey, Mifflin and, 108 

Master, Sarah, 240 

Masters, William, 1406 

Masters family, 1406 

Mathematics, 150, 175, 250, 283, 290, 
311, 329, 423, 454, 477, 492, 552, 729 

Mather, Cotton, 150, 193 

Matlack, T. Chalkley, 401 

Matlack, Timothy, 144 

Mattamuskett, N. C, 496 

Matthews, John, 1177 

Mauch Chunk, 162 

Maximilian. Ferdinand Maximilian Jo- 
seph, Emperor of Mexico, 634 

Maxwell, Hugh, 108 



Maxwell, James, family, 185 

Maxwell, Mary, 622 

May, Robert, 212 

May, Thomas, 212 

Maybin estate, 227 (a) 

Mead, David, 411 

Meade, Garrett, 175 

Meade, George, 108 

Meade, George G., 410, 1407 

Meadow, Richard, 28 

Meadville, 175 

Meadville Theological School, 303 

Mecca, Arabia, 220 

Mechanics' Bank, 1562 

Mechlin, Jacob, 108 

Medals, catalogue, 576 

Media, 1540 

Medicine, 19, 108, 139, 140, 146, 150, 
161, 175, 200, 221, 238, 250, 327, 379, 
424, 431, 441, 466, 475, 484, 485, 521, 
532, 585, 631, 698, 1174, 1178, 1233, 
1281, 1285, 1314, 1398, 1540, 1582; 
Civil War, 138; in Jamaica, 1582; mid- 
wifery, 1540; publications, 227 (b); 
recipes, 108, 1540. See also Drugs 

Mediterranean Sea, 591; countries, 59; 
naval battles, 461 

Meister, Karl, 363 

Memorandum books. See Commonplace 
books 

Memorial and Reminiscences in Private 
Life, 1282 

Memories for Sixty Years, 1464 

Mendenhall, Ellwood, 108 

Mends, Robert, 1081 

Mends family, 1081 

Mennonites, 129; oath of allegiance, 
1095 

Menzies, John, 413 

Mercantile Club, Phila., 756 

Merchants (business not identified), 19, 
50, 63, 66, 72, 77, 94, 95, 108, 133, 136, 
140, 157, 175, 184, 193, 223, 236, 250, 
271, 286, 289, 319, 329, 331, 338, 367, 
374, 389, 393, 453, 454, 462, 474, 479, 
484, 541, 547, 569, 571, 589, 622, 632, 
639, 654, 685, 687, 694, 708, 740, 776, 
889, 1021, 1147, 1193, 1207, 1301, 
1335, 1386, 1387, 1389, 1403, 1427, 
1435, 1508, 1540, 1582, 1589 

Merchants Coffee House, 929 

Merchants Exchange, 930 

Mercer County: land titles, 489, 517; 
real-estate transactions, 489, 517 

Mercken, Peter, 729 

Meredith, C. Ingersoll, 1148 



Meredith, Charles, 140 

Meredith, David, 1509 

Meredith, Gertrude Gouverneur Ogden, 
1509 

Meredith, Jonathan, 108, 1509 

Meredith, Jonathan D., 1171 

Meredith, Sullivan Amory, 1509 

Meredith, William, 108, 1509 

Meredith, William M., 1171, 1509 

Meredith family, 1386, 1509 

Meredith and Andrews, 108 

Merion, 376, 379, 557 

Merion Cricket Club, 1353 

Merrian, Richard, 415 

Merrill, Daniel S., 931 

Merrit, William, family, 185 

Mervine, William McKinley, 1354 

Meschianza, 145, 932 

Meshoppen River, 176 

Metallic Money, Its Virtues and Func- 
tions, 1256 

Metals, 541. See also names of metals 

Metaphysics, 160, 421 

Meteorology, 69, 154, 380, 579, 724; 
Chester Co., 124 

Methuen, Paul, 938 

Mexican War, 238, 250, 397, 425, 466, 
512, 893, 1377, 1454, 1584; battles, 
410; officers, 175; politics, 410; prison- 
ers, 933 

Mexico, 250, 512, 728, 1603; claims 
against, 512; commerce, 512; contro- 
versy with United States, 589; eco- 
nomic conditions, 512; history, 1311; 
maps, 410; Maximilian in, 634; navy, 
238; Poinsett, agent to, 512; politics, 
512; revolutions, 238, 512; William 
Shaler, agent in, 589; social condi- 
tions, 258; topography, 101, 410; 
treaty with United States, 512 

Meyers, Oscar R., 416 

Miami River, settlements, 250 

Miami Village, orderly book, 973 

Michigan, 238 

Mickle, Archibald, family, 185 

Mickle, John, 212 

Mickle, Samuel, 417 

Mickle, Sophia Brown, 417 

Middle Brook, orderly books, 973 

Middleton, Ann, 1154 

Middleton, Arthur H., 418 

Middleton Township, 3 

Midland Mining Co., 1471 

Mifflin, Benjamin, 934 

Mifflin, George, 154 

Mifflin, John, 310, 485 



Mifflin, John F., 108, 595 

Mifflin, Lemuel, 420 

Mifflin, Samuel, 1148 

Mifflin, Samuel E., 1396 

Mifflin, Thomas, 20, 44, 125, 250, 421, 
456, 489 

Mifflin and Massey, 108 

Mifflin County, 488, 1596; real-estate 
transactions, 454 

Mifflin Guards, orderly book, 973 

Mikveh Israel Synagogue, 1514 

Milbourn, Thomas, 744 

Miles, E., 1309 

Miles, George K., 422 

Miles, Hannah, 1595 

Miles, M., 1595 

Miles family, 422 

Milestones of the Philadelphia District in 
Pennsylvania, 1076 

Milestown School, 936 

Military Order of Foreign Wars, 1369 

Military records, 17, 77, 78, 152, 175, 
187, 193, 227, 250, 267, 297, 391, 425, 
441, 456, 466, 488, 512, 595, 670, 700, 
1454, 1582. See also Army, individual 
wars 

Miller, James, 150 

Miller, Patrick, 234 

Millers, 1540 

Milliman, Francis A., 423 

Mills, Charles K., 424 

Mills, 108, 150, 253, 301, 328, 378, 1143 

Milnor, William, 1148 

Milton, John, 363 

Mineralogy, 34 

Minerva, ship, 179 

Mingus, G. W., 1246 

Miniatures, 414 

Mining, 148, 728, 951, 1454, 1469, 1471, 
1499 

Mining companies, 1339, 1471 

Minnehaha Lodge, 905 

Minnesota, 78, 599 

Minnesota Historical Society, 197 

Minnesota River, 599 

Mint, 241, 926, 1274, 1352 

Mirror of Taste and Dramatic Censor, 
1540 

Miscellaneous Legal Literature of the 
Philadelphia Bar, 1884, 1308 

Missionary Society, 680 

Mississippi, 272, 466, 506; commerce, 541 

Mississippi Company, 840 

Mississippi River, 40, 238; George Mor- 
gan's trip down, 1163 



Mississippi Territory, 577 

Mississippi Valley, commerce, 238 

Missouri, 78, 1320; question, 558 

Mitchel family, 154 

Mitchell, Abraham, 1540 

Mitchell, James T., 939 

Mitchell, John, 426 

Mitchell, S. Weir, 1155 

Mobile Creek, Indian depredations, 466 

Moffat, James, 1375 

Mohican, 310 

Moland, John, 378, 379 

Monckton, , 1454 

Monckton, General, 677 

Money, 302, 1603; colonial, 49, 1604; 
Confederate, 205, 1546, 1559, 1603; 
continental, 1604; counterfeit, 939, 
1603; Delaware, 238; paper, 250, 251, 
455, 485, 675, 714, 726, 1546, 1559, 
1603, 1604; Pennsylvania, 193 

Monroe, James, 33, 49, 238, 250, 427, 
466, 484, 512, 557, 558, 645 

Monroe, William, 611 

Monroe County, history, 488 

Montana, Indian territory, 78 

Monteagudo, Bernardo, 586 

Montgomery, James A., 940 

Montgomery, John P., 250 

Montgomery, Thomas, 108 

Montgomery, Thomas H., 788, 940 

Montgomery, W. W., 1162 

Montgomery County, 212, 488; com- 
merce, 223, 319, 1504, 1579; courts, 
319; early settlers, 319, 376; legal 
records, 1599; politics, 44; real-estate 
transactions, 302, 454; roads, 976; 
social conditions, 319; taxes, 649; 
townships, 976 

Montgomery County, N.Y., 1375 

Montreal, P.Q., 483 

Monuments, 314, 464 

Moon, Robert C, 108 

Moore, Bloomfield H., 1540 

Moore, Mrs. Clara J., 1540 

Moore, Clarence B., 1540 

Moore, James Clark, 1408 

Moore, J. Hampton, 941, 1541 

Moore, John, 429, 1454 

Moore, Rev. John, 430 

Moore, Milcah Martha, 631 

Moore, Samuel, 942 

Moore, Stephen, 455 

Moore, Thomas, 255 

Moore, William, 485, 603, 943, 1454; 
trial of, 383 

Moore, William Colmer, 1408 



Moore Hall, 1454 

Moorestown, N.J., 633 

Moorhead, John Motley, 1429 

Moravians, 456, 743; biographical 
sketches, 129; emigration to United 
States, 129; history, 944; Indian mis- 
sions, 129, 387; music, 62; Philadel- 
phia, 129; New Jersey, 129; Nazareth 
School for Boys, 1521; testimony on 
Indian raids, 296; United States, 129; 
York, 129 

More, Hannah, 189 

More, Nicholas, 1277 

Morgan, Benjamin R., 108 

Morgan, Daniel, 250 

Morgan, Evan, 1123 

Morgan, George, 840, 1163 

Morgan, Jacob, 1041 

Morgan, James B., 431 

Morgan, John, 193, 431, 540 

Morgan, Mary, 540 

Morgan, Thomas, 108, 541, 571 

Morhouse, Abraham, 1042 

Morhouse, Andrew J., 1042 

Morning Light, ship, 1164 

Morocco, 717 

Morrill, Justin S., 645 

Morris, Anthony, 193 

Morris, Anthony P., 622 

Morris, Benjamin, 140 

Morris, Caspar, 474 

Morris, Deborah, 140, 432 

Morris, Edward Joy, 433 

Morris, Effingham B., 434 

Morris, Elliston P., 108 

Morris, Gouverneur, 238, 250 

Morris, Henry, 435 

Morris, Henry Gage, 770 

Morris, Herbert, 474 

Morris, Isaac, 250, 436 

Morris, Israel, Jr., 438 

Morris, John, 144 

Morris, Levi, 436 

Morris, Luke W., 1540 

Morris, Robert, 21, 48, 73, 146, 175, 
193, 236, 250, 271, 586, 655, 1041, 
1183, 1543; bankruptcy case, 437; 
biography, 460, 1270; dispute with 
Capt. Mason, 1508; financial affairs, 
462, 541 

Morris, Robert Hunter, 144, 250, 296, 
316 447 

Morris, S., 1540 

Morris, Samuel, 108, 438 

Morris, Samuel {fl. 1800), 438 

Morris, Stephen P., 435 



Morris, Susanna, 440 

Morris family, 692 

Morris and Bartram, 108 

Morris House, 434 

Morris, Tasker and Morris, 289 

Morris, Willing and Co., 73 

Morrison, William, 250 

Morristown, orderly book, 973 

Morse, John T., 193 

Mortgages. See Real-estate transactions 

Morton, John, 1543 

Morton, T. G., 139, 1314 

Moslems, 717 

Mosses, 83 

Mother Goose, 363 

Motion pictures, censorship, 460 

Mott family, 878 

Moulder, John, 108 

Moulder, Lydia, 108 

Moulder, Margaret, 108 

Moulder, Robert, 108 

Moulder, William, 108 

Moulder and Clayton, 108 

Mound Builders of Missouri, 1320 

Mount, Joel, 108 

Mt. Holly, N.J., 599; courts, 564, 572; 

early settlers, 75; history, 945 
Mount Hope Furnace, 253 
Mt. Olive Encampment No. 6, 905 
Mt. Olive Lodge No. 357, 905 
Mount Pleasant Furnace, 212 
Mount Regale Fishing Co., 595 
Mount Vernon Furnace, 253 
Moyamensing, 946 
Muckle, John S., 441, 442 
Muckle, Mark Richards, 442 
Muhlenberg, Friedrich Augustus, 316 
Muhlenberg, Henry, 193, 443 
Muhlenberg, Peter, 175, 250, 1041 
Muir, James, 108 
Mullen, Alexander, 759 
Munrow, John, 572 
Murdock, Samuel, 108 
Murgatroyd, Sarah P., 622 
Murgatroyd, Thomas, 622 
Murray, John, 444 
Murray, Joseph D., 1490 
Murray, Thomas, 1490 
Muscle Shoals, Ala., 466 
Muscogees, 480 
Muscovy Co., 538 
Museums, 588; Philadelphia, 734 
Music, 112, 511, 592, 595; Civil War, 

1502; collection for pianoforte, 394; 

composers, 175, 250, 401; hymns, 18, 

62, 112, 250, 266, 321,336,713, 1610; 



instruments, 288; Moravian, 62; note- 
books of Septimus Winner, 1536; opera 
in Phila., 1423; operas, 712; piano and 
organ, catalog, sacred, 948; scores 
used by Ringgold Brass Band, 1477; 
songs, 250, 279, 405, 618, 676, 948, 
1610; songs of the Revolution, 1367; of 
Lydia C. Warner, 1394; in 1894, 1536 

Musical Art Association, 867 

Muskingon, Indian settlement, 468 

Muster rolls, 950, 1179, 1272, 1315, 
1327, 1473, 1546, 1573 

Mustin, Bessie, 1609 

My Life in the Army, 1862, 1307 

Myers, A., 951 

Myers, Joseph, 108 

Myers, Leonard, 446 

Myers, Warnet, 108 

Mythology, 257 

Nagle, Rudolph, 108 

Nails, 654 

Nantmeal Township, 384 

Nantucket, Mass., 565; visiting Friends, 
129 

Naples, seizure of American ships, 589 

Napoleon Bonaparte, 250 

Napoleonic Wars, 1, 380, 553; American 
shipping hazards, 571; interference 
with American commerce, 558, 589 

Nassau Council No. 103, 905 

National Bank of the Northern Liber- 
ties, 1543 

National Civil Service Reform League, 
702 

National Guard Hall, 205 

National Institute, 512 

National League of Republican Clubs, 
1541 

National Press Galleries, Washington, 
262 

National Rangers of Southwark, 1110 

National Relief Commission, 1421 

Native American Party, 397 

Naturalization certificates, 425 

Navigation, 106, 175, 477; Mississippi, 
238 

Navy, British, 175, 250, 553, 1309; offi- 
cers, 193; prisoners, 71; records, 485; 
French, 33, 553, 1279; Mexican, 238 

Navy, United States, 47, 159, 175, 191, 
202, 238, 250, 304, 306, 307, 315, 466, 
678, 1584; battles, 33; Boxer Rebel- 
lion, 544; Chesapeake Flotilla, 445; 
Civil War, 544, 1417; commissions, 33; 
courts-martial, 494, 678; Department 



of, 105, 250, 678, 809, 955; emblems, 
267; Edward Everett on (1864), 1268; 
on Great Lakes, 482; Jennison's jour- 
nal on (1778), 1298; and Edward York 
McCauley, 1351; E. Miles on (1841), 
1309; naval records, 678; navigation, 
106; officers, 193, 250, 267, 278, 446, 
690; Philippine insurrection, 544; pris- 
oners, 71; regulations, 106; in Revolu- 
tionary War, 1386; signal flags, 106; 
Spanish-American War, 441, 544; 
Truxton's journal, 672; West Indies, 
541 

Navy Yard, Phila., 494, 678 

Naylor, Charles, 933 

Nazareth, 129, 456; history, 1057; refu- 
gees, 1035 

Nazareth School for Boys, 1194, 1521 

Nead, Frank B., 447 

Neagle, John, 448 

Neave, Richard, Jr., 108 

Neave, Samuel, 1165 

Nebraska, 51 

Negroes, 8, 10, 85, 154; baseball clubs, 
8; Civil War regiments, 490, 847; 
colonization efforts, 490; committee 
for improving condition, 490; educa- 
tion, 490; French, 466; insurrection, 
1509; mistreatment of American in 
Tunis, 591; New Jersey laws relating 
to, 956; Philadelphia, 85; problems, 
702; riots in Philadelphia, 511; society 
for the relief of, 154; tributes to Tal- 
cott Williams, 717; uprising in New 
York, 590. See also Slavery 

Neighbors' Club, 756 

Nelson, George, 449 

Nelson, Thomas Forsythe, 1198 

Nelson, W., 238 

Neptune Hose Co., 205 

Netherlands. See Holland 

Neutrality, Washington's proclamation, 
383 

Neutrals, commercial rights, 361 

Nevada, Indian Territory, 78 

New Amstel, Del., 183 

New Castle, Del., Ill, 379, 485, 538, 
1050, 1103; court docket, 805 

New Castle County, Del., 150, 166, 398, 
485; boundaries, 398, 485; courts, 
379; land titles, 651 

New Castle Hundred, Del., 554 

New England, 39, 238; architecture, 
314; commerce, 227; economic condi- 
tions, 565; Friends, 463; politics, 558; 
Revolutionary War, 273; sermons of 



early clergy, 250; social conditions, 

463; whaling industry, 565 
New Hampshire, 1604; constitutional 

convention, 957 
New Hope, 1490 
New Jersey, 75, 140, 143, 154, 206, 209, 

322, 450, 563, 599, 1310, 1499, 1604; 
assemblies, 359, 425; boundaries, 450; 
business in, 1540; commerce, 250, 292, 
359, 622, 633, 640, 727; courts, 213, 
325, 359; early settlers, 46, 155, 213, 
250, 316, 322, 359, 606, 633, 698, 791; 
economic conditions, 213, 292, 359, 
582, 607, 633; Friends, 440, 463; his- 
tory, 744, 1195; internal improve- 
ments, 134; land controversies, 939; 
land titles, 28, 195, 213, 250, 359, 450, 
484, 606, 622, 640, 665; lands, 1509; 
maps, 134, 316; maps showing Friends 
meetings, 129; militia, 359; Negro 
laws, 956; politics, 213, 425, 450, 607, 
640; printing, 142; real-estate transac- 
tions, 195, 359, 450, 622, 640, 665; 
religion, 444, 493, 590; social condi- 
tions, 359, 450, 463, 590, 607, 640 

New Jersey Society for Promoting the 
Abolition of Slavery, 956 

New Madrid, Tenn., 541 

New Mexico, 78 

New Orleans, La., 136, 227, 307, 314, 
558, 887; battle of, 54, 589; com- 
merce, 393; cotton enterprises, 510; 
defense, 466; economic conditions, 
393; land speculations, 541 ; land titles, 
541 ; mob violence, 78; Samuel Pile on, 
1366; real-estate transactions, 541; 
social conditions, 238 

New Pine Forge, 212 

New Sweden, 373, 647 

New Testament, 383, 658 

New Theatre, 734 

New Yarmouth, Md., 739 

New York, 111, 116, 179, 263, 268, 284, 

323, 451, 736, 1604; burning of homes 
in Revolutionary War, 593; commerce, 
216, 571; disputes with Connecticut 
and Pennsylvania, 387; draft riots, 7; 
early settlers, 683; economic condi- 
tions, 194; Friends, 463; Indian trea- 
ties, 40; Indians, 31 0; internal improve- 
ments, 666; lands, 1509; laws, 286; 
narratives of, 254; Negro uprising, 
590; Samuel Pile on, 1366; politics, 
425; purchase of Indian lands, 329; 
real-estate transactions, 216, 1583; 
records, 485; records of Baldwin Loco- 



motive office, 1485; religion, 590; 
Revolutionary War campaign, 297; 
social conditions, 194, 463, 590; so- 
ciety described by Rebecca Franks 
(1781), 1276; transportation, 666 

New York, Philadelphia and Norfolk 
R.R., 478 

New York Public Library, 183 

New York State Library, 683 

New Zealand, Maori War, 1045 

Newark Meeting, 150 

Newbold, Taylor and, 50 

Newburyport, Mass., 250 

Newhall, Walter S., 1409 

Newhall family, 1199, 1443 

Newington School, 1444 

Newman, W. A., 1424 

Newport, Del., 108 

Newport, R. I., 263, 1582 

Newspapers, 72, 108, 285, 304, 306, 383, 
454, 523, 620, 706, 1349, 1352 

Newton, H. Heber, 1410 

Newton, John, 189 

Newton, Richard, 129, 1410 

Newton, N. Y., 430 

Newton Point, Indian Treaty, 468 

Newton Township, 134 

Niagara, Fort, 40 

Nice, John, 451, 973 

Nice, Levi, 451 

Nichelsen, Erick, 447 

Nicholl, Charles, 1550 

Nicholson, George, 102 

Nicholson, John, 21, 108, 194, 236, 250, 
277, 447, 489, 541, 586, 757, 1543; 
finances, 452 

Nicholson, John P., 1311 

Nicholson, Morris, 108 

Nicholson, Robert, 108 

Nicholson, land commissioners, 303 

Nicola, Lewis, 250, 825 

Nicolls, Frederick W., 144 

Nicolls, Richard, 447 

Nikell Brothers, 212 

Ninth District Draft Board, Phila., 1203 

Nixon, Henry, 1543 

Nixon, John, 437, 453, 1543 

Noailles, Louis Marie de, 447, 757 

Non-importation, 20, 200, 250, 959, 960 

Norfolk, Va., 108, 629 

Norris, Charles, 454 

Norris, Charles, Jr., 454 

Norris, George W., 961 

Norris, Isaac (1671-1735), 454, 485 

Norris, Isaac (1701-1766), 379, 454, 
961, 1095 



Norris, Mary, 382 

Norris estate, 379 

Norristown, 1540, 1579 

North, Frederick, 962 

North Africa, visits of American con- 
suls, 591 

North American Land Co., 250, 447, 
963, 1432 

North Carolina, 463, 496, 1604; bound- 
aries, 455; Congress, 331; constitution, 
455; Declaration of Rights, 455; eco- 
nomic conditions, 455; imports, 455; 
Indian lands, 455; land titles, 654; 
politics, 455; real-estate transactions, 
654; religion, 455; social conditions, 
455; troops in Revolutionary War, 

455. See also Carolina 

North Pennsylvania Regiment, muster 
roll, 950 

Northampton County, 176, 296, 297, 
319, 456, 982; commerce, 317, 456; 
Connecticut claimants, 456; courts, 
456; early settlers, 456; economic con- 
ditions, 456; education, 456; Friends, 
456; Indian depredations, 456; insur- 
rection, 536; internal improvements, 
456; land titles, 317, 456; politics, 456; 
real-estate transactions, 317, 456 

Northampton Historical and Genealog- 
ical Society, 1579 

Northborough, Mass., 1264 

Northeast Forge, 1555 

Northern District of Kingsessing Mead- 
ows, 964 

Northern Liberties, 892, 965 

Northern Pacific R.R., 148 

Northumberland County, 100, 176, 316, 

456, 458, 966, 1596; commerce, 458; 
Committee of Observation and Inspec- 
tion, 456; courts, 458; early settlers, 
458; economic conditions, 458; French 
settlers in, 21; internal improvements, 
458; land titles, 437, 458, 517; politics, 
458; real-estate transactions, 250, 458, 
517; social conditions, 458 

Northwest Territory, 310; land drafts, 
577; land titles, 577 

Norton families, 867 

Norwich, Conn., 222 

Norwich Market, 967 

Note Maker Noted and the Observer Ob- 
served Upon . . ., 1310 

Nottingham, Eng., 698 

Nova Scotia: commerce, 243; land proj- 
ect, 302; land titles, 302; real-estate 
transactions, 316 



Noyes, Stephen H., 1472 
Nullification, 238, 512, 1584 
Numismatic and Antiquarian Society, 

1040 
Nurseries, 969 

Nursery rhymes, German, 363 
Nutt, Samuel, 212 

Oberholtzer, Ellis Paxson, 460 

Oberholtzer, Sarah Louisa, 460 

Obituary notices, prominent Philadel- 
phians, 970 

O'Brven, Richard, 461 

Ocean City Fishing Club, 756, 1526 

Odell, Jonathan, 145 

O'Donovan, William R., 1575 

Office of Price Administration, 1534 

Office of War Information, 1534 

Ogden, David B., 1509 

Ogden family, 26, 1509 

Ohio, 136, 250, 275, 310, 519; Friends, 
235; road, 454; and Scioto Land Co., 
1371; topography, 235 

Ohio Canal, 289 

Ohio Company, 193, 485, 840 

Ohio River, 197, 339; Conrad Weiser's 
expedition to, 700; purchase of Indian 
lands, 329; settlements west of, 541 

Oil, 269, 614, 1583 

Oklahoma, Indian welfare, 460 

Old Colony, ship, 1164 

Old Congress. See Congress, U.S. 

Old Maryland Line, 739 

Old Pennsylvania on the Trail of Wash- 
ington, 1776-1794, 1318 

Old Swedes Mill, Frankford, 971 

Olev, history, 972 

Olnev, Eng., 189 

Omaha, Neb., 78 

Onderdonk, Henry W., 193 

O'Neil, Henry, 1540 

Onions Fishery, 571 

Onondaga (Onontago), N.Y., 700 

Orbison^ William, 250 

Orchards, 969 

Ord, George, 481 

Order of U. S. of A., Camp No. 2, 905 

Orderly books, 973, 974, 975, 1173, 1324 

Oregon, 728 

Orient, 181; social conditions, 591 

Orme, Robert, 447 

Ormiston Villa, plans, 778 

Orndt, Jacob, 456 

Ornithology, 226, 481 

Orr, Dunlope and Glenholme, 462 

Orthography, Arabic, 591 



Osmond, Daniel, 108 
Oswego, N.Y., 40 
Otis, Harrison Gray, 1583 
Otis, Samuel, 250 
Otsego County, N.Y., 1375 
Owen, Margaret, 155 
Owen, Robert D., 175 
Oxford Horse Company, 1533 
Oxford University, 6 
Oxley, Joseph, 463 

Oyster-ship Owners v State of Virginia, 
108 

Pacific Ocean, 202, 466 

Packard, Frederick A., 494 

Page, Anne F., 464 

Page, William, 465 

Paine, Thomas, 138, 193 

Paint, 108, 1382, 1587 

Painting, 262, 332, 448, 481, 653; relief, 
363, 1581; sign, 1540. See also names 
of painters 

Palatines, 425, 485 

Palestine, 59 

Pamphlets, 454, 466, 512, 538, 587, 634, 
655, 676, 1159, 1465, 1510; on U.S. 
flag, 1519 

Panic of 1873, 148 

Pannebecker, Henry, 976 

Paper, 238, 287, 328, 714 

Paper money. See Money 

Paris, Peter, 108 

Paris, France, 238 

Parke, Thomas, 484 

Parke family, 692 

Parker, Daniel, 236, 466, 1587 

Parker, James, 250, 467 

Parker, James P., 1564 

Parker, John B., 31 

Parker, Samuel, 1310 

Parker family, 466 

Parliament, 154, 316, 383, 484, 485; de- 
bates, 179; debates prior to Revolu- 
tionary War, 638; elections, 638; 
Franklin before (1776), 1275 

Parr, William, 316 

Parrish, David, 87 

Parrish, Isaac, 154 

Parrish, John, 154, 468 

Parrish, Joseph, 154, 193 

Parrish, Morris L., 1312 

Parrish, Samuel, 154, 484 

Parrish, Susannah, 154 

Parrish family, 154 

Parry, George T., 469 

Parsons, William, 108, 352, 456, 470, 1095 



Partridge, Amos, 834 

Partridge, Richard, 484 

Parvin, Benjamin, 371 

Paschal, Edith Verlenden, 1288 

Paschall, Benjamin, 1200 

Paschall, John, 471, 1530 

Paschall, Mary Frances, 472, 1433 

Paschall, Sarah, 473 

Paschall, Stephen, 474, 1530 

Paschall, Thomas {fl. 1720), 1530 

Paschall, Thomas {fl. 1796), 1587 

Paschall, Thomas G., 471 

Paschall family, 1433 

Paschall, Hollingsworth and Co., 289, 
474 

Passports, 589, 687; trade, French and 
Spanish, 236 

Pastorius, Francis Daniel, 175, 475, 805 

Pastorius, Henry, 475 

Patents. See Land transactions, Real- 
estate transactions 

Patriotic Association, 756 

Patterson, Robert, 476, 973, 1184, 1546 

Patterson, Samuel D., 250, 955 

Patterson family, 1184 

Patti, Adelina, 592 

Pattison, J., 759 

Pattison, Robert E., 702 

Patton, John, 144 

Patton, William A., 478 

Paul, John M., 192 

Paul, Joseph M., 108, 479 

Paul family, 1387 

Paulding, J. K., 227 (b), 512 

Paxson, R. N., 759 

Paxson, Thomas, 403 

Paxton boys, 30, 310 

Payne, John Howard, 480 

Peabody, George, 199, 238 

Peace Congress, 250 

Peace Jubilee, Phila., 941 

Peach Bottom, York Co., 108 

Peagrum, John, 677 

Peale, Charles Willson, 193, 481, 745 

Peale, Franklin, 926 

Peale, Rembrandt, 481, 894, 1095 

Peale, Titian R., 481, 745 

Peale's Museum, 481 

Pearce, Cromwell, 482 

Pearce, Harry B., 1434 

Pearl fisheries, 101 

Pearsall, Mary, 483 

Pearsall, Warder, Hoskins and, 694 

Pearson, Prof., of Harvard, 1385 

Pearson family, 1288 

Peck, Judge, 91, 324 



Peddlers, 370 

Peel, Oswald, 515 

Peel, Sir Robert, 688 

Pemberton, Henry, Jr., 136, 484 

Pemberton, Israel (1695-1754), 484 

Pemberton, Israel (1715-1779), 154, 193, 
339, 484, 1355 

Pemberton, Israel (fl. 19th cent.), 598 

Pemberton, James, 154, 227 (b), 1095; 
biography, 484, 1355 

Pemberton, John, 34, 139, 154, 193, 216, 
484, 1355 

Pemberton, Joseph, 484 

Pemberton, Mary, 1355 

Pemberton, Phineas, 98, 193, 484, 896, 
1095 

Pendleton, Edmond, 250 

Penington, Edward, 227 (a), 1095, 1435 

Penington, Henry, 227 (a) 

Penington, Isaac, 227 (a) 

Penington, John, 227 (a), 1435 

Penington family, 1435 

Penllyn, Wales, probate records, 977 

Penmanship, 423 

Penn, Anne, 595 

Penn, Granville, 486 

Penn, Hannah, 485 

Penn, John, 22, 125, 134, 250, 266, 335, 
380, 455, 485, 595, 645 

Penn, Mary Masters, 1095 

Penn, Richard, 22, 111, 134, 240, 250, 
485 

Penn, Springett, 485, 1095 

Penn, Thomas, 22, 250, 380, 454, 485, 
498, 655, 1454, 1510 

Penn, William, 22, 34, 55, 56, 111, 134, 
150, 154, 175, 227, 250, 266, 316, 335, 
379, 383, 398, 425, 429, 447, 485, 487, 
529, 536, 605, 611, 736, 1454; agree- 
ments with Lord Baltimore, 111, 655; 
Barony of Imokilly, 485; biography, 
55; commemoration of founding of 
Pennsylvania, 487; contemporary copy 
of Frame of Government, 1206; grants, 
907, 1455; Indian deed to, 447, 978; 
land grant, 155; letter to Indians, 
1095; manor, 485; portraits, 55; sash, 
358; Springettsbury Manor, 536; suc- 
cessors, 634; transfer of properties, 
695; trial of, 485; will and codicil, 
485 

Penn, Sir William, 485, 1095 

Penn family, 175, 193, 485, 1063, 1406; 
and Thomas Cadwalader, 1454; and 
James Hamilton, 1446; lands, 1166 

Penn-Gaskell-Hall correspondence, 250 



Penn Guarantee Association, 756 

Penn relics, 980 

Penn Relief Association, 756 

Penn Township, 981 

Penn v Baltimore, 485 

Penn v Beranger, 485 

Penn v Penn, 485 

Pennamites, 632 

Pennell, , 1540 

Pennsbury School, 150 

Pennsylvania: account of proprietor's 
agent, 505; v Alburger, 939; allotment 
of land, 2; anniversary of founding, 
487; architecture, 11; art, 11; Assem- 
blv, 150, 193, 316, 379, 454, 455, 485, 
603, 797, 984, 985, 1038; Assembly on 
slave trade, 986; Assembly v William 
Moore and William Smith, 603; attor- 
neys general, 117, 238, 375, 429; 
attorneys general, autographs, 117; 
boundaries, 371, 398, 425, 485, 536, 
697, 987, 1455; business conditions, 
1376; canals and railroads, 1216; cata- 
logue of state papers, 111; cemeteries, 
319; charter, 238, 485; civil code, 710; 
civil service, 1436; Civil War volun- 
teers, 425; constitution, committee on 
revision, 1180; constitution (1776), 
1227, 1275; constitution (1873), 1313; 
Constitutional Convention, 250, 721, 
988; controversy with Connecticut, 
447, 456, 485, 488; Council, 139, 266, 
485; council of censors, 144; counties, 
457, 485; county boundaries, 447; 
county maps, 280; county militia, 152; 
county papers, 488; courts, 90, 117, 
150, 236, 251, 379, 381, 405, 425, 457, 
485, 488, 505, 517, 550, 595, 596, 616, 
659, 740, 1570; defense, 381; deputy 
secretary, 685; Dickinson's notes on 
laws, 379; disputes with Connecticut 
and New York, 387; early forts, 843; 
early settlers, 34, 130, 131, 155, 176, 
193, 235, 250, 316, 371, 387, 485, 505, 
529, 605, 606, 647, 697; Eastern Peni- 
tentiary, 844; efforts of Crown to re- 
gain control, 485; election warrants, 
1590; Lewis Evans on (1753), 1267; 
expansion, 250; formation of counties, 
387; Benjamin Franklin, agent of, 
215; Friends, 227, 235, 401, 440, 463, 
484, 485, 529, 530, 557, 631, 849; 
General Loan Office, 454; governors, 
117, 150, 175, 250, 258, 296, 379, 517, 
731, 862; grant to Penn, 485; Great 
Law, 475; Great Seal, 485; history, 



368, 529, 648, 1063, 1083, 1262; his- 
toric landmarks, 697; historical survey 
of, 1579; immigrant lists, 881; immi- 
gration, 425; importation duties, 447; 
indentures of apprentices, 1074; Indian 
affairs, 310, 447, 485, 519; Indian 
lands, 447, 485; Indian raids, 296; 
Indian treaties and deeds, 1297; in- 
ternal improvements, 2, 151, 176, 
238, 250, 303, 338, 387, 391, 425, 
447, 479, 488, 499, 555, 632, 644, 654, 
666, 710; land companies, 236, 447, 
485, 489, 708; land laws, 1266; land 
maps, 721; land speculation, 303, 499, 
571; land survevs, 1408; land titles, 
130, 191, 193, 236, 238, 250, 269, 282, 
289, 316, 319, 329, 335, 338, 346, 371, 
372, 379, 383, 387, 425, 447, 469, 471, 
484, 485, 488, 498, 499, 505, 517, 605, 
606, 608, 621, 641, 659, 665, 669, 708, 
721, 742; laws, 144, 457, 485, 895, 896; 
legislature, 302; Line, 449, 541, 699, 
990; Loan Office, 438; map, 78; maps, 
176, 238, 697; maps, Erie triangle, 
236; maps, Friends meetings, 129; 
militarv affairs, 7, 173, 250, 451, 610, 
617; militia, 425, 536, 888, 991, 1004, 
1356, 1454, 1456, 1473, 1546; naval 
militia, 441 ; ninth district, courts, 604; 
oaths of allegiance, 1043; officials, 
1131; oil, 269; oil industry, 614; paper 
money, 193, 1604; Pattison for Gover- 
nor, 702; places of historic interest, 11; 
population, 529; prisons, 654; proprie- 
taries, 250, 485, 490, 499, 605, 634, 
673; provincial conference, 1039; Pro- 
vincial Council, 193, 227, 379, 425, 
804, 1040, 1590; purchase of Indian 
lands, 631; quitrents, 485; real-estate 
transactions, 193, 236, 238, 250, 266, 
282, 289, 303, 316, 319, 329, 335, 338, 
371, 379, 425, 454, 457, 469, 485, 488, 
499, 505, 517, 547, 639, 640, 659, 665, 
670, 691, 708, 742; Rebel invasion, 
319; Red Cross, 441, 1336; regiments, 
833; religion, 25, 129, 407, 449, 456, 
493, 550, 558, 590, 593, 616, 624, 711, 
743; religions, history of, 41; House of 
Representatives, 302, 377, 454; reve- 
nue laws, 391 ; scrap book, 1071 ; songs, 
279; state arsenal, 391 ; supreme court, 
499, 596, 616, 740, 786, 805, 1167, 
1364; Supreme Executive Council, 266; 
Swedish settlers, 647; tax accounts, 
793; topography, 235, 372, 519; town- 
ship patents, 998; transportation, 665; 



treasury, 996; in U.S. Senate, 1349; 
valuation commission, 997; volunteers, 
819; Welsh settlers, 898, 977; Welsh 
Society of, 1601; western boundary, 
517; western lands, 499; Whiskey 
Rebellion, 425, 536. See also Com- 
merce, Diaries, Economic conditions, 
Politics, Social conditions, Social life 
Pennsylvania Abolition Society, 490 
Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, 

734 
Pennsylvania Castle, 980 
Pennsylvania Civil Service Reform 

League, 1436 
Pennsylvania Colonial Records, 1297 
Pennsylvania Commandery, Naval Or- 
der of the U.S., 1437 
Pennsylvania Committee of Public 

Safety, 1551 
Pennsylvania Company, 1543 
Pennsylvania Constitution Commemo- 
rative Committee, 1246 
Pennsylvania Fire Company, 205 
Pennsylvania Gazette, 285, 523 
Pennsylvania Germans, 362, 485, 1504, 
1610. See also individual sects, Ger- 
mans, Germantown, Berks and Lan- 
caster Counties 
Pennsylvania Hall Association, Phila., 

756 
Pennsylvania History Club, 756 
Pennsylvania Hospital, 64, 316, 1314; 

library, 989 
Pennsylvania Journal, 72 
Pennsylvania Land Company, 963 
Pennsylvania Literary Society, 756 
Pennsylvania Population Co., 236, 250, 

303,' 489, 963 
Pennsylvania Railroad, 478, 546, 723, 

992, 993 
Pennsylvania Salt Works, 995 
Pennsylvania Society for the Encourage- 
ment of Manufactures and the Useful 
Arts, 756 
Pennsylvania Society for Promoting Ab- 
olition of Slavery, 490 
Pennsylvania Society for the Promotion 

of Public Economy, 756 
Pennsylvania State Equal Rights League, 

8 
Pennsylvania Steam Ship Co., 710 
Pennsylvania Universalist Convention, 

680 
Pennsylvania Volunteers, 998; First Vol- 
unteer Cavalry, 329; 6th Regiment, 
1546; 17th Regiment, 1546; 60th Regi- 



merit, 1409; 76th Regiment, Co. A, 
1607; 88th Regiment, 1546; 98th Regi- 
ment, 1546; 104th Regiment, 1546; 
106th Regiment, 1609; 114th Regi- 
ment, Co. F, 1502; 119th Regiment, 
Co. B, 1210; 149th Regiment, 1503; 
muster rolls, 96th Regiment, 1546; 
muster roll, 118th Regiment, Co. C, 
950 

Pennsylvania Yearly Meeting of Friends, 
129 

Pennypack, 129 

Pennypacker, Isaac A., 1070 

Pennypacker, Samuel W., 1155, 1313 

Pennypacker Mills, 999 

Penobscot Tract, 1583 

Penrose, Boies, 1577 

Penrose, Ella, 108 

Penrose, Washington H., 102, 492 

Penrose Ferry Bridge Co., 108 

Pensions, 1596 

Pepper, William, 1167 

Pepys, Samuel, 485 

Percy, William, 493 

Perkins, Samuel C, 494, 495, 1000 

Perkins, Samuel H., 496 

Perkiomen, 1592 

Perkiomen Creek, 212, 316; history, 999 

Perry, Oliver H., 250, 267, 589 

Perry County, 488 

Perry Expedition, 1208 

Perseverance Hose Co., 205 

Persia, 512 

Perth Amboy, 908, 973 

Peru, 586 

Peters, Anna M., 497 

Peters, James, 1228 

Peters, Nancy, 499 

Peters, Richard (1704-1776), 44, 250, 
302, 310, 352, 380, 456, 485, 498, 499, 
740, 1267, 1408, 1510 

Peters, Richard (1744-1828), 499 

Peters, Richard (1780-1848), 499, 894 

Peters, Sarah, 499 

Peters, William, 485, 499, 603 

Peterson, Israel, 108 

Peterson, J., and Co., 108 

Pettit, Andrew, 438 

Pettit, Charles, 227 (b), 438 

Pewter, 703 

Philadelphia: almshouse, 789; architec- 
ture, 314, 434; arsenal, 1113; auction- 
eers, 367; ballot reform, 702; banking, 
50, 512, 675, 684, 832, 1004, 1509, 
1540, 1543, 1562; bar, 496, 1308; and 
Bourse Corporation, 1358; British oc- 



cupation, 316, 530, 730, 825; build- 
ings, 1572, 1577; Bureau of Unem- 
ployment Relief, 1585; Chamber of 
Commerce, 1382; child welfare, 1359; 
churches, 129, 659, 680, 707; city 
archives, 1006, 1122; city council, 
1411; City Hall, 1360; city records 
survey, 1475; civil service, 1436; Civil 
War riots, 279; Committee of Obser- 
vation, 1012; Committee of Public 
Safety, 1011; and Communists, 1361; 
County, 129, 316, 328, 341, 371, 484, 
501, 706, 1014; courts, 150, 162, 260, 
345, 496, 499, 501, 536, 581, 608, 649, 
709, 710; courts-martial, 608; court 
records, 501, 805, 1364; cricket, 863, 
1439; customs house records, 157, 514, 
516, 1201, 1243; customs service of, 
237; defense subscription list, 811; De- 
partment of City Transit, 1572; direc- 
tory subscriber list (1820), 1155; dis- 
pensary for the medical relief of the 
poor, 484; draft, 187, 876, 1317; draft 
boards, 1203, 1476; Duffield's Mill, 
971; early settlers, 341, 379, 386, 397, 
419, 485; early views, 658; election 
office payroll, 1560; elections, 649, 
702; Elfreth's Alley, 1395; engineer- 
ing, 314, 469; financial records of 
(1810-1858), 1560; fire companies, 
837, 838, 1202, 1398, 1548; fire depart- 
ment, 205, 1548; fire insurance, 632; 
Franklin Square, 939; Friends, 192, 
298, 381, 485, 530, 607, 654, 692; 
Great Central Fair, 224, 679, 865, 
1062, 1546; historical landmarks, 703; 
historical pageant, 460; historical sur- 
vey of, 1475, 1568; history, 175, 529, 
697, 706, 766, 883; hospitals, 64, 316, 
626, 649, 684, 927, 1580; incorpora- 
tion, 90; internal improvements, 619; 
Juvenile Court, 1359; Lafayette recep- 
tion, 894; land, first purchasers, 1294; 
land titles, 346, 485, 499, 584, 632, 
654, 674, 710, 734, 740, 1226, 1325; 
laws, 207, 619; liberty bonds, 217; li- 
braries, 250, 454, 613, 631, 710; Lin- 
coln Monument Association, 1546; 
list of citizens, 1007; loyalists, 250, 
484, 598; maps, 1226, 1294; Market 
Street bridge, 916; markets, 619, 967; 
marriage records, 918; mayors, 175, 
316, 702, 1541; medicine, 139, 250; 
merchants, 150; mob violence, 138, 
548; money, 302; monument, 397; 
municipal privileges, 529; museum, 



481; music, 592; muster roll, 950; 
naval general court-martial, 494; Negro 
census, 490; Negro problems, 702; 
Negro riots, 511; Negroes, 85; Non- 
Importation Resolution, 960; novel of, 
1539; oaths of allegiance, 1044; obitu- 
ary notices, 970; occupation by Howe, 
484; officials, 1131; Old Swedes Mill, 
971; opera, 1423; orderly book (Brit.), 
974; ordinances, 1022; Orphans' Home, 
1540; peace jubilee, 941 ; Penn Square, 
1024; petitions to council, 1002, 1567; 
Samuel Pile on, 1366; Point No Point, 
1495; political discrimination in, 702; 
poor relief, 484, 1008; port of, 108, 
129, 157, 160, 514, 515, 516, 542, 709, 
1394, 1399, 1438, 1474; port records, 
514, 515, 542; post office, 1167, 1352; 
printers, 215, 227, 485, 638; prisons, 
649, 684, 805; property owners, 1010, 
1020; public stock exchange, 108; 
publishing, 149, 227, 236, 494, 495; 
real-estate transactions, 90, 169, 240, 
250, 344, 454, 485, 494, 499, 632, 
649, 710, 1597; reform movements, 
702; register of arrivals, 1051; reli- 
gion, 129, 381, 496, 499, 507, 540, 553, 
574, 600, 680; religious history of, 41 ; 
Revolutionary War campaign, 288; 
Reynolds' Monument Committee, 
1546; Richard Hill's plantation, 740; 
riots, 397; roads, 976; sanitation, 679, 
702; Schuylkill Arsenal, 1068; Schuyl- 
kill Permanent Bridge, 1001; Second 
City Troop, 1424; Sesqui-Centennial, 
587, 1246; shipbuilding, 364; Sixth 
Ward Bounty Fund, 1546; State 
Guards, 1093; street lighting, 619; 
street plans, 503; street surveys, 619; 
supervisory committee for recruiting 
colored regiments, 490; surveys, 503; 
taverns, 1391; tax books, 1204; taxes, 
90, 649, 1101; tea partv, 176, 1026, 
1027; theatre, 397, 573, 600, 611, 734; 
townships, 976; treasurer, 702, 1352; 
and Tuesday Club, 1509; Unemploy- 
ment Relief, 1585; Union Volunteer 
Refreshment Saloon, 1580; and United 
Nations, 1481; vagrancy, 649; vital 
statistics, 1016; views, 655, 1095; 
vigilantes, 1121; War of 1812, 502, 
851, 1454; Washington Grays, 1546; 
water supply, 160, 702, 1092; water 
works, 193, 1009; weather records, 
1016; wharf, 619; in World War I, 
1365; in World War II, 1382; yellow 



fever, 230, 250, 289, 381, 425, 485, 
553, 631, 727. See also Commerce, 
Diaries, Economic conditions, Poli- 
tics, Social conditions, Social life 
Philadelphia Almshouse, 250 
Philadelphia Anti-Slavery Society, 756 
Philadelphia Arcade, 22 
Philadelphia Art Union, 250 
Philadelphia Assemblies, 500, 1454 
Philadelphia Association of Young Men 

for Celebrating the 4th of July, 756 
Philadelphia Associators, 1315 
Philadelphia Bicycle Club, 1357 
Philadelphia Board of Port Wardens, 

1474 
Philadelphia Board of Trade, 1438 
Philadelphia and Camden Bridge and 

Terminal Co., 1258 
Philadelphia Child Welfare Association, 

756, 1359 
Philadelphia Committee on Markets, 

1316 
Philadelphia County Board of Assist- 
ance, 1361 
Philadelphia Cricket Club, 1439 
Philadelphia Dancing Assembly, 1015 
Philadelphia Directory and Annual Reg- 
ister, 1017 
Philadelphia Dissected, or the Metropolis 

of America, 1018 
Philadelphia Draft Board Records, 1362 
Philadelphia Free School Corporation, 

250 
Philadelphia Garden Club, 1476 
Philadelphia Hose Co., 205, 1398 
Philadelphia Insurance Company, 1019 
Philadelphia and Lancaster Stage, 1540 
Philadelphia and Lancaster Turnpike, 

1003 
Philadelphia Literary Association, 65 
Philadelphia Medical Society and Insti- 
tute, 756 
Philadelphia Militia Regiment, 1356 
Philadelphia National Bank, 1540 
Philadelphia and National Municipal 

League, 702 
Philadelphia North American, 1349, 1352 
Philadelphia Quoit Club, 756 
Philadelphia and Reading R.R. Co., 763 
Philadelphia Selective Service, 1317 
Philadelphia Society for Alleviating the 

Miseries of Public Prisons, 756 
Philadelphia Steam Tow Company, 1486 
Philadelphia Stock Exchange, 828 
Philadelphia Sugar Refining Company, 
1025 



Philadelphia Sunday Dispatch, 706 

Philadelphia Vacant Lots Cultivation 
Association, 1440 

Philadelphia Volunteer Fire Department, 
1548 

Philadelphia War History Committee, 
1365 

Philadelphia, Wilmington, and Balti- 
more Railroad, 1151 

Philadelphia in the World War, 1914- 
1918, 1365 

Philanthropic Burial Ground Associa- 
tion, 504 

Philanthropy, 227, 250, 256, 274, 299, 
441, 490, 602, 609, 631, 641, 654, 679, 
684, 695, 702, 732, 1209, 1336, 1400, 
1415, 1421, 1509 

Philbrick, Samuel R., 614 

Philippines: annexation, 702; military 
affairs, 78; war diaries, 1029 

Philips and Cozens, 108 

Phillips, John, 1290 

Phillips, Cramond and Co., 250 

Philmore, J., 1030 

Philology: Arabic, 591 ; Indian, 181, 275, 
280, 310,480 

Philosophy, 4, 65, 84, 86, 238, 342, 354, 

379, 475, 525, 529, 536, 560, 595, 
628 

Physicians. See Medicine 

Physick, Edmond, 1095 

Physiology, 379 

Pianoforte, 394 

Pickering, J., 181 

Pickering, Timothy, 49, 193, 250, 310, 

380, 447, 498 
Pickering Valley R.R., 460 
Pierson, Thomas, 398, 485 
Pietists. See Religion 
Pigon, Frederick, 632 
Pigon, Henry, 176 

Pike, Zebulon M., 506; death of, 482; 

surveys of rivers and streams, 506 
Pike Beneficial Society of Philadelphia, 

756 
Pile, Samuel, 1366 
Pillow, Gideon J., 175 
Pilmore, Joseph, 507 
Pinckney, Charles C, 227 (b), 250, 686 
Pinckney, T., 238 
Pine Forge, 194, 212 
Pine Grove and Schuylkill Co., 1216 
Pine Street, Phila., 104 
Pinkerton, Allan, 1151 
Pioneers, 30, 130, 212, 245, 310, 316, 

339, 488, 728 



Piqua, Ohio, 129 

Piracy, 202, 485 

Pirates, 1590 

Pitkin, Timothy, 193 

Pittsburgh, 108, 250, 339; borough rec- 
ords, 1031; canal to Lake Erie, 303; 
orderly book, 973; and Phila. militia 
regiment (1877), 1356 

Places of Worship, 1318 

Plantations, Jamaica, 1582 

Plaster of Paris, 363 

Plastering, 1540 

Platonian Literary Association, 756 

Plats, 236, 346, 362, 484, 673; Snow 
Hill, N.J., 134 

Piatt, O. H., 645 

Plattsburg, N.Y., 611 

Playbills, 250, 363, 573, 1155 

Pleasants, Charles, 1507 

Pleasants, Charles E., 1507 

Pleasants, Henry, Jr., 1508 

Pleasants, Israel, 1508 

Pleasants, Samuel, 1507 

Pleasants, Thomas F., 510 

Pleasonton, August, 511, 937 

Pleasonton, Stephen, 91, 379 

Plumsted, William, 144 

Plush, 1260 

Plymouth, Mass., 575 

Pocket Commentary of the First Settlers of 
New Jersey . . ., 1310 

Poe, Edgar Allan, 175 

Poinsett, J. R., 236, 238, 512 

Point Love, Md., 590 

Point No Point, 1495 

Politics, 1509, 1510; John Adams' ap- 
praisal of, 1; Barbary States, 461 
Berks Co., 144, 425; Brazil, 534 
Bucks Co., 98; Canada, 178; Chester 
Co., 123, 150, 383; Civil War, 410 
Colombia, 227; Delaware, 382, 537 
538; Delaware Co., 1388; England 
154, 508, 521, 638; essays on, 254 
Europe, 232, 238, 289, 381, 512, 570 
615; Flaxius on, 363; France, 238 
250, 571; Georgia, 425; Indian, 480 
Indiana Co., 177; Lancaster, 558; Lan- 
caster Co., 280, 352; Louisiana, 324 
Maryland, 383; Massachusetts, 353 
Mexican War,410; Mexico, 512; Mont 
gomery Co., 43; New England, 558 
New Jersev, 213, 425, 450, 607, 640 
New York, 425; North Carolina, 455 
Northampton Co., 456; Northumber- 
land Co., 458; notes on, 181; 



Pennsylvania: 
1700 (prior to) 56, 193, 250, 379 
397, 425, 447, 454, 485, 529 

319, 379, 382 



557 
1700 150 



454 

1710 150 
454 

1720 150 
447 

1730 150 
425 
595 

1740 150 
381 
488 

1750 150 
382 
457 
603 

1760 150 
379 
485 
613 

1770 150 
368 
449 
529 
658 

1780 90, 
335 
447 
529 
670 

1790 150 
335 
447 
529 
670 

1800 150 
329 
449 
536 
670 

1810 116 
319 
447 
529 
617 

1820 90, 
250 
405 
557 
697 



382, 
536, 

425, 
529, 536, 605 
319, 379, 382, 425, 
529, 536, 605, 740 
319, 379, 382, 425, 
485,488,529,536,595,605 



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250, 


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488, 


1, 193, 


250, 


-, 485, 


488, 


1, 193, 


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1, 193, 


250, 


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l, 193, 


250, 


,382, 


425, 


,529, 


536, 


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250, 


,383, 


397, 


,485, 


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250, 


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405, 


,488, 


498, 


,697 




, 193, 


250, 


,379, 


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,454, 


457, 


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558, 


,740 




150, 


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377, 


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, 193, 


194, 


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, 151, 


193, 


,335, 


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,557, 


558, 


,697, 


740 


, 150, 


151, 


,335, 


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,454, 


457, 


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685, 


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319, 335, 379 
485, 488, 529 

289, 319, 335 

447, 454, 457 
595, 605, 697 
289, 319, 335 
405, 425, 447 
498, 529, 536 

289, 319, 329 

425, 447, 454 
529, 536, 595 

289, 319, 329 
383, 405, 425 
485, 488, 498 
595, 603, 605 

194, 250, 289 
379, 382, 405 
457, 485, 488 
595, 603, 605 

250, 289, 319 

379, 382, 405 
457, 485, 488 
558, 595, 603 

194, 250, 289 
382, 405, 425 
485, 488, 498 
595, 603, 605 

193, 194, 250 

380, 382, 405 
485, 488, 498 
558, 595, 603 
697, 740 
151, 162, 193 
335, 379, 380 
485,488,517 
603, 605, 670 



1830 51, 150, 151, 193, 194, 250 
319, 335, 380, 382, 405, 425 



382, 
536, 

379, 
485, 

379, 

454, 
595, 

335, 
457, 
605, 

335, 
447, 
517, 
613, 

319, 

425, 
517, 
658, 

329, 
425, 
498, 
605, 

319, 

447, 
529, 
617, 

289, 
425, 
510, 
605, 

194, 

382, 
536, 
685, 

289, 
457, 



485, 488, 517, 536, 558, 595, 603, 

605, 670, 685, 731 
1840 51, 150, 151, 193, 194, 250, 289, 

319, 335, 382, 397, 405, 425, 454, 

457, 485, 488, 517, 558, 595, 603, 

605, 685, 691, 697 
1850 51, 150, 151, 193, 250, 289, 319, 

335, 382, 454, 457, 485, 488, 517, 

595, 603, 691, 697, 702 
1860 51, 150, 151, 193, 250, 289, 319, 

329, 382, 425, 485, 488, 517, 603, 

691, 702, 1464 
1870 51, 150, 193, 250, 289, 319, 382, 

397, 454, 457, 485, 488, 517, 702, 

1464 
1880 193, 250, 289, 319, 382, 488, 702, 

1464 
1890 250,319,702 
1900 250, 319 
1910 250, 1388, 1588 
1920 250, 1588; 

Pennsylvania Germans, 362; Peru, 586; 
Philadelphia: 
1700 250, 454, 484 
1710 250, 454, 484 
1720 250, 454, 484 
1730 250, 454, 484 
1740 250, 381, 454, 484, 607 
1750 250, 454, 484, 499, 607 
1760 250, 454, 484, 499, 607 
1770 5, 250, 454, 484, 485, 607 
1780 5, 236, 250, 449, 474, 484, 485, 

499, 598 
1790 207, 250, 449, 474, 484, 485, 499, 

553, 598 
1800 53, 207, 236, 250, 474, 484, 485, 

499, 553 
1810 236, 250, 474, 484, 485, 499, 553 
1820 236,250,380,474,499,553 
1830 236, 250, 380, 474, 499, 553, 1462 
1840 250, 380, 474, 553, 1462 
1850 250, 474, 1462 
1860 250, 684, 1462 
1870 250 
1880 250, 396 
1890 250, 396, 702, 1540 
1900 250, 702, 923, 1540 
1910 160, 250, 923, 1540 
1920 250, 1540 
1930 1540; 

Revolutionary War, 400, 405; satire, 
538; slavery, 490; South America, 512; 
Spain, 238, 571 ; Spanish America, 586; 
United States: 
1700 250, 484 
1710 68, 250, 484, 509 



1720 68,250,484 

1730 47, 68, 193, 250, 484 

1740 47, 68, 193, 250, 381, 484 

1750 47, 68, 193, 250, 405, 484, 638 

1760 47, 68, 193, 250, 289, 405, 484, 

638, 699 
1770 47, 68, 72, 193, 250, 288, 289, 356 

405, 455, 484, 638, 658, 686, 699 

721 
1780 47, 68, 72, 193, 194, 227 (a), 238 

250, 288, 289, 356, 405, 455, 484 

490, 508, 512, 558, 645, 658, 686 

699, 721, 740 
1790 47, 53, 68, 84, 95, 193, 194 

227 (a), 238, 250, 289, 405, 484 

490, 512, 536, 557, 558, 560, 658 

686, 699, 721, 740 
1800 39, 47, 53, 68, 84, 95, 193, 194 

227 (a), 232, 238, 250, 289, 331 

405, 466, 484, 490, 512, 536, 557 

558, 586, 658, 684, 686, 721, 740 
1810 24, 47, 68, 95, 175, 193, 194 

227 (a), 232, 238, 250, 267, 289 

331, 405, 466, 484, 490, 512, 557 

558, 570, 586, 658, 684, 686, 721 

740 
1820 24, 47, 68, 90, 95, 175, 193, 194 

227 (a), 232, 238, 250, 267, 289 

324, 405, 466, 484, 490, 512, 557 

558, 570, 586, 684, 686, 721, 731 
1830 24, 95, 121, 175, 193, 194, 227 (a) 

238, 250, 267, 289, 324, 391, 405 

466, 484, 490, 512, 557, 558, 586 

600, 684, 686, 721, 731 
1840 24, 91, 95, 121, 158, 193, 194 

227 (a), 238, 250, 289, 391, 405 

466, 490, 512, 558, 600, 628, 684 

686, 721 
1850 15, 24, 91, 121, 227 (a), 238, 250 

289, 391, 490, 512, 600, 627, 684 

686, 721 
1860 15, 24, 91, 121, 148, 227 (a), 238 

250, 289, 446, 490, 623, 627, 684 
1870 15, 121, 148, 227 (a), 238, 250 

289, 446, 490, 623, 627, 645, 702 
1880 15, 148, 227 (a), 250, 289, 460 

627, 645, 702 
1890 126, 148, 227 (a), 250, 460, 645 

702 
1900 148, 227 (a), 250, 460, 702 
1910 227 (a), 250, 460, 702, 1588 
1920 250, 460, 702, 1588 
1930 702; 

Virginia, 425; York Co., 741 
Polk, James K., 158, 517 
Pollard, William, 513 



Pollock, William, 1147 

Pommer, Henry F., 1506 

Pommer family, 1506 

Pomroy, Benjamin, 1033 

Pool Forge, 212 

Poor relief, 233, 250, 367, 425, 484, 602, 
1585 

Poor, Richard, 515 

Poor Richard Club, 1363 

Popadickon Furnace, 212 

Poplar Ridge, 379 

Popple, W., 485 

Population, 127; American cities, 265; 
European cities, 265; Pennsylvania, 
529 

Port Elizabeth, N.J., 129 

Port Folio, 1454, 1509 

Porter, A., 324 

Porter, Andrew, 517, 987 

Porter, David, 202, 466, 512; service in 
Mexican navy, 238 

Porter, David R., 517 

Porter, Fitz-John, 227 (a); case of, 304 

Porter, George B., 517 

Porter, James Madison, 517 

Porter, Robert, 517 

Porter, W. W., 517, 813, 987 

Porter family, 813 

Portland, Me., 834 

Portraits, 146, 159, 193, 250, 368, 623, 
697, 725, 1152; Bancroft family, 1142; 
Cadwalader family, 1454; Declaration 
of Independence, signers, 250; Friends, 
154; John Howard, 299; William Penn, 
55; Rawle family, 1206 

Portugal, 413; authors, 250; colonies, 
512; commerce, 136, 541; wars, 461 

Post, Christian Frederick, 310, 519 

Post Office, 702; Confederate, 1546; 
Cuba, 78; New Hope, 1490; Philadel- 
phia, 1167, 1352; printing controversy, 
91 

Postcards, 1312 

Potash, 654 

Potomac, Army of, 410 

Potter, James, 108 

Potterv, 108, 150 

Potts, John, 44, 212, 432 

Potts, Jonathan, 521 

Potts, Mary Powel, 329 

Potts, Samuel, 108, 212 

Potts, Stacy, 108 

Potts, Thomas, 460, 522 

Potts, William John, 82, 108, 143, 192, 
302, 389, 465, 479, 523, 788 

Potts Grove, 212 



Potts Memorial, 520 

Pottstown, 212, 522, 1540, 1579 

Pottsville, 371, 1034, 1540 

Powder, 541 

Powel, Elizabeth, 108 

Powel, Elizabeth Willing, 1582 

Powel, John Hare, 1582 

Powel, Mary Edith, 1582 

Powel, Mary Johnston, 1582 

Powel, Samuel (1673-1756), 1582 

Powel, Samuel (1704-1759), 108, 524, 
1582 

Powel, Samuel (1738-1793), 1582 

Powel, Samuel (1818-1885), 1582 

Powell, Howell, 525 

Powell, Joseph, 1035 

Powell, Sarah, 432 

Powell family, 147 

Powers, Fred Perry, 1318, 1367 

Pratt, Attorney General, 603 

Pratt, Enoch L., 1151 

Presbyterian, 161, 250, 407, 624; 
churches, 8, 367; Synod of N.J., 788 

Presidents of United States, 91, 113, 146, 
175, 193, 207, 250, 702. See also names 
of Presidents 

Presque Isle, Croghan visits (1760), 1348 

Price, Eli Kirk, 108, 1052; biography, 
526 

Price, Helen N., 759 

Price, John, 527, 729 

Price, Philip, 150 

Price, Richard, 1312 

Price, Samuel, 1417 

Priestley, Joseph, 34, 193, 227 (b), 571 

Princess Augusta, ship, 179 

Princeton, N.J., 209, 973 

Princeton University, 243, 363; orations, 
72; student life, 857. See also College 
of New Jersey 

Principio Iron Works, 1555 

Pringle, John, 335 

Pringle, Mrs. John Julius Allston, 512 

Printing, 499; New Jersey, 142; Phila- 
delphia, 108, 114, 126, 215, 227 (a), 
227 (b), 236, 485, 638, 1540. See also 
Publishing 

Prints: by Darley, 1448; relating to 
Charles Dickens, 170 

Printz, Johan, 1095 

Prinz, John, 144 

Prisoners of war, 71, 400, 425, 426, 451, 
701 

Prisons, 490, 684, 1509; Confederate, 
278, 1607; Pennsylvania, 654; Phila- 
delphia, 108, 1359 



Privateers, 50, 202, 331, 361, 541, 565, 
567, 589; French, 184; outfitting, 136 

Prize money, 108, 1540 

Prizes of war, 33, 144, 361 

Proctor's Regiment of Artillery, 9 

Programs, 1189, 1483 

"Progressive Education in the Nine- 
teenth Century," 1461 

Progressive Literary Association of Phil- 
adelphia, 1205 

Propaganda, 238 

Prophecy and Dream, 1037 

Prosody, 1385 

Proud, John, 529 

Proud, Robert, 529, 1278 

Proverbs, 363 

Providence, R. I., 484 

Pryor, Joseph, 1540 

Pryor, Norton, 1016 

Public Ledger, 1251 

Public utilities, 141, 160; Boston, 193; 
Philadelphia, 193 

Publishing, 250, 363; Germany, 732; 
Philadelphia, 72, 227 (a), 227 (b), 236, 
495, 1251, 1540. See also Printing 

Puerto Rico (Porto Rico): commerce, 
518, 1218; governor, 78; military ex- 
pedition, 78; port regulations, 518 

Pulaski, steam packet, 1096 

Punishment, essays on, 1331 

Putnam, Israel, 973 

Pye, Col. Robert H., 1587 

Pyewell family, 671 

Pyrmont, Germany, 484 

Quachita Lands, 1042 

Quakers. See Friends, Religious Society 

of 
Quay, Matthew S., 324, 645 
Quebec, P.Q., 280, 1032, 1079 
Queen, James W., 531 
Queens County, N.Y., 1496 
Quick, Lavington, 532 
Quincy, Joseph, 236 
Quintard, Charles Todd, 129 
Quitrents, 379; Pennsylvania, 485. See 

also Real-estate transactions 

Radnor, 108; Friends Meeting, 129 

Raesly, H. E., 533 

Rafinesque, Constantine S., 1587 

Raguet, Condy, 534 

Railroad Safety Commission, 702 

Railroads, 108, 127, 148, 151, 238, 250, 
272, 278, 425, 458, 478, 546, 599, 600, 
702, 723, 728, 897, 1339, 1454, 1485, 



1509, 1566, 1582; Allegheny Portage, 
749; bank notes, 1603; Cuba, 78; de- 
velopment of, 1392; England, 238; 
equipment, 1392, 1485; maps, 367; 
Pickering Valley, 460 

Rambo, Fry and, 223 

Ramsay, David, 535 

Ramsey, John, 193 

Ranee, Abbe de, 136 

Randall, Samuel J., 645 

Randolph, Edmund, 238, 250, 447 

Randolph, J., 36 

Randolph, John, 380 

Randolph, Martha, 318 

Randolph, Peyton, 20, 250 

Randolph, R., 236 

Randolph, Samuel, 108 

Rapidan River, 304 

Rappahannock River, battle of, 7 

Raritan River, 108 

Raser, , 1540 

Rawle, Anna, 598, 1414 

Rawle, E. P., 466 

Rawle, Francis, 536 

Rawle, Louisa, 466 

Rawle, Margaret, 598, 1414 

Rawle, Rebecca Warner, 484 

Rawle, W., 466 

Rawle, William, 536, 1206 

Rawle family, 1206 

Raymond, Lord, 595 

Read, George, 146, 528; biography, 538 

Read, George, Jr., 537 

Read, George C, 678, 1047 

Read, James, 144 

Read, John, 538 

Read, John Meredith, 91 

Read, William Thompson, 537, 538 

Reading, 250, 372, 1005, 1540; com- 
merce, 252; militia, 144 

Real-estate transactions, 3, 77, 109, 416, 
452, 1252, 1543, 1565; Allegheny Co., 
489, 517; Beaver Co., 489; Berks Co., 
43, 454; Bradford Co., 250, 403; 
Bucks Co., 98, 454; Burlington Co., 
N.J., 102; Chester Co., 123, 150, 369, 
454; Columbia Co., 250; Cumberland 
Co., 195; Cussawago, 411; Delaware, 
108, 240, 379, 485, 673; Delaware 
Co., 454; Fayette Co., 125; Florida, 
541; Germantown, 362; Kentucky, 
541; Lancaster Co., 454; Lehigh Co., 
1554; Lycoming Co., 250; Maine, 53; 
Meadville, 175; Mercer Co., 489, 517; 
Mifflin Co., 454; Montgomery Co., 43, 
302, 454; New Jersey, 28, 195, 359, 



450, 622, 640, 665; New Orleans, 541 ; 
New York, 216, 1496, 1554; Newport, 
R.I.,1582;NorthCarolina,654;North- 
ampton Co., 317, 456; Northumber- 
land Co., 21, 250, 458, 517; Nova 
Scotia, 316; Pennsylvania, 31, 103, 
104, 108, 111, 114, 115, 140, 176, 193, 
236, 238, 250, 266, 282, 289, 303, 316, 
319, 329, 335, 338, 371, 379, 425, 
454, 457, 469, 485, 499, 505, 517, 547, 
639, 640, 659, 665, 670, 691, 708, 742; 
Pennsylvania counties, 488; Philadel- 
phia, 19, 28, 90, 169, 240, 250, 344, 
454, 485, 494, 499, 632, 654, 710, 
1582, 1597; Roxborough, 362; Somer- 
set Co., 125; Springton Forge, 736; 
Tioga Co., 403; Towanda, 691; Ve- 
nango Co., 499; Virginia, 238, 541; 
Washington, 486; West, 148, 1554; 
Western territories, 541; Westmore- 
land Co., 125, 488, 517, 645; York 
Co., 499. See also Land transactions 

Rebecca Lodge No. 1, 905 

Red Bank, N.J., 973 

Red Cross, in Pa., 441, 1336 

Redemptioners, 425, 1049 

Redman, Jemima K., 1154 

Redwood, Mrs. Francis T., 540 

Redwood, William, 108 

Redwood and Birkett, 108 

Reed, John, 541 

Reed, Joseph, 94, 138, 236, 250, 316, 
380, 447, 973; controversy with Cad- 
walader, 111 

Reed, William B., 91, 950 

Reformed Church, 1504 

Reinhart, George V., 108 

Rejected Valley, 379 

Reliance Fire Co., 205 

Religion, 84, 129, 139, 146, 148, 154, 
175, 193, 204, 238, 250, 254, 321, 379, 
382, 383, 456, 475, 493, 529, 602, 628, 
658, 667, 719, 1510; William Atkin- 
son's notes on, 1219; British clergy, 
250; certificates of consecration, 711; 
certificates of ordination, 100; Dela- 
ware, 38, 129, 493, 673; and Ann 
Emlen, 1396; England, 250, 602; es- 
says, 254, 421, 484; Europe, 531; 
European clergy, 250; Evangelism, 
702; Germany, 732; hymns, 62, 112, 
336, 1610;Indians,101, 129,310,480, 
655;London,613; Maryland, 493; mis- 
sionaries, 609, 680, 702; missions, 101, 
129, 409; New Jersey, 444, 493, 590; 
New York, 590; North Carolina, 455; 



notes on, 687; Pennsylvania, 25, 41, 
407, 449, 456, 493, 550, 558, 590, 593, 
616, 624, 711, 743; persecutions, 484; 
Philadelphia, 380, 496, 499, 507, 540, 
553, 574, 600, 680; poetry, 366; Prot- 
estant, 175, 250, 707; Protestant Epis- 
copal clergy, 250; Protestantism, de- 
generacy of, 254; Roman Catholic 
clergy, 250; Spanish Inquisition, 528; 
United States, 39, 121, 175, 250, 558, 
707; writings, 250, 354. See also 
Amish, Baptist, Catholic, Episcopal, 
Friends, Lutheran, Moravian, Presby- 
terian, Schwenkfelders, Unitarians, 
Universalist 

Remey, George C, 544 

Remey, Mary Josephine Mason, 544 

Repplier, Agnes, 1155 

Reptiles, drawings of, 36 

Republican Artillerists, orderly book, 
973 

Republican Party, 227, 558 

Resolution, ship, 108 

Retail Lumber Merchants' Protective 
Association, 1468 

Revenue Board of Commissioners, 1052 

Revolutionary War, 2, 5, 17, 25, 26, 30, 
50, 57, 72, 94, 120, 136, 142, 146, 176, 
261, 280, 287, 312, 383, 395, 425, 517, 
560, 593, 631, 638, 686, 693, 779, 1095, 
1348, 1583, 1591; Amboy campaign, 
908; anecdotes, 181; arrival of British 
troops, 593; Baldwin family, 26; battle 
of Brandywine, 319; battles, 273, 400, 
449, 498, 701; bills of credit, 316; 
Board of War, 400, 425; Boston dis- 
turbances, 638; British army, 288, 
357; British in Charleston, 455; Brit- 
ish in Philadelphia, 530, 730; British 
viewpoint, 288; burning of Charleston, 
400; burning of homes in New York, 
593; and Gen. Cadwalader, 1454; cam- 
paign against Canada, 39, 280; cam- 
paigns, 111; capture of Ticonderoga, 
400; comments on, 1; commissary, 
175; commissary accounts, 796; com- 
missary general of forage, 49; commis- 
sions, 196, 455, 664; committee of 
safety, 400; conditions in Providence, 
R.I., 484; conscription, 425; continen- 
tal officers, 250; courts-martial, 273, 
425, 699; defense of Carolina, 357; 
discipline, 144; enlistments, 447; en- 
tertainment of soldiers, 145; espionage, 
273; European opinion, 693; financing, 
236, 356, 400; Fitzsimon's receipt book 



of British claims against U.S., 1272; 
Flushing campaign, 288; foreign offi- 
cers, 250, 664; French fleet, 357; 
French interest, 288, 1124; French 
officers, 25, 250, 425, 772; Friends op- 
position to, 139; generals, 175, 193, 
250, 400; government officials, 250; 
Patrick Henry's insurrection, 484; hos- 
pitals, 521; Deborah Logan diaries, 
380; loyalist poetry, 250; loyalists, 
284; maps, 914; Mason's attempt to 
secure arms in Europe, 1508; Massa- 
chusetts, 353, 400; medicine, 400, 431, 
521; military records, 138, 451, 563; 
military strategy, 288; munitions, 212; 
and the navy, 1386; New England 
campaigns, 273; New Jersey campaign, 
538; New Jersey militia, 359; New 
York, 288, 1550; North Carolina Line, 
455; North Carolina troops, 455; 
Northampton Co., 456; occupation of 
Philadelphia, 484; officers, 250; pa- 
roles, 425, 622; passports, 425; Penn- 
sylvania, 488, 529; Pennsylvania Line, 
499, 541, 699; pensions, 193, 983, 
1595, 1596; petitions for safe conduct, 
400; Phila. Associators, 1315; Phila- 
delphia campaign, 289; plight of Nan- 
tucket, 565; politics, 288, 400, 405, 
447, 449, 455, 484, 537, 538, 560, 
598, 613, 658; prisoners, 68, 71, 138, 
400, 425, 451, 488, 875, 1036; provi- 
sions, 458, 488, 701, 760; quarter- 
master's list, 1054; relief of Boston, 
352; revenue, 115; Russian interest, 
288; Russian neutrality, 144; shipping, 
565; soldiers, 175; songs, 618, 1367; 
South Carolina campaign, 288; spies, 
425; Col. W. Stewart's orderly book, 
1324; supplies, 236, 288; Tory views, 
284; Trenton-Princeton campaign, 
1454; United States Navy, 250; Valley 
Forge chaplain, 686; views of a moder- 
ate Englishman on, 1508; Virginia 
campaign, 163; Von Steuben's service, 
630; Anthony Wayne, 699; western 
expedition, 300; wounded, 810 

Rex, A., 1540 

Rex, S. S., 1540 

Reynell, John, 140, 250 

Reynolds, John, 175 

Reynolds, William, 175 

Reynolds' Monument Association, 1546 

Rhoades, John, 685 

Rhode Island, 1604 

Rhodes, Willis, 108 



Rhydwilmyn, Wales, 129 

Rice, Edward, 1144 

Rice, 95, 108, 1447 

Richards, John, 1583 

Richards, Joseph T., 545, 546, 749, 994 

Richards, Samuel, 547 

Richards, Sarah, 1146 

Richards family, 545, 546 

Richardson, Jacob, 316 

Richardson, John, 1543 

Richardson, Joseph, 108, 1540 

Richardson, Joseph, Jr., 1540 

Richardson, Rebecca, 1346 

Richardson family, 1346 

Richardson and Wright, 1542 

Riche, Charles S., 548 

Riche, Thomas, 108, 236, 515, 549 

Riche family, 286 

Richell, Mary Masters, 1406 

Richie family, 878 

Richmond, George Chalmers, 550 

Richmond, Va., orderly book, 973 

Ricketts, Mary, 1420 

Rickey, R. H., 946 

Rider's British Merlin almanac, 1326 

Ridgely family, 111 

Ridgway, John, 551 

Ridley Meadow Co., 1055 

Riga, Russia, 150 

Righter, Washington, 1207 

Righter and Sutton, 1207 

Riley, William, 114 

Ringgold, T., 466 

Ringgold Brass Band, 1477 

Ringgold Hose Co., 205 

Ringwalt, J. L., 555 

Risk, Jennet, 347 

Rittenhouse, David, 14, 316, 552, 1041, 

1056 
Rittenhouse, William, 328 
Rittenhouse Boys Grammar School, 1 168 
Rittenhouse Paper Mills, 328 
Ritter, Abraham, 1057 
Ritter, George, 108 
Ritter, Jacob, Jr., biography, 553 
Rivington, James, 227 (b) 
Rixom, 379 
Roach, Isaac, 1058 
Roads. See Internal improvements 
Robbins, John, 1059 
Roberdeau, Daniel, 94 
Roberdeau, Isaac, 94, 156 
Roberdeau, Mary E., 94 
Robert, Hugh, 454 
Robert, ship, 1053 
Robert Morris Hose Co., 205 



Roberts, Algernon Sydney, 556 

Roberts, Almira, 759 

Roberts, George, 1082 

Roberts, Hugh, 571, 898, 1082 

Roberts, Israel, 1532 

Roberts, John, 898 

Roberts, Jonathan, 557, 558 

Roberts, Katherine, 898 

Roberts, Margaret, 18 

Roberts, Mrs. Miranda S., 343 

Roberts, S. W., 749 

Roberts, Sarah, 559 

Roberts, Thomas, 3d, 1169 

Roberts, William, 568 

Roberts family, 319, 556, 557, 558, 

1082, 1195 
Roberts Vaux Consolidated School, 8 
Robeson family, 1341 
Robeson and Paul, 108 
Robins, Edward, 1368 
Robins, Thomas, 1390 
Robinson, Charles C, 108 
Robinson, E. W., 459 
Robinson, Elliot, 188 
Robinson, J., 175, 316 
Robinson, Patrick, 774 
Robinson, Rebecca, 1211 
Robinson, Thomas, 770 
Robinson family, 1509 
Rochambeau, Comte de, 25, 163, 250 
Rochefontaine, Col., 1348 
Rochelle, France, 156 
Rodgers, Commodore John, 1208 
Rodgers, Rev. John, 94 
Rodgers, Roberts, 1208 
Rodgers, William, 48 
Rodman, John, 154 
Rodney, C. A., 538 
Rodney, Caesar, 537, 560 
Rodney, G. B., 953 
Rodney, James, 250 
Rodney, Thomas, 560 
Roge v Borie, 1602 
Roman, John, 108 
Rome, Italv, 431, 687; lays and legends, 

363 
Romney, Lord, 485 
Root, Elihu, 78 
Root, R. M., 1540 
Roscoe, W., 193 
Rose, Cropiey, 561 
Rose, John (Baron Rosenthal), 312 
Rose, Joseph, 1454 
Rose Valley Farm, 108 
Rosengarten and Denis, 1487 
Rosenthal, Albert, 786 



Rosenthal, Baron (John Rose), 312 

Ross, Alexander, 974 

Ross, David, 538 

Ross, George, 57, 144, 537 

Ross, George, and Co., 212 

Ross, J., 603 

Ross, James, 108 

Ross, John, 108, 144, 562 

Ross, Major John, 563, 973 

Ross, Sir John, 175 

Ross and Simpson, 1177 

Rossell, William, 564 

Rotch, William, 565 

Roth, John, 566 

Routh, Martha, 567 

Rowland, Joseph Galloway, 568 

Roxborough: early settlers, 328; history, 
1300; land titles, 362; notes on, 697; 
real-estate transactions, 362 

Roxbury, orderly books, 973 

Royal Charlotte, ship, 302 

Royal Navy Service of England, 1309 

Rozier, Francis C, 569 

Rugs, 108, 1540 

Rum, 136, 227, 367, 541, 1399 

Rumsey, James, 250 

Rush, Benjamin, 175, 250, 686, 920 

Rush, Frederick, 34 

Rush, Jacob, 1041 

Rush, Richard, 227 (b), 236, 238, 512, 
570, 1412 

Rush, Mrs. Richard, 1412 

Russell, George, 571 

Russell, M., 571 

Russell, Thomas, 1583 

Russell, Thomas H., 571 

Russell, William, 571, 572 

Russia, 16, 150, 250, 1582, 1603; James 
Buchanan, minister to, 91; commerce, 
136; declaration of neutrality, 144; 
famine, 1421; interest in Revolution- 
ary War, 289; legal cases, 150; Poin- 
sett in, 238, 512; wars, 461, 612 

Rutherford, R., 455 

Rutledge, Edward, 380 

Rutledge, Henry, 512 

Rutledge, John, 175, 238 

Rutter, David, 194 

Rutter, Thomas, 108, 212 

Ryan, William J., 573 

Sabbath School Association, 1518 
Sackets Harbor, N.Y., 482 
Sail, veering and shortening, 106 
Sailors, stranded in England, 1448 



St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, Phila., 

1223, 1517 
St. Andrew's Society, N.Y., 1594 
St. Asaph, Bishops of, controversy with 

Thomas Lloyd, 454 
St. Charles Furnace, 1488 
St. Clair, Arthur, 57, 250 
St. Clair tract, 227 
St. Davids Church, Radnor, 1478 
St. Genevieve, Mo., 569 
St. George, Del., 1264 
St. Jacobus Church, 129, 574 
St. James Church, Kingsessing, 129 
St. James Church, Perkiomen, 1592 
St. James Evangelical Lutheran Church, 

574 
St. John's Church, Phila., 129, 550 
St. John's English Evangelical Lutheran 

Church, 367 
St. John's Lodge, 905 
St. Louis, Mo., diary of young physician, 

„ 106 ° 

St. Michael and Zion Lutheran Church 

of Philadelphia, 129 

St. Paul, Minn., 197, 599 

St. Paul's Church, 277, 507, 1516; tomb- 
stone inscriptions, 788 

St. Philip's Church, 1516 

St. Pierre, Martinique, commerce, 541 

St. Stephen's Church, Phila., register, 
788 

St. Thomas' Church, Whitemarsh, 129 

Salem Lutheran Church, 129 

Salisbury, 319 

Sally, ship, 175, 1053 

Salt, 136, 292, 541, 654 

Saltonstall, Joshua, 108 

San Francisco, Calif., 107 

Sanborn, Franklin, 388 

Sanderson's biographical sketches, 623 

Sandy Bank Cemetery, Delaware Co., 

% 1061 

Sanitary Fair, Phila. See Great Central 
Fair 

Santa Anna, Antonio Lopez, 512 

Santees, 310 

Santiago, Cuba, 63 

Santo Domingo, 1602 

Saratoga Springs, N.Y., 254 

Sarber, Mrs. Joseph, 1540 

Sarched, Joshua, 108 

Sardou, Victorien, 199 

Sargent, Winthrop, 577 

Sargent, Winthrop, Jr., 250, 576, 835, 

^ 1063 

Sargent family, 577 



Sarum Forge, 212 

Satterthwaite, Ann, 1154 

Satterthwaite, Joshua, 1154 

Satterthwaite, Lydia, 1154 

Satterthwaite, Richard, 1154 

Saturday Club, Phila., 756 

Sauer (Sower), Christopher, 310, 620, 
1610 

Saunders, Rev. E. D., 1517 

Saunders Institute, 1520 

Saussure, Henry D., 250 

Savannah, Ga., 1540 

Savannah, ship, 742 

Savery, Thomas, 108 

Say, Benjamin, 578 

Say, Thomas, 578 

Sayre, Thomas, family, 185 

Sayres, Edward S., 1369 

Scandinavia, 612 

Scattergood, Mary R., 1064 

Scattergood, ship, 622 

Schaffer, Charles, 579, 1065 

Scheafferstown, 1540 

Schell, Frank H., 580 

Schofield, Jonathan, 581 

Scholfield, Joseph, 1154 

School books, 126, 150, 250, 283, 290, 
311, 421, 423, 454, 492, 1066, 1194, 
1220, 1239, 1263, 1287; French, 150 

Schools, 425, 602, 1306; account books, 
108, 1281, 1521; Bradford, 150; Mrs. 
Cary's, 1160; Chester Co., 150; Clark- 
son, 490; Classical Institute, 198; Col- 
lege and Academy of Philadelphia, 34, 
108, 603, 613; College of New Jersey, 
209; Dickinson College, 616; Educa- 
tional Home for Boys, 256; Europe, 
34, 431; expenses, 432; Friends, 129, 
401, 632, 1278; Friends Central, 597; 
German Free, 1510; Girard College, 
494, 556, 1426; Hamilton Academy, 
954; Jefferson College, 407, 628; and 
Juvenile Court, 1359; Lafayette Col- 
lege, 430; law, 162; Madison's plan of 
law school, 392; Mantua Academy, 
912; Mary A. Longstreth, 1159, 1196; 
Meadville Theological, 303; Milestone 
School, 936; military, in West Phila., 
1517; Nazareth School for Boys, 1194, 
1521; Oxford University, 6; Penns- 
bury, 150; Pennsylvania Academy of 
Fine Arts, 734; Philadelphia, 649, 
1359, 1571; Princeton, 72, 243, 363; 
public, 141; Robert Proud's, 529; Rit- 
tenhouse Boys Grammar, 1168; Rob- 
erts Vaux Consolidated, 8; Saunders 



Institute, 1520; University of Edin- 
burgh, 379; University of Pennsyl- 
vania, 106, 107, 238, 402, 477, 552, 
585, 595, 634; William Penn High for 
Girls, 1293 

Schulker, J. W., 121 

Schurz, Carl, 645 

Schuylkill Arsenal, 1068 

Schuylkill Bank, 1069, 1562 

Schuylkill Canal, 632 

Schuylkill County, 227 

Schuylkill Fishing Company, Phila., 756 

Schuylkill Permanent Bridge Co., 499 

Schuylkill River, 419, 485, 710; fishing, 
499 

Schuylkill and Susquehanna Navigation 

^ Co., 1148 

Schuylkill Township, Chester Co., 1070 

Schwenkfelders, 319 

Science, 1370 

Science du Bonhomme Richard . . .,1275 

Science and Art Club of Germantown, 

^ 1370, 1413 

Scioto Land Company, 1371 

Scotch-Irish, 270; Cumberland Co., 349 

Scotland, 463, 484, 1582; Friends, 719; 
internal improvements, 722; land ti- 
tles, 722; social conditions, 719; verse, 
413 

Scots Presbyterian Church, 367 

Scott, Hannah L., 1441 

Scott, John Morin, 1171, 1319 

Scott, Lewis A., 1171, 1540 

Scott, Samuel, 582 

Scott, Thomas, 189 

Scott, Sir Walter, 401 

Scott, Walter Quincey, 583 

Scott, Winfield, 238, 466, 512, 1546; 
controversy with James Buchanan, 91 

Scott Legion of Soldiers of Mexican war, 
756 

Scranton family, 26 

Scrapbooks: 

1730 226 

1740 226 

1780 658 

1790 658 

1800 304, 658, 1071 

1810 658, 1071 

1820 658, 1071, 1542 

1830 226, 238, 684, 1071, 1312 

1840 226, 595, 684, 1071, 1312 

1850 492, 684, 1071, 1312 

1860 345, 684, 1071, 1312 

1870 345, 396, 684, 1071 

1880 345, 396, 684, 1071, 1582 



1890 345, 1071 

1910 738, 1543 

1920 738, 1543 

Scull, Edward, 371 

Scull, James, 1100 

Scull, Nicholas, 131, 316, 456, 485, 584, 
1095 

Scully, Thomas, 108 

Seals, 1519 

Sears, John V., 1320 

Secession, South Carolina, 238, 512 

Second African Presbyterian Church of 
Philadelphia, 8 

Second Bank of United States, 1378 

Second Troop of Philadelphia, 1424 

Secretary of the Navy, 1378 

Secretary of State, U.S., 91. See also 
names of Secretaries of State 

Secretary of the Treasury, 1378, 1509 

Secretary of War, U.S., 94, 699. See also 
names of Secretaries of War 

Sectionalism, 91, 106, 175, 238 

Sedgwick, Theodore, 250 

Seeley family, 1073 

Seelig, Johann Gotfried, 336 

Selective Draft Service, 187 

Seligman, Mrs. Emma, 42 

Selin, Anthony, 973 

Sellers, Anne, 1433 

Sellers, Charles, 585 

Sellers, George, 326, 471, 1433 

Sellers family, 471 

Seminole War, 218,. 512, 645, 1377 

Senate. See Congress 

Sergeant, John, 50, 586 

Sergeant, Jonathan, 250, 456 

Sergeant, Jonathan D., 193 

Sergeant, Thomas, 1167 

Sermon, Joseph, 454 

Sermons, 250, 303, 348, 507; Alexander 
Addison, 129; L. K. Ashhurst, 1450; 
Colin Campbell, 129; Friends, 136; 
C. Gildersleeve, 1385; David Jones, 
327; New England clergy, 250; Rich- 
ard Newton, 129, 1410; observations 
on, 162; Ezra Stiles, 1385; Bishop 
White, 711. See also Lectures 

Serrill family, 1288 

Servants, 150, 425 

Sesqui-Centennial Exposition, 460, 587, 
1246, 1547 

Seven Mile Beach, N.J., 622 

Seward, W. H., 113 

Seymour, Capt., 868 

Seymour, William, 1089 

Shackleton, Mary, 588 



Shaler, Nathaniel, 589 

Shaler, William, 324, 589, 1172 

Shamokin, 250, 371, 595, 1034 

Shamokin Township, 888 

Sharp, Isaac, 622 

Sharpe, Horatio, 770 

Sharpe, John, 590 

Sharpe, William, 808 

Sharpies, Nathan, 108 

Sharpless, Jesse, 108 

Sharpless, Joseph, 108 

Sharpless, Joshua, 150 

Sharpless family, 27, 150 

Sharpless, Lloyd, and Co., 108 

Sharpnack, Destonet and Co., 108 

Sharswood, William, 1540 

Shattuck, Mrs. M. M., 1347 

Shattuck family, 1347 

Shaw, John, 591 

Shawnees, 519 

Sheafe, Samson, 206 

Sheafer, Peter W., 1372 

Shearman, Mrs. S. H., 1075 

Shee, Elizabeth A., 108 

Shee, John, 950 

Sheep, 150, 238, 289 

Sheffield, John, Duke of Buckingham, 97 

Sheldon and Co., 363 

Shelley, Albertus, 592 

Shelton, Frederick H., 1076; estate of, 
997 

Shenandoah Valley, map, 78 

Shenango, 1511 

Sheppard, Anna, 150 

Sherman, Roger, 380 

Sherman, W. T., 645 

Shewkirk, E. G., 593 

Shinkles, Frederick, 175 

Ship register, U.S., 150 

Shipbuilding, 108, 222, 306, 331, 1540; 
Philadelphia, 364 

Shippen, Edward, 25, 35, 98, 125, 144, 
199, 266, 302, 316, 342, 485, 595, 596, 
857 

Shippen, Henry, 595 

Shippen, Joseph, 595 

Shippen, Margaret, 595 

Shippen, William, 456, 1095 

Shippen family, 25, 1174 

Shipping. See Commerce, Merchants 

Ships: arrivals, 108, 1389; British, 136, 
267, 565; captains, 370, 1540; mani- 
fests, 1201, 1243; masters' licenses, 
518; merchant, 331; names, 184, 370; 
of war, 306, 331, 541; registers, 1321; 
seizure, 361 ; steam, 250; United States, 



35, 541, 558, 565; Apollo, 34; Argus 
17 5; Atalanta, 1218; Barely, SGI; Betsy 
108; Betty, 1144; Bibb, 243; Britannia 
1228; Brooklyn, U.S.S., 315; Charles- 
town, 1144; Chesapeake, U.S.S., 466 
Commerce, 393; Confederacy, 222; CoW- 
are.™, U.S.S., 106, 541; Constellation 
U.S.S., 106, 672, 1108; Constitution 
U.S.S., 267, 304, 306, 541; C«£«, 602 
Diana, 108, 242; Dr^ow, 868; Du Roy 
l' Engagement, 1279; Elizabeth Monroe 
Smith, 609; Elsinore, 1338; Emila 
687; £r/V, 511; £j.wc, U.S.S., 202 
.FWr American, 1186; Flying Duck 
1164; Francis Palmer, 1164; Franklin 
U.S.S., 306, 845; Friendship, 108 
Ganges, U.S.S., 106; George, 1084; Go<Z 
/rejy, 1164; Greyhound, 868; Guerriere 
U.S.S., 541; Hannah, 1053; #orw/ 
U.S.S., 35; Hudson, U.S.S., 35; /w- 
perial, 1389; Independence, U.S.S. 
541; Jatw, U.S.S., 589; Jkr*^ Ga//<ry 
818; 7oA», 1067; >//« Castner, 1164 
Kader Box, 891; Leopard, 466; Lexing- 
ton, U.S.S., 900; Macedonian, H.M.S. 
541; Mrfry, 108, 818; Massachusetts 
U.S.S., 1452; Minerva, 179; Mow/1 
yuma, 654; Morning Light, 1164; OA/ 
Colony, 1164; Pensacola, U.S.S., 307 
President, U.S.S., 672; Princess Au 
gusta, 179; Pulaski, 1096; Resolution 
108; #o^r/, 1053; tfoya/ Charlotte 
302; .SW/y, 175, 1053; Savannah, 742 
Scattergood, 622; Sophia, 591; South- 
ampton, 590; Spark, 534; Susan G. 
Owen, 107; Tenedos, H.M.S., 1102 
Teresa, 63; Theodore, 108; United 
States, U.S.S., 197, 267, 306, 1185 
1269; Vandalia, U.S.S., 35; Washing- 
ton, 654; #^xp, U.S.S., 267; #7///aw 
P<?»», 666, 736; YoungMary Galley, 8 1 8 

Shirley, Thomas, 1508 

Shoemaker, Annie, 597 

Shoemaker, Franklin, 1077 

Shoemaker, Rebecca, 598, 1414 

Shoemaker, Samuel, 598 

Shoemaker and Rawle, 484 

Shoes, 108, 150, 1540 

Short, William, 238 

Shreve, A. R., 108 

Shreve, R. C, 108, 599, 945 

Shrowder, Philip, 973 

Shulling, S., 1170 

Shunk, F. R., 151, 1374 

Shunk family, 1374 

Sibley, John, 324 



Siddel, Joseph H., 780 

Siddons, Mrs. Scott, 175 

Sieman, Wynkoop and, 108 

Signal flags, 106; drawings of, 35 

Silk, 108, 136, 181, 367, 389 

Sill, Joseph, 600 

Sill, William, 108 

Silliman, Benjamin, 601 

Silver, 108, 208 

Silversmiths, 108, 1540 

Silverware, 208 

Simmons, David, 108 

Simon, Joseph, 488, 840 

Simons family, 725 

Simpson, Henry, 1611 

Simpson, Thomas C, 1540 

Siner, L. C, 1363 

Sitgreaves, L., 736 

Six Nations, 310 

Sixth Ward Bounty Fund, 1546 

Skelton, Joseph H., 368 

Sketches, 697; William B. Davidson, 
162; J. W. Irwin, 1394; Karl Meister, 
363; Bayard Taylor, 650; of towns, 
571; Benjamin West, 704; Dr. James 
W. Wister, 729 

Skippack, 1080 

Skipwith, Fulwar, 571 

Slave trade, 154, 490, 1030, 1084; peti- 
tion against, 986; on West Coast of 
Africa, 1081 

Slavery, 10, 45, 47, 51, 90, 121, 139, 150, 
154, 189, 192, 238, 324, 363, 379, 380, 
455, 460, 461, 479, 484, 490, 511, 536, 
558, 659, 1121, 1447, 1458, 1509, 1584 

Slavery Society of Pennsylvania, 756 

Slesman, John, 108 

Slidell, John, 91 

Smallpox, 1095 

Smallwood, William, 973 

Smedley family, 150 

Smiley, Sarah F., 602 

Smith, , 1540 

Smith, A. Lewis, 1515 

Smith, Benjamin H., 606, 814 

Smith, Charles, 604, 1376 

Smith, Charles M., 605, 648, 890, 1082 

Smith, Edward Wanton, 1373 

Smith, Franklin R., 1376 

Smith, George, 352, 606 

Smith, Gilead A., 1485 

Smith, Hannah Logan, 1282 

Smith, J. Allen, 512 

Smith, J. Bayard, 250 

Smith, James, 57 

Smith, John {fl. 1750), 607 



Smith, John (J. 1810), 608 

Smith, John F., 609 

Smith, John L., 610 

Smith, Justin, 1509 

Smith, Newberry, 1146 

Smith, Pemberton, 1376 

Smith, Persifor, 1377 

Smith, R., 512 

Smith, Richard Penn, 611 

Smith, Richard S., 612 

Smith, Samuel, 1083, 1266 

Smith, Sidney V., 759 

Smith, Thomas, 802, 1543 

Smith, Uselma Clark, 1378 

Smith, William (1727-1803), 150, 193, 
552, 603, 613, 794; and William 
Moore v Assembly, 485 

Smith, William, 108 

Smith, Rev. William, 1510 

Smith, William H. L., 614 

Smith, William I., 547 

Smith, William R., 603 

Smith family, 1597 

Smith and Leedom, 108 

Smithfield Church, 129 

Smithsonian Institution, 238 

Smuggling, 157, 485 

Smythe, Albert H., 1461 

Snow Hill, 134 

Snowden, A. Loudon, 676 

Snowden, James Ross, 616 

Snowden, Louise H., 615 

Snowden, Nathaniel R., 616 

Snyder, Simon, 617, 1148 

Snyder County, 488 

Soap, 1540 

Social conditions, 379, 553, 1249; Adams 
Co., 724; Baltic countries, 612; Bar- 
bary States, 461 ; Berks Co., 43; Bucks 
Co., 98, 186; California, 101; Caro- 
lina, 463; Chester Co., 123, 150; 
Colombia, 276; Delaware, 38, 537, 
560, 673; England, 189, 274, 588, 719, 
727; Europe, 232, 242, 289, 431, 531; 
France, 464; Friends, 154, 230, 313; 
Germany, 732; Indians, 291, 310, 468, 
480; Ireland, 720; Italy, 464; Lan- 
caster Co., 352; Maryland, 463, 590; 
Mexico, 101, 238; Montgomery Co., 
44, 319; Negroes, 8; New England, 
463; New Jersey, 359, 450, 463, 590, 
607, 640; New Orleans, 238; New 
Sweden, 373; New York, 194, 463, 
590; North Carolina, 455; Northamp- 
ton Co., 456; Northumberland Co., 
458; notes on, 181; Orient, 591; 



Pennsylvania: 
1700 379, 383, 484, 485, 590, 595, 697 
1710 379, 463, 485, 590, 595, 697 
1720 30, 463, 485, 595, 697 
1730 30, 463, 485, 595, 697 
1740 30, 463, 485, 595, 697 
1750 30, 90, 339, 463, 485, 595, 697 
1760 30, 90, 339, 463, 485, 595, 697, 740 
1770 30, 90, 379, 463, 485, 536, 595, 

697, 740 
1 780 30, 90, 379, 485, 536, 595, 697, 740 
1790 90, 303, 379, 485, 536, 595, 697, 

740 
1800 90, 303, 379, 485, 536, 595, 697, 

740 
1810 90, 303, 485, 536, 558, 595, 697, 

740 
1820 90, 303, 536, 558, 595, 697 
1830 303,536,558,697 
1840 303, 558, 697 
1850 51,303,697 
1860 51; 

Pennsylvania counties, 488; 

Philadelphia: 
1700 474,684 
1710 474,684 
1720 298,474,684 
1730 250,298,474,684 
1740 298, 474, 684 
1750 298,474,684 
1760 298,474,684 
1770 298,474,684 
1780 194, 298, 474, 684, 692 
1790 84, 194, 250, 298, 474, 684 
1800 84, 194, 235, 250, 298, 474, 684 
1810 192, 194, 250, 298, 474, 684 
1820 192, 194, 250, 298, 474, 684, 1153 
1830 194, 250, 298, 474, 511, 684, 1153 
1840 194, 229, 250, 298, 474, 511, 548, 

684, 1153 
1850 229,250,298,474,684 
1860 229, 250, 424, 474, 684 
1870 229, 424, 684 
1880 229, 424, 684 
1890 229,424,684 
1900 424 
1910 424 
1920 424 
1930 424; 

Scandinavia, 612; Scotland,720; slaves, 

490; South America, 238; 

United States: 
1720 27 
1730 27, 193 
1740 27, 193 
1750 27, 36, 193 



1760 27, 36, 193, 289 

1770 27, 36, 193, 289, 536 

1780 27, 193, 289, 536 

1790 27, 39, 53, 84, 193, 227 (a), 238, 

289, 536, 557 
1800 39, 84, 193, 227 (a), 238, 289, 536, 

557 
1810 193, 227 (a), 238, 289, 536, 557, 

558 
1820 193, 227 (a), 238, 289, 536, 557, 

558 
1830 121, 193, 227 (a), 238, 289, 536, 

557, 558 
1840 121, 193, 289, 558 
1850 15,121,289 
1860 15,121,289,599 
1870 15, 121, 289, 702 
1880 15, 121, 289, 702 
1890 289, 702 
1900 702 
1910 702 
1920 702 
1930 702; 
Virginia, 463; West, 728; West Indies, 
289 
Social life 

Pennsylvania: 
1700 25, 382, 655 
1750 25, 382, 655, 857 
1800 25,382,655,1306,1462 
1850 655, 1462, 1468 
1900 1468; 

Philadelphia: 
1700 607, 684 

1750 5, 523, 540, 601, 607, 659, 684, 730 
1800 24, 380, 496, 510, 511, 540, 601, 

684 
1850 24, 396, 397, 424, 494, 500, 601, 

684 
1900 424, 500; 
United States: 
1750 193, 238, 284, 1553 
1800 193,232,238,476,544,558,622, 

1553 
1850 164,238,544,622,627,702,1553 
1900 544, 702, 1553 
Societe Franchise des Amis de la Liberte 

et de l'Egalite, 756 
Society of the Cincinnati, 391, 1591 
Society of Colonial Wars, 1369 
Society for the Commemoration of the 

Landing of William Penn, 756 
Society of the Friendly Sons of Saint 

Patrick, 1152 
Society for Improvement of Roads and 
Inland Navigation, 1085 



Society of Native Pennsylvanians, 756 

Society for Political Inquiry, Phila., 756 

Society for the Propagation of the 
Gospel, 1086 

Society for Protection of Forests, 702 

Society for the Relief Association of the 
Poor, 367 

Society for the Relief of Negroes, 154 

Society for the Relief of the Poor and 
Distressed Masters of Ships, Their 
Widows and Children, 1415 

Society of United American Mechanics, 
1209 

Society of the War of 1812, 1369 

Soldiers' Home, Phila., 256 

Solebury Township, 697 

Solis-Cohen, Solomon, 1322 

Somerset, N.J., 368 

Somerset County, land titles, 125 

Somerset County, Md., 1087 

Sommerville farm, 378 

Songs, 405, 618, 676; Civil War, 1502; 
Confederate, 250; English, 280; Ger- 
man, 279; of the Revolution, 1367; 
of Septimus Winner, 1536. See also 
Music, Hymns 

Sophia, ship, 591 

Soule, Andrew, 485 

Sousa, John Philip, 592 

South, 410, 480; Civil War blockade, 
315; during Reconstruction, 1512; in- 
ternal improvements, 272; landing of 
French Negroes, 466; and 3d Military 
District of, 1407; trade expansion, 136 

South Africa, commerce, 183 

South America, 250, 252, 553, 1257; 
British interests, 534; commerce, 459, 
553; legal controversies, 459; French 
interests, 534; politics, 512; revolu- 
tions, 238; social conditions, 238 

South Carolina, 179, 234, 463, 1088, 
1604; commerce, 331; economic condi- 
tions, 512; loan, 784; politics, 512; 
proclamation, 106; Revolutionary 
War campaign, 288; secession, 238, 
512. See also Carolina 

South Company, 1117 

South Penn Hose Co., 205 

South Street, Phila., 1323 

Southampton, ship, 590 

Southard, Samuel L., 512 

Southwark: commissioners, 619; map, 
1091; National Rangers, 1110; riots, 
548 

Sowing and Reaping, 1539 

Spackman, John, 621 



Spain, 16, 435, 538, 829; authors, 250 
colonies, 512; commerce, 136, 541 
embargoes, 541; indemnities, 107 
Inquisition, 528; navigation on Mis- 
sissippi, 40; politics, 238, 571; rati- 
fication of treaty with U.S., 558; 
seizure of American ships, 589; settle- 
ments in Florida, 308; South Ameri- 
can Revolution, 512; trade passports, 
236; wars, 461, 484 

Spalding's Lower Trading House, 36 

Spangenberg, Bishop, 456, 1035 

Spanish-American War: munitions, 441; 
Pennsylvania naval militia, 441; poli- 
tics, 586; and Relief Committee, 1421; 
United States Navy, 544 

Spark, ship, 534 

Sparks, Jared, 175, 973 

Sped, John, 108 

Sperm oil, 168, 565 

Spicer papers, 622 

Spices, 168, 169, 287 

Spillan, James J. D., 1365 

SpofFord, Ernest, 1379 

Sportsmen, 1454, 1464 

Spotswood, William, 227 (b) 

Sprague, William Buell, 623 

Springett, Anthony, 485 

Springett, Harbert, 485 

Springettsbury Manor, 536 

Springfield Farm, 108 

Spring House Township, 319 

Springton Forge, 736, 1377 

Sproat, James, 624 

Sproul, William C, 1119 

Staake, William H., 1359 

Stackhouse, William, 1210 

Stael, Mme. de, 193, 634 

Stafford Forge, 940 

Stage Door Canteen, Phila., 1479 

Stagecoaches, 795, 820, 1540 

Stamp Act, 175, 250, 302, 613; abstract 
of, 389; Congress, 193; repeal of, 316; 
resentment against, 136 

Stamper, John, 625 

Stamps, 250, 302; documentary, 257 

Stanhope, James, 938 

Stanley, Matthew, 1377 

Stansbury, Joseph, 140 

Star Spangled Banner, 1304 

Starr, Arthur William, 1064 

State Federation of Pennsylvania 
Women, 11 

State Guards, 1093 

State House, 193; sketches, 250 

State Paper Office, London, Eng., Ill 



See 



Stathart and Bell, 136 
Stauffer, David McNeely, 1095 
Stead, Mary, 417 
Steadman, Steigel and, 212 
Steam engines, 654 
Steam heating, 289 
Steamboat Coming, 1270 
Steamships, 90, 1270, 1337, 1566. 

also names of ships 
Steamship companies, 1337, 1454 
Stearns, George, 1151 
Steel, James, 379 
Steel and Smith, 1540 
Steel. See Iron 
Steele, Elizabeth, 367 
Steele, John, 626 
Stehley, John A., 685 
Steinmetz, Daniel, 1554 
Steinmetz, John, 1554 
Stenton Farm, 378 
Stenton Mill, 378 
Stephens, Alexander H., 627 
Sterett, James P., 628 
Sterrett family, 231 
Stetson, P. R., 1187 
Steuart, Charles, 629 
Steuben, Baron von, 163, 250, 264, 300, 

630, 1591 
Stevenson, Andrew, 236 
Stevenson, Cornelius, 1598 
Stevenson, George, 1100 
Stewardson, Thomas, 108, 176, 316, 588, 

607, 631, 632 
Stewart, Commodore Charles, 678, 1509 
Stewart, G., 1167 
Stewart, Thomas, 176 
Stewart, Walter, 489, 586, 1324, 1399 



St 
St 
St 
St 
St 
St 
St 
St 
St 
St 
St 



ckel, , 1540 

egel, Henry W., 379 
egel, William, 212 



les, Amos, 108, 633 

les, Ezra, 1385 

les, J. D., 151 

11, William, 490 

11 Water, N.Y., 973 

lie, Charles Janeway, 634, 1510 

llwell, Mary H., 1442 

rling, Lord. See Alexander, William 
Stock, John, 129, 1540 
Stock brokerage firms: N.Y., 1492; 

Philadelphia, 1493 
Stocker, Anthony E., 635 
Stockton, Mrs. W. S., 636 
Stockton family, 1509 
Stockton and Howell, 1509 
Stockton, John, and Son, 1177 



Stoddard, J. K., 1443 

Stoddard, R. W., 324 

Stoddartsville, 1097 

Stoever, John Casper, 129 

Stokes, Elwood Redman, 637 

Stone, F. D., 764 

Stone, Frank S., 1565 

Strahan, William, 638 

Strand, George M., 681 

Stratton, James, 115, 927 

Stratton, Joseph, 1325 

Strawbridge, James, 639 

Streeper and Wilt, 108 

Street cars, 1556 

Strettell, Amos, 640, 641 

Strettell, Robert, 640 

Stroud, Daniel, 456 

Strubing, James, 1591 

Strubing, John K., 1591 

Strubing, John K., Jr., 1591 

Strubing, Philip, 1591 

Strubing, Philip H., 1591 

Strubing family, 1591 

Stryker, Thomas G., 43 

Stuart, Gilbert, 642 

Stuart, William, 194 

Stuart and Welsh, 108 

Stuyvesant, Peter, 1095 

Sudel, Nathaniel, 593 

Sugar, 95, 108, 136, 140, 168, 227, 324, 
331, 374, 1435; refining, 176 

Sugar Creek, 176 

Sullivan, John, 250, 300, 823, 973 

Sullivan, John M., 238 

Sullivan, Thomas, 1098 

Sullivan, William A., 643 

Sully, Thomas, 193; register of pictures, 
175 

Sumatra, 553, 1115 

Summers, Andrew, 541 

Sumneytown Turnpike Road Co., 319 

Sunbury, 458 

Sunday School Association, 680 

Sunday School, First Reformed Dutch 
Church, 1518 

Super, John, 1540 

Superstition, 687 

Surrey, Eng., 485 

Surveys. See Land transactions, Real- 
estate transactions 

Susan G. Owen, ship, 107 

Susquehanna Canal, 632 

Susquehanna County, 108, 488; early 
settlers, 58, 176 

Susquehanna and Delaware Navigation 
Co., 644 



Susquehanna Permanent Bridge Co., 

__ 1099 

Susquehanna River, 30, 176, 316, 485, 
1100 

Susquehanna Valley, Indians, 310, 352 

Sussex County, Del., 108, 316, 485, 
1103; court docket, 805; early history, 
673; wills and marriages, 805 

Sussex, Eng., 485 

Suydam, Mary Ludwig, 1381 

Swallow, Dr. S. C, 702 

Swank, James M., 645 

Swayne, Francis, 316 

Swayne, W. Marshall, 646 

Sweden, 1345; James Campbell, minister 
to, 113; impending war with Russia, 
512; Indian missions, 154; pilgrims, 
319; settlements on the Delaware, 
647; wars, 612 

Swedish Colonial Society, 1345 

Swedish West India Company, 1117 

Sweetapple, Sharlow, 379 

Sweetman, Richard, 108 

Swift, John, 108, 1326 

Swift, Lewis, 918 

Swift family, 25, 286, 1480 

Swift Sure Line Mail Stage, 1540 

Switzerland, 250 

Symington, Alexander, 1390 

Symmes, Clyde, 250 

Symmes, John Cleves, 769 

Synagogue, Mikveh Israel, 1514 

Syng, Philip, 485 

Sypher, J. R., 648 

Syria, 702 

Tagebuch, Daniel Dobber, 1259 

Tailors, 108 

Taitt, Dohan and, 108 

Talbot, George, 485 

Talbot, Jeremiah, 1327 

Talking machine, 251 

Talleyrand-Perigord, Charles Maurice 

de, 437 
Taney, Roger B., 193, 238, 365 
Tankhannink Creek, 372 
Tanner, Joseph, 316 
Tanning, 108, 1484 
Tariff, 158, 238, 266, 324, 334, 512, 586, 

645, 1584; English goods, 447; North 

Carolina imposts, 455; rates, 1151 
Taverns, 108, 144, 166, 352, 370, 425, 

456,498,714, 1391, 1397, 1540 
Tax books, of Phila., 1204 
Tax collecting, in Chester Co., 1380 



Taxes, 90, 104, 108, 176, 329, 338, 383, 
420, 425, 454, 456, 485, 488, 595, 619, 
632, 649,673,793, 1101 

Taylor, Alexander, 238 

Taylor, Frank H., 1577 

Taylor, George, 1348 

Taylor, Henrietta N., 759 

Taylor, Henry P., 129 

Taylor, Isaac, 398, 485, 651 

Taylor, Jacob, 740 

Taylor, John, 1582 

Taylor, Joseph, 108 

Taylor, Samuel, 108 

Taylor, Thomas, 774 

Taylor, W. H., 1448 

Taylor, William P., 108 

Taylor, Zachary, 558, 1509 

Taylor family, 150, 212, 651, 1340 

Taylor family, Jamaica, 1582 

Taylor and Newbold, 50 

Taylor, M. G., & Company, 1146 

Taylors Company of Philadelphia, 756 

Tea, 108, 136, 367, 541, 1540; embargo, 
200; opposition to importation of, 
1027 

Teachers, petitions for increase in sal- 
aries (1942), 1322 

Teague, Pentecost, 193 

Teedyuscung, 301, 302, 310 

Telegraph, 458, 826 

Telescope, 114 

Temperance Union, 460 

Temples, 687 

Temporary Shelter for Homeless Men, 
1585 

Tenack, N.J., 973 

Tenedos, H.M.S., 1102 

Tennessee, 466 

Tennessee River, Indian depredations, 
466 

Teresa, ship, 63 

Tew, Joseph, 150 

Texas, 78; boundary, 512; history, 1311; 
Indians, 310; maps, 410; slavery con- 
test, 558; topography, 410 

Theatre, 145, 175, 193, 238, 250, 397, 
454, 529, 573, 600, 611, 622, 1483, 
1509; British dramatists, 250; Euro- 
pean actors, 250; and W. W. Lamb, 
1155; Philadelphia, 734 

Theatre Critic Universal, 454 

Theodore, ship, 108 

Thieves, 1334; of horses, 1334, 1533 

Thomas, Aubrey, 485 

Thomas, Gulielma Maria, 485 

Thomas, Israel, 1387 



Thomas, John, 898 

Thomas, L., 410 

Thomas, Thomas, 129 

Thomas family, 294 

Thomas, M., and Sons, 696 

Thompson, Gen., controversy with 
McKean, 144 

Thompson, Sarah, 1211 

Thompson, William P., 1540 

Thompson estate, 785 

Thomson, Charles, 250, 379, 380, 658, 
1041 

Thornton, Jacob, 939 

Thouars, Du Petit, 25 

Thrift movement, 460 

Ticknor and Fields, 363 

Ticonderoga, N.Y.: capture of, 400; 
orderly book, 973 

Tilghman, Benjamin, 686 

Tilghman, Edward, 50, 250, 456 

Tilghman, James, 108 

Tilghman, William, 108, 125, 193, 375, 
740 

Till, William, 1434 

Tillinghast, Nicholas Powers, 1531 

Tillotson, Archbishop, 485 

Tilly, Comte de, 661 

Timber, 359, 372, 547 

Timetables, Europe, 531 

Timolean, 538 

Tinicum, 697 

Tinicum Fishing Company, 756 

Tinicum Island, 1032 

Tinsmith, 1234 

Tioga County, 176, 400, 488; land titles, 
403; real-estate transactions, 403 

Tobacco, 73, 95, 108, 157, 367, 1540 

Todd, Charles S., 268 

Toot, John, 108 

Topliff, John, 108 

Topography, 159, 291, 304, 410; Cali- 
fornia, 101 ; Florida, 308, 410; Mexico, 
101, 410; New Sweden, 373; Ohio, 
235; Pennsylvania, 235, 372, 519; 
Philadelphia to Montreal, 483; Ten- 
nessee River, 466; Texas, 410; United 
States, 308, 476, 483, 599; West, 506 

Tories. See Loyalists 

Totoway, N.J., 973 

Toussaint L'Ouverture, 1602 

Towanda, 439; commerce, 691; real- 
estate transactions, 691 

Towanda Bank, 1540 

Tower, Charlemagne, 1546 

Tower of London, 485 

Town and Country, almanac, 1303 



Town Point, 379 

Townsend, Joseph, 1109 

Townsend, Samuel, 108 

Townsend, Solomon, 108 

Townshend, Charles, 938 

Trade. See Commerce 

Trade and Plantations, Lords of, 485 

Travel: 

1700 (prior to) 172, 382, 485, 555, 698 

1700 555, 590 

1710 555, 590 

1720 30, 440, 555 

1730 30, 440, 555 

1740 30, 333, 379, 387, 440, 555, 700 

1750 30, 36, 339, 407, 440, 519, 555 

631, 638, 1348 
1760 30, 36, 220, 302, 339, 372, 407 

431,463,555,631,638, 1163 
1770 30, 36, 110, 252, 302, 372, 379 

407, 463, 468, 484, 493, 555, 566 

631, 638 
1780 25, 30, 34, 252, 289, 484, 541, 555 

588,631,692,727, 1143 
1790 34, 39, 238, 242, 252, 275, 303 

305, 413, 468, 541, 555, 567, 571 

591,631, 1186 
1800 34, 39, 136, 179, 235, 238, 252 

291, 306, 465, 506, 555, 571, 612 

622, 631, 654, 1397 
1810 238, 252, 380, 479, 484, 496, 510 

555, 558, 612, 622, 631, 654, 682 

736, 742, 1221 (a), 1582 
1820 35, 162, 238, 252, 380, 435, 555 

558, 622, 631, 654, 715, 1146 

1170, 1221 (a) 
1830 35, 118, 138, 181, 226, 238, 252 

380, 464, 476, 511, 553, 555, 558 

600,622,631,654,715, 1146 
1840 59, 101, 226, 227 (a), 238, 252 

323, 363, 439, 511, 531, 555, 558 

600, 622, 631, 650, 736, 742, 1425 
1850 59, 238, 243, 363, 555, 600, 622, 

736, 1164, 1208, 1338, 1425 
1860 531,555,599,602,622,736 
1870 483, 555 
1880 555 
1890 444, 728 _ 
Travis, John, 757 
Tray, Mathias, 150 

Treasury, Lord Commissioners of, 175 
Treasury Building, fire, 87 
Treaties, 40, 721; Algiers, 589; drafts, 
721; England and United States, 360, 
383, 668; France and United States, 
383, 1275; Ghent, 570; Greenville, 
699; Indians, 699, 1297; Mexico and 



United States, 512; Spain and United 
States, 558 

Trent, William, 108, 251, 310, 840, 
1107, 1454 

Trenton, N.J., 301, 973, 1540 

Trevor, John B., 1167 

Trials, 73, 90, 108, 136, 208, 238, 485, 
710; Gen. William Hull, 466; William 
Moore and Rev. William Smith, 603; 
Judge Peck, 91; Rev. George Chal- 
mers Richmond, 550; slaves, 490; 
Jasper Yeates, notes on, 740; John 
Peter Zenger, 536 

Trigg, Ernest T., 1382 

Trimble, James, 108, 1511 

Trinity Protestant Episcopal Church, 129 

Tripoli. See Barbary States 

Trist family, 26 

Trotter, Dawson, 108 

Trotter, Joseph, 108 

Trotter, Newbold, 108 

Trout, George, 1542 

Trout, Jeremiah, 1542 

Truckers, 108 

Trumbauer, William T., 1540 

Trumbull, John, 601 

Truxton, Thomas, 331, 1108 

Tuesday Club, 1509 

Tulpehocken Forge, 212 

Tunis. See Barbary States 

Turkey, 16, 69; atrocities, 702; language, 
William Shaler on, 1172; Edward Joy 
Morris, minister to, 433; wars, 461 

Turks Head Tavern, West Chester, 1109 

Turner, Robert, 485 

Turner, William, 1095 

Turnpikes, 122, 319, 555, 632, 855; bank 
notes, 1603; stock, 338, 1339 

Tweed, William, 250 

"Twelfth Night Ball," 1253 

Twiss (Trist) family, 26 

Two Bookes of Epigrammes and Epi- 
taphs, 1142 

Tyler, John, 193, 250, 466, 688 

Tyndale, Hector, 1110 

Tyndall, John, 193 

Tvrone, Clearfield R. R. Co., 51 

Tyson, Sarah, 889 

Ulrich, Valentine, 108 

Umbrellas, 435 

Underground Railroad, 490 

Undertakers, 1540 

Unemployment, 1585 

The Union, 1549 

Union Burial Ground Society, 1212 



Union Canal Co., 1148, 1328; boat per- 
mits, 1488 

Union County, 1596 

Union League, 1383 

Union Library Catalogue, Phila., 1384 

Union Library Company of Hatboro, 
1111 

Union Party, 512 

Union Republican Club, 1524 

Union Transportation Line, 1540 

Union Volunteer Refreshment Saloon, 
256, 1580 

Unitarians, 303, 444, 680, 707 

United Brothers Encampment No. 26, 
905 

United Campaign, 1585 

United Nations, 1481 

United Service Organizations, 1534; 
American Theatre Wing, 1479 

United States: British claims against, 
1272; colonial period, 1537; colonial 
trade (1771-1772), 1491; courts-mar- 
tial, 1000; Department of Labor, 
1538; history, 1114; Internal Revenue 
Department, 250; Mint, 241, 926, 
1274, 1352; Northwestern boundaries, 
512; passports . 1116; Sanitary Com- 
mission, 679, 1062; settlement of, 
1350; Treasury Department, 87, 121, 
193, 236, 250, 714, 808; Weather 
Bureau, 579. See also Army, Com- 
merce, Customs House, Economic 
conditions, Navy, Politics, Social con- 
ditions, Social life 

United States Avenue, 1280 

United States Escort Association, 205 

United States Exploring Expedition, 481 

United States Hose Co., 205 

United States, ship, 1185, 1269 

Universalist Church, 444, 680, 1416 

Universities. See Schools, names of uni- 
versities 

University of Edinburgh, 379 

University Island, Del., 485 

University of Pennsylvania, 238, 477, 
552, 585, 595, 634, 1350, 1510, 1582; 
alumni association, 1388, 1515; law 
lectures, 402; Mask and Wig Club, 
1557; pamphlets, 107; programs, 107; 
student essays, 1135; student scrap- 
book, 1194; studies, 106. See also Col- 
lege of Philadelphia 

Upland, 379; court docket, 805 

Upper Darby, 343 

Upper Ferry Bridge Co., 50 

Upper Merion, 302 



Upshur, A. D., 678 
Usher, Patient, 1454 
Usselinx, William, 1117 
Utah, Indian territory, 78 
Uwchlan: monthly meetings, 150; So- 
ciety of Friends, 460; Township, 460 

Valentine, L., 34 

Vali, Louis du Pui, 681 

Valley Forge, 150, 212, 451, 686; Com- 
mission, 460; court-martial, 1118; 
military stores, 701; muster rolls, 72; 
notes on, 697; orderly book, 973; Park 
Commission, 1 1 19; Watson's visit, 697 

Valley Works, 108 

Van Buren, Martin, 238, 250, 484, 512, 
557 

Van der Kemp, Francis Adrian, 1 ; biog- 
raphy, 682 

Van Dyke v Philadelphia, 710 

Van Etten, John, 1120 

Van Horn family, 1340, 1354 

Van Varick, Margarita, 683 

Van Varick, Rudolphus, 683 

Van Vechten, Abraham, 939 

Vancouver, B.C., 262 

Vandalia, U.S.S., 35 

Vandalia Company, 840 

Vanderslice, Henry, 316, 371 

Vanhorne, C, 488, 800 

Vaudreuil, Marquis de, 25 

Vaughan, Thomas, 1530 

Vaughan and Lyman, 1540 

Vaux, Richard, 684 

Vaux, Roberts, 154, 316, 684 

Vaux family, 684, 692 

Vaux, Roberts, Consolidated School, 8 

Vegetarian Diet and Dishes, 1 576 

Vegetarianism, 388 

Venango County, land titles, 499 

Verlenden familv, 1288 

Viandot, Paul, 592 

Vicary, John, 140, 751 

Vice-Presidents, U.S., 146, 159, 193, 
250. See also names of Vice-Presidents 

Vicker, John, 460 

Vicker, Paxson, 460 

Vickris, Thomas B., 485 

Victoria, Queen, 254 

Views of Philadelphia, 1018 

Vigilante Committee of Philadelphia, 
1121 

Vincentown, N.J., 1540 

Vine culture, 392 

Virginia, 39, 108, 163, 245, 510, 590, 
1604; Assembly, 425; Bishopric of, 



129; boundaries, 455, 485; Civil War 
campaign, 304; commerce, 571, 629; 
early settlers, 185, 245; economic con- 
ditions, 629; Friends, 440, 463; land 
speculations, 541, 571; land titles, 
180, 541; lands, 1509; map, 78; 
politics, 425; real-estate transactions, 
238, 541; social conditions, 463 

Voigt, Thomas, 108 

Voisin, of Argilliers, 1224 

Vollmer, Charles, 1215 

Vollmer, Gottlieb, 1540 

Voltaire, Francois Marie Arouet de, 431 

Voltaire, Louis, 1546 

Voorhees, Philip F., 755 

Wadsworth, James, 250 

Wages, 140, 379, 454, 1540 

Wagner, Franks and, 108 

Walcott, Oliver, 808 

Waldeckers, prisoners of war, 875 

Waldensian Society, 702 

Wales, 129; cemeteries, 376; genealogy, 
1127; maps, 376; settlers in Pennsyl- 
vania, 319, 376, 898 

Walhalla Lodge No. 7, 905 

Walker, Juliet C, 1174, 1331 

Walker, Lewis M., 28 

Walker, Lewis S., 1174 

Walker, Thomas H., 1174 

Walker family, 1174 

Wall, George, 108 

Wallace, James W., 685 

Wallace, John, 685 

Wallace, John Bradford, 72, 368, 686 

Wallace, John William, 686, 1122 

Wallace, Joseph, 391 

Wallace, Joshua M., 686 

Wallace, Mrs. Susan, 686 

Wallace, W., 686 

Wallace and Elder, 685 

Wallis, S., estate, 176 

Walloons, 250 

Walmouth, J. H., 250 

Walmsley, William, 1123 

Wain, Edward, 1464 

Wain, Robert, 50, 622, 687, 783 

Wain, William, 403 

Wain family, 692 

Wain house, 687 

Walpole, Robert, 938 

Walsh, Robert, 512, 688 

War and Peace Register and Regulations, 
1814-1821, 1587 

War of 1812, 33, 116, 202, 250, 331, 425, 
458, 612, 1332, 1458, 1509; agitation 



for, 466, 558; battle of New Orleans, 
54; battles, 466; British officers, 250; 
burning of Washington, 589; Canadian 
campaign, 482; diary of Isaac Roach, 
1058; debates, 557; discipline, 482; 
embargoes, 466; Federalist opposition 
to war loan, 558; financing, 502; his- 
tory of, 466; impressment, 426; Little 
York, 482; military training, 510; 
munitions, 502; naval activities on 
Great Lakes, 482; naval battles, 589; 
naval records, 445; Northwest cam- 
paign, 268; observations of Richard 
Rush, 570; officers, 175, 466; Pennsyl- 
vania Volunteers, 999; Philadelphia 
defense, 502; Philadelphia troops, 1454; 
preparations for, 466; prisoners, 426; 
privateers, 589; provisions, 458; Sack- 
ets Harbor, 482; sickness, 482; 16th 
Regiment, U.S. Infantry, 482; Society 
of, 1369; U.S. Navy in West Indies, 
541; upper N.Y. campaign, 817; vol- 
unteers, 502 

War Industrial Board, 1383 

War Relief, Pennsylvania Railroad, 1125 

War Service Committee, 690 

"War Songs," 1367 

Ward, Christopher L., 691 

Ward, Edward, 840 

Warder, Ann, 692, 694 

Warder, John, 693 

Warder, John N., 694 

Warder, William G., 694 

Warder, William S., 694 

Warder and Brothers, 108, 694 

Warder, Hoskins and Pearsall, 694 

Ware and Bateman controversy, 115 

Warner, Lydia C, 1394 

Warner, William and Co., 1177 

Warner and Johnson, 1295 

Warren, M. I., 1385 

Warrington, Immanuel H., 1029 

Warville, J. P. Brissot de, 1227 

Warwick Furnace, 212 

Washington, Bushrod, 193, 236, 250 

Washington, George, 1, 20, 23, 48, 49, 
111, 114, 138, 163, 176, 193, 199, 
227 (b), 250, 380, 400, 405, 447, 560, 
682, 686, 913, 973, 1050, 1095, 1398, 
1510, 1582, 1591, 1595; biography, 
175; collection, 696; estate, 45; house 
on Market Street, 389; letters to Gen. 
Cadwalader, 1454; N.J. campaign, 
538; and Society of the Friendly Sons 
of Saint Patrick, 1152 

Washington, Hamilton, 236 



Washington, Martha, 696 

Washington, William A., 696 

Washington family, 193, 696, 716 

Washington-Biddle correspondence, 49 

Washington, D.C., 87, 94, 314, 446, 452, 
480, 511; burning of, 589; during 
Madison's administration, 1458; real- 
estate transactions, 586; restoration, 
558; and tariff ra